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t5montecarlo

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That pink/black wire is not factory; there are no wires in the duct. I recommend tracing it to see what it could be. Was there ever an alarm installed?

The screw you can see in the duct is the only screw holding it in place. Take out the screw (and don't drop it) and have a better view where that wire goes. Perhaps the duct was out before and someone carelessly put it back trapping a wire, but I can't imagine a single stray wire outside a loom in that area.
 

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Got it. I saw that in there and asked my brother what it could possibly be for and he didn’t have a clue and said someone must have had the dash apart in the past. There wasn’t an alarm in the car when we got it. Now I’m curious to know what it is
 

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In my 1982 Electrical Troubleshooting Shop Manual Supplement, the pink/black wire is a 20-gage wire that goes from the 20-amp Gages fuse to the dash connector. I wonder if it somehow came out of the wrapped harness, which would be strange.
 

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That’s gotta be it. I thought it was about an 18-20 gauge wire
 

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Haven’t forgotten about this place just no major updates as of late. Still no column and my Brother told me he’ll have to go down and chat with the neighbor that has it because he can tell I’m pretty fired up about it so no one loses their temper. Wiring for the electric fans is getting really close but it obviously has to be all cleaned up and have the plastic loom put on to cover it all up. I put a grommet in the firewall hole for the factory cruise control and that’s where most of the wires run inside of the car. I took the msd box back off of the firewall and drilled holes behind it to mount the new fuse block which is the 3rd picture. I still have to hook the MSD trigger wire up to it and some wires for the tach. Took the Glovebox back out to make it easier to work in that area. Had some problems come up too that caused distractions. My girlfriends brand new Honda passport started making noise one day when she left work. When I got home I realized one of the caliper bolts was gone/fell out and I could wriggle the caliper it by hand. It had rubbed a gouge in the rim and knocked off the balancing weight. She’s only had it for 8-9 months so we had
To go back and forth to the dealer a handful of times. My 71 year old mom had to have eye surgery due to waking up with a detached retina randomly so I’ve been helping my parents out quite a bit too. My
Brother has this entire wiring project planned out in his head but we’ve gotten back to working on it for at least a hour or two 2-3 nights a week so I’m at his mercy as well.
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Any progress is progress!

I hope you get your column back. It isn't too difficult to fix yourself now that you have all the parts. I don't remember if you got a new release lever.

Are you going to make a heater delete plate? I noticed the cabling in the last picture.
 

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The msd box is mounted to the delete plate. The new fuse block is also mounted to it just inside the car behind the glove box
 

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Forgot this picture of my $60 relay. Just used an existing hole in the drivers side fender to mount it. Have got a bit of money in heat shrink from Ford that my brother loves using for all of the wiring.
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The msd box is mounted to the delete plate. The new fuse block is also mounted to it just inside the car behind the glove box
Sorry, I meant on the interior above where the radio is.

I love heat shrink with adhesive. I recently bought some from Wirefy along with a new crimping tool and solderless crimp connectors.
 

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Nah I’m going to leave it all in there. I want the interior as original as possible. I was looking around back there when I took the radio delete plate off to help run wires. My dad just unplugged all the vacuum lines and zip tied it all out of the way. I really wish my dad would’ve kept the original engine too. It’d be cooler if it was still bone stock.
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