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Part Identification Help
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:57:12 PM »
Can someone identify this part? It is in a bundle of wires that run along the fire wall and end above the master cylinder. I have checked my books and can't find a picture. Thanks
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Re: Part Identification Help
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 02:26:00 PM »
It's been awhile since I owned an automatic Pinto but I do remember a plug like that heading down to park/neutral safety switch.  Is car an auto or stick? If stick it might not be used.

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Re: Part Identification Help
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 04:42:14 PM »
if she has a manual trans it could be the backup light switch , if it had more wires on it it would be an auto trans , but since it is unpluged the starter would not work , (unless it was bypassed )  way to check is to put the car in reverse and turn the key one and see if the backup lites work , if they do she might have A/C  and some had a kicker that speed up the engine when you turned on the A/C , most over the years have disepered  :o
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Re: Part Identification Help
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 06:45:24 PM »
The car is an automatic with factory installed A/C. The backup lights work. I had not driven the car for many years and finally got it back on the road. I can't remember if the connector was like that in years past. My 90 year old dad (original owner) can't remember what it was for either. I figure someone else might have a better memory!
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Ordered by my folks from Bunnell Motor Company, Inc., Bunnell, Florida
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Re: Part Identification Help
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 07:06:37 PM »
Ok then it has to be kicker , it's for when you turn on the A/C it speeds up the engine (or keeps it from dying) a tad , you have to use a volt meter to test it to find out , when the A/C clutch is engaged you should have voltage on one of the wires , been years since I have seen one , the newer ones used vacuum to do the same thing , hope this helps , Later   Blane in Mississippi 😇
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Re: Part Identification Help
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 07:34:20 PM »
Ur right, more likely back up switch.

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