Mechanics

STEERING COLUMN WIRING PROBLEM

1976 Ford F-250

I have my dad's old 1976 F-250 with a 390 engine and automatic transmission. It has about 135,000 miles on it. Last week I had to replace the shift collar on the steering column. I had to cut the wires to get them through the steering column. They had been cut before. I'm sure I recall my father putting a different steering column in the pickup years ago. He has passed away. I forgot which wires go where because not all of them match. Here's what I have. The column side has the following wires. Blue with red stripe, black with yellow stripe, white with blue stripe, green, yellow with brown stripe, light green with white stripe, white with red stripe, blue and red with black stripe. The pickup side has the following wires. Grey (or very light blue) with red stripe, blue with yellow stripe, white with blue stripe, white with red stripe, light green with white stripe, green, blue, yellow with brown stripe and red with black stripe. Many of the wires match up but not all of them. It sounds to me like the column may be from a different year of pickup. Any help with how to wire these together would be great. Also, now the ignition switch will not activate the starter solenoid (which is new). Can these wires have any effect on the ignition switch? No cruise control. Just turn signals, hazard, horn and lamp for the shift indicator in the column. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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F-2fire
March 20, 2007.



You will need to go and look at each item, horn solinoids wipers etc and note what color wires are at the connections. Then look at your ignition switch and see what you have there and note it. It will take patience!

Merlin2021
Mar 22, 2007.