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Old 05-10-2010, 08:06 PM
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Wire Routing

It has been 2 1/2 years since I dismantled my Falcon and thought I took pictures of everything to help get it back together. But, I can't for the life of me figure out the routing path for the wires that go to the back of the car. I am installing an after market "Easy Wiring" set with a fuse panel. If anyone has pics of this routing it would help. Especially how the wires route down from the top left area under the dash and down by the kick panel on the left side and where they go in that area. Larry
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I know, but never took pictures of anything like that I've ever done. Why, I don't know.

Basically there is a hole just to the left of the dash, above where the stock fuse box mounts, and you run wires down through there, some go to the jamb switch and door lights (if any) and then they come out just fore of the sill trough -- then down the trough and back into the area below the rear window regulator, over the wheel well, one wire to the gas sender and the rest to the tail lights.

On the passenger side they go about the same way except that they didn't run any wires down the passenger side unless you had a wagon with electric tail gate innerds or a convertible. Of course, I ran tons of stuff down that side.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:38 AM
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I have pictures from the shop manual that might help. When I did mine we pulled all the wires to rear on the floor down the driver side. Just as they were routed originally.There were originally a couple of plastic clips holding the bundle to the wall however never bothered to reuse them just made nice tight bundle tied up with black cable ties and wraped with that corrogated plastic duct. In fact I still have the old wire bundles we took out. To hold it down we used the cable ties with a hole in the end and screwed them down with sms. If you want the wiring diagram info I can make copies and mail them to you. Can't send them e-mail, they wouldn't copy well. The print is not very dark and very small. The only wires that went down the passenger side were speaker wires. I have a non stock dash with the fuse block mtd on the driver side engine compartment near front. That of course required an entirely different plan. Hope this may help a little. You really just have to have a basic idea where they go and use your intuition.

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Old 05-11-2010, 07:35 PM
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This is my 63 wagon:

In at the top door hinge

Out at the bottom door hinge - pay no attention to the butcher job from the PO's (previous owner) attempt to make clearance for the speaker magnet.
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Yeah -- just like that.

Jerry, your wires ran on the floor and not in the sill trough like the pics Jeff took? I assumed the Falcon was just like the Mustang, which has it running just like Jeff and mine has them running. It's not very well protected running under the carpet in the corner. Probably OK though...
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Wire Routing

Thanks very much for the pictures. I do see how they go out the hole where the bolts for the door hinge are at the top. I will route them down the trough. I remember them being routed that way. What is the thing that is attached to the fuse panel. Picture attached.
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I think you are referring to your light switch (brown part). You probably are going to need something like that to turn on your parking and head lights. The white round guy is the dimmer rheostat for your dash lights and the dome light "on" switch.

I am guessing there is some sort of hot rod retrofit that is only switch portion sans the fuse box. Maybe with a momentary so you can flash us slow guys so we can get the heck out of your way!

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You must have a '64 car, huh? I'd reuse the switch, or maybe a 65 version if that's got fuses on it, so that all the switch bezels match on the car and use the wires from its connector (and any other switch -- Ign, wiper) to tie into the aftermarket fuse panel. Keep in mind that some of the wires on that switch also go into the steering column to activate/interact with the turn signal switch... which also has the brake light circuit as part of it. Time to sit down with the graph paper and plan this out. Been there, done that. Maybe a 65 Mustang switch would be cheap.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:00 AM
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Actually I did run them in the sill trough (just didn't know what you called it) What is even more of a suprise, miracle whatever everything works. Also got the heater all wired up and it sure is quite. Just like new.
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got the heater all wired up and it sure is quite
You sure it's actually running?

All kidding aside, good to hear it's getting closer to running. Don't forget to post a request for a tech day for you again...
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