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Shifter wiring

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sickquad, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    So, I'm installing a B&M floor shifter. It was ment for a camaro and I got it for free but it fits nice in the console I just made.

    My question has to do with the wiring. There are two switches on the shifter, one for reverse lights and the other for the neutral/park lockout. Anybody wired up one of these before?

    I have no directions and I lent out my service manual and now it is mysteriously missing. Any help would be appreciated, haven't found anything yet on a search of the board.

    -Chris
     
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    i have mine tore apart at home if you can wait till later i will post back with the answer. it will be after 8pm
     
  3. BadDog

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    I just hooked up the missing reverse and p/n switches in my newly acquired 88 which had a B&M ratchet. Big question is, what model do you have?

    For me, the switches are on the lower part of the column, and I just extended the leads to the new shifter switches. P/N is orange and black on a single plug at the very base of the column (next to the fire wall). Reverse is (IIRC) a blue and a green wire on a common plug right beside the p/n (common switch). Nothing tough, just hook those wires onto the new switch. Technically, I don't think you need the black from the p/n as you could just go to ground at the shifter.
     
  4. sickquad

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    Sounds good, thanks for the info. Are the wiring colors the same for all trucks? Mine is an 85 with 84 wiring and a 87 steering column. I guess I'll find out.

    -Chris
     

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