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Did a search.....manual GP switch for a cucv PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 84CUCV, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    this is my only truck fot now. My wiring is really cut up. Dont have the time or money to do this the right way now. So How can I do it off one of the batteries to a switch to cycle the GP??? Thanks a lot /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif


    Mike
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Someone please reply. I need to do this as soon as I can!!!

    thanks mike
     
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    I wired up the GP's in a daisy chain (like stock) and then hooked it to a 30 amp relay and installed a push button ignition switch in the dash to light the whole thing off.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Did you make your own wiring for this? thanks
     
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    Yes, I copied the factory daisy chain set up, but I wired it all up myself.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Can someone explain the daisy chain set up? I dont know a thing about wiring. Thanks mike
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Does the CUCV GP controller have a blue wire from the solenoid on the fender to it? If so cut the blue wire a few inches from the controller on the motor, then pull it out of the loom and push the cut end through the firewall to a simple push button switch. Attach the blue wire to one pole of the switch and attach ground to the other side of the switch.

    When you push the button the blue wire will get grounded and the glow plug circuit should be on for as long as you hold the button down.

    If the CUCV set-up is much different than the civi version I can't help...

    Rene
     
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    thanks rene I will take a look. Does not matter right now the truck is drive able now anyway. I have a sub on the way.
     
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    Rene, there is a blue wire going in. So what is the next step? I am selling off all my chevy trucks and diesel stuff, but this one i want to keep and get back on the road. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    mike
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Rene, there is a blue wire going in. So what is the next step? I am selling off all my chevy trucks and diesel stuff, but this one i want to keep and get back on the road. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    mike

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    Well this blue wire is the ground if I recall correctly, you wire up a switch to it and the other end of the switch to a ground.
    And voila. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    NICE

    thanks
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Does the CUCV GP controller have a blue wire from the solenoid on the fender to it? If so cut the blue wire a few inches from the controller on the motor, then pull it out of the loom and push the cut end through the firewall to a simple push button switch. Attach the blue wire to one pole of the switch and attach ground to the other side of the switch.

    When you push the button the blue wire will get grounded and the glow plug circuit should be on for as long as you hold the button down.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The info was already posted in this very thread...

    You should bge able to do the same for the truck Jenn is looking at. If the GP's don't cycle when the blue wire is grounded it may need a new relay. The realy should be on the drivers side fender.

    Rene
     
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    Thanks Rene. Need to get my head out of the ground. I dont have one of these things that runs right. SO i really dont want to go for more, but she will not leave me alone about it and to top it off she puts up with me so.....

    mike
     
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    Thanks Rene. Need to get my head out of the ground. I dont have one of these things that runs right. SO i really dont want to go for more, but she will not leave me alone about it and to top it off she puts up with me so.....

    mike

    [/ QUOTE ]Hey don't worry, just try not to loose her. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Man, does she have a sister?
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    She does and she is just as cool and out of her mind as she is! mike
     
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    She does and She is just as cool and out of her mind as She is! mike

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Took me a few seconds to understand which is which.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    HMMMMM New Jersey right?
    I guess I should have stayed there, instead I came to California instead /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Yup Dirty Jersey

    Man. stay there. I hope to go out there soon.

    mike
     
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    Yup Dirty Jersey

    Man. stay there. I hope to go out there soon.

    mike

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    Well I might be making a trip there some time in the summer, I have lots of relatives there and in PA.
    Where at in NJ, maybe I can swing by and meet up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Pt. pleasant by the water. Its great for that, half naked girl go past my house to the beach!

    mike
     

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