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Old 08-30-2009, 09:20 AM
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turn signal switch wiring

need help...putting factory t-signal switch in my '53 f-100.I need a wiring diagram or some one to tell me what color wires go where............................Thanks Rod
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I don't have a wiring diagram for the column switch. Your best bet is to look in your shop manual......Don't have a shop manual? E-bay has about 5 of them for sale for 53s at the moment.

If this is an aftermarket switch that clamps to the column I have a diagram for the 7 wire variety I'll be happy to post.

If your truck was not originally equiped with signals, you are probably going to have to change out your parking and tail light lamp bulb holders and use a two wire/base grounded type instead of the two wire, wire gounded type. I'm not sure when the "Effies" switched to incorporated (not add on) signals.

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If you don't mind waiting a day or 2, I will scan the one I have and post it.
Without it I would have been lost wiring my 55's signals.
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fking1,I can wait a couple days.I have a 53 shop manual,but they didn't have turn-signals thus no diagram! I am using a 54-6? switch.....................thanks for the help,Rod

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fking1,I can wait a couple days.I have a 53 shop manual,but they didn't have turn-signals thus no diagram! I am using a 54-6? switch.....................thanks for the help,Rod
I asked before but maybe you missed it, but is this a stock switch that is built into the hub under the steering wheel, or is it an external switch that is clamped to the steering column?
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Go to Mid Fiftys, they have instructions for the stock switch. http://www.midfifty.com/instru.htm
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Stock switch? Which one is that?

Since turn signals were an option back then, the problem is...

There were TWO different turn signal switches used on 1953/55 trucks.

Factory installed and dealer installed. They are not the same.

Western Auto, Sears and autoparts stores sold a similar switch as the Ford dealer installed switch, which clamped on the steering column.

1949/59 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog: Illustration Section 130, page 402 shows the factory installed switch for 1953/54 Ford cars. Page 403 = 1955 Ford (not Bird).

These are the same two switches that were factory installed in 1953/55 trucks. Fit inside the steering column.
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fking1,I can wait a couple days.I have a 53 shop manual,but they didn't have turn-signals thus no diagram! I am using a 54-6? switch.....................thanks for the help,Rod
Use the Mid-Ffity's instructions in the post below. My diagram is about the same , but, is too big to scan on one sheet, needing 2.
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I have a turn signal wiring diagram for my 55 that I have posted in my gallery.

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Thanks Guys,went to Mid-Fiftys site and found what I needed to know...........I'll be ready to blink today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Rod.
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Thanks guys, just what I needed. I know this is 2 years old but it's still very helpful.
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