79 Chevy El Camino


Old 02-23-08, 06:11 PM
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79 El Camino 305

The spot on the dashboard where the guages are, there is a spot that tells you what gear you have it in and it doesnt work!!! CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO FIX THIS????
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Old 02-23-08, 07:16 PM
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There is a part of the column that rotates
Attached to this there is a little wire that is attached by a little clip
Wire likely broke or came off clip
First find the part of the column which rotates when shift gears
Backtrack from there.
Some times can see the little wire hanging when they are off
For some reason I think the little wire is red.
Almost the size of fish line so look close
Old 02-24-08, 03:29 AM
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Wow, that does take you back a while, before electronics. I remember having to do that on my old Chevy's, too. And I believe the cable IS red, or is red tipped, and most likely the clip just slipped off the indicator bar. Easy to fix, but you will have to get upside down to do it.
Old 02-24-08, 02:40 PM
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thanks guys i will try this and i have anymore probs i will post
Old 02-29-08, 02:29 PM
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yeah they are both right!! had one of those and had a DEVIL of a time. simple but hard for me to get to! STAND ON YOUR HEAD??

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