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'65 Beaumont Ignition Switch Question


Hi guys. Can someone explain the function of some of the pins on the '65 Beaumont/GTO/Tempest/Lemans 6-pin ignition switch ?

( Picture below ). ACC, Battery, Solenoid, I get all that...but what does "Ignition 1" power up, and what does "Ignition 2" power up?

Also, is "Ground" necessary if hotwiring the car ?  ( I'll be hotwiring the car from the switch harness - bypassing the switch itself to see if the switch is the fault with my cranks-beautifully-but-no-spark problem ).

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Gar

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Just a guess but I wonder if one powers the coil and the other powers items that are live with the key, such as radio, wipers, etc?

I may have the manual with the wiring diagram, I'll check.

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Your guess matches mine, Carl. These switches are a bi**h to find - and pricey - if I can get everything to work by alternate means I'll do it. Priority one is to hotwire the car though, and if it starts up and runs like it did until a few days ago, then I'll know it's the switch.

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I have the wiring diagram but I can't figure it out without wire colours. Do you know those?

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you wont need ground to hotwire, wire batt ti ign 1 then wire bat to sol for the start did you put the ign back in plug turn to on then short soliniod on starter

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or run a hotwire from battery to hot side of coil then start?



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I might have one of those switches kicking around. Guessing 64 and 65 will be the same. Just get back to me if you think you need one. I know I've passed the 66 one on.

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ignition 1 is full volts to coil for start then 2 is a resistored less volts for run so points don't burn?



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During cranking I think the coil gets the full 12 volts from the terminal on the solenoid. Then it switches to the resistor wire that also goes to the coil when you let the key go back to "on".

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Thanks for the replies and the info, guys. Much appreciated. I did a hotwire at the switch harness this afternoon, still no go. I get my oil and gen lights and she cranks just fine but apparently no juice where it's needed to fire the engine. At least now I know it's not the switch. I'll test my coil and try an under-hood hotwire next.

Gar

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Some times this is when a buddy and a multimeter comes in handy.....



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koolconvertible wrote:

Some times this is when a buddy and a multimeter comes in handy.....


I know...I've got a volt meter I can do a test at the coil terminals with, but a multimeter would be more useful and give me greater testing ability. The "buddy" is available with a little notice. 



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