The previous (card-carrying idiot) owners of my '83 Ramcharger disconnected these wires from the transmission (727), and I don't know which goes where. Can you give me any guidance on pinouts? I'm assuming from your post here that one of the outer pins is the power input, and the other outer pin goes to the backup lights, so the center must be for the neutral safety switch... am I right?TaZMaNiaK said:The reverse side of the switch could be bad while the park/neutral side is still good.. To check it, pull the electric connector off (it's the 3 pin connector on the front of the tranny), and with the tranny in reverse (and the e-brake on and blocks under the wheels ) check for continuity between the outer two terminals. If there isn't, the switch is bad. If there is, the problem is elsewhere. The switch would be the prime suspect though. Let us know
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The three wires are all there, but the connector that they went in is gone (I didn't even know there was one originally). And yes, it does start in any gear, which I prefer. I should be able to figure it out with the information you all have provided so far, but if you could post what you find from the wiring diagram that would be great. Thanks!The Moose said:I'll check the wiring diagram to be sure but that sounds right. You say the previous owners disconnected the wires. Did they leave the wires in the connector (just dosconnected the connector (I hope). If so, the connector really only goes on one way. Two wires are for the reverse lights. One wire is hot, the other completes the circuit to the reverse lights when you put the gear selector in reverse. The third wire provides a ground to the starter relay. This prevents the truck from being started in any position other than "Park" and "Neutral".
So, if the wires are disconnected at the tranny, they must have picked up a ground for the starter relay someplace else. This means (have you ever tried to?) that your RC will start in any gear.