My dillemma is this: My car has so many electrical issues, I am considering selling it at a very cheap price. But I haven't let go yet, and would like some feedback on rewiring a 70 deville before I make any rash decisions.
I happen to know that MANY of my problems stem from a poor column rebuild 2 years ago. I went to a mechanic and he rewired it in a way that allowed the car to start and not do anything else. No indicators were hooked up or anything. It took me a while to realize the significance of that dealing with the column and the shorts I have had to deal with these past 2 years. The car is not running now. The ignition switch stuck on and fried the starter. Maybe a used column is the route go. Where could I get one in Southern California for under $400? That's what the guys in San Fernando are asking. What would you guys do?
I had an 80 seville that had a fire at the fuse block. Yikes! I bought a wiring diagram from Faxon and a shop manual. The wiring diagram was 3 foldouts that streched to 9 feet when placed end to end, and the whole thing was color coded. I canabalized harnesses and pieces from the yard, bought a package of 500 but connecters and started. It took 3 months and a lot of frustration, but when finished the car ran fine for years. Good luck.