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is this instrument panel spade terminal for the low fuel/brake light

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You got a low fuel light?

 

Someone here says its for brake light.

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Yeah it may be multi-function, low fuel, brake, and...

 

Not my car; it's a later cluster.

 

I did a search and found a few of the previous threads on the subject but was looking for something more definitive...

 

Cheers,

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I have that wire connected on my 74, and my '74s low fuel warning is when it starts stumbling and runs out of fuel.  

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Obviously, hope you have enough momentum to coast to the gas pump.  

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Ray,

 

Vague recollections only here, and most of them tie not into my checkered past but into a single thread on this forum, no more than 3 years ago.  First, I seem to think that only Euro-spec cars got the low-fuel warning light.  Yes, the orange English-language Owner's handbook speaks of the low-fuel warning light but the orange Owner's handbook is simply the European-spec handbook translated into English.  It's not focused on U.S.-spec cars.  Second, I -- and this is where I'm recalling that thread -- believe the spade terminal, relating to the "handbrake-on" function of the brake warning light, only appears on some '74's and its function is somehow obviated by "new and improved" wiring on the '75-'76 cars.  If you find THAT thread, you can ignore my ramblings here!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Have never seen this on any of the EURO instrument cluster I had or have. Must be something special US.

 

On the later EURO instrument clusters the little red light indicates "low fuel" as well as "handbrake stiil in use" but without that pin on the PCB.

 

Best regards, Lars.

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Ray,

 

Doesn't that connect to the main light switch in the kitchen you're working on ? :) 

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26 minutes ago, KenH said:

Ray,

 

Doesn't that connect to the main light switch in the kitchen you're working on ? :) 

 

The pic is your cluster PC board.

 

:D

 

... you didn't know that, eh?

 

:P

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Ray, stop.  You're going to render yourself un-electable.  And I need the job!

 

t

 

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Ray,

 

Yes, the wire that hooks up to the spade terminal comes from the emergency brake switch.  The spade terminal only appears on some 1974-manufactured clusters (well, square taillights, but pre 11/74, at least), so later cars must have received a more "built-in" wiring solution:

 

 

The above thread seemed much more exciting when we originally wrote it: the plot's a bit thin in retrospect....

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

Edited by Conserv

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7 hours ago, TobyB said:

Ray, stop.  You're going to render yourself un-electable.  And I need the job!

 

t

 

 

Don't worry; all we need to be is less un-electable than Trump.

 

It's a cinch!

 

:D

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