ignition switch interchangeability

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ignition switch interchangeability

Postby Just Plain Bill Also » Thu May 19, 2016 11:28 pm

Am attempting to put a 1981 ignition switch in a 1986. Problem is the 81 switch is a 6 wire and the 86 is a 7 wire the seventh is a dedicated fan wire where should I connect the fan wire to?

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Re: ignition switch interchangeability

Postby deanbw » Fri May 20, 2016 10:48 am

Well if you find it necessary to do something like that, I would forget the 7th wire, cap it and run a jumper on the power in side of the fuse box from a switched hot to the fan fuse.

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