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R. Dave Carr

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« on: November 28, 2007, 10:04:02 AM »

Does anyone know how the "cold" light in the dash of my '66 300 works?  What turns it on and off?
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 11:04:50 AM »

Ahh it's run by a switch?   
 
On the water pump housing there is a two pole sending unit with two wires.  It's on the right side by the Alternator.  One side is cold, the other is hot.  I assume the cold light is not working, and hopefully, you haven't seen the Hot.
 
To test the light curcuit, you may ground the wires at the sending unit to see if the lights work from that point.  If they don't. . .You know, the sending unit is bad.
 
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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 11:08:28 AM »

Because with all the skin I left under that @#$%&$! dash, I want all the pretty lights to work!  Seriously, it worked for a few days, and then quit.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 12:53:30 PM »

Obviously, I have the same light and it too does not work. I noticed it in the cluster but never thought to check it's function. I will be getting into the cluster this winter for a few other bulb replacements such as high beam indicator and signal indicator. At what temp is the cold temp light supposed to trigger? Is it an extreme cold or just say room temperature?
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 01:51:59 PM »

 It will go on in the summer, just not as long as winter.  Probably 150 160 it will go out.
 
Other places to check. . . The cluster has a PC board on the back. . .check the traces.  You may have to solder a jumper.  Make sure you have a good socket for the bulb and  there is continunity from the sending unit to the dash.  Also check to be sure there is no oxidation on the conncetion points on the board.  A touch of vasoline can't hurt
 
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007, 02:22:24 PM »

Is this the sending unit you're talking about?   
        
                                           
The terminals are at say 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock. If so, it is Blue Streak pt# TS-15 and readily available. I have not checked my sender but suspect it to be the problem. I will order up one anyhow and throw it on the pile for the winter.
 
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2007, 03:09:08 PM »

It looks like that yes.  As long as the application is correct, it should work
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 03:23:32 PM »

TS15 is correct, I just ordered one.  I grounded out the plug and made the light come on, so I know the cluster is ok.
 
 
 
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 03:37:55 PM »

And another fine day at Moparfins.
 

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 05:21:54 PM »

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And another fine day at Moparfins.
 
 
 
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 10:36:10 PM »

That reminds me of a kind of funny story, my Dad used to sit in the car (65 Newport and 72 Newport)and let it idle till the cold light went out. Summer or winter I guess he thought it wasn't ready to go till that cold light went out.
He cracked me up sometimes. Ahhhhh memories!!

The guy that had my Chrysler before me put in temp,volt and oil pressure gagues and must have put in the sensor that came with them so my cold light doesn't work. ardog2007-11-29 03:39:15
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2007, 04:58:44 AM »

ah well Ar. why have i never heard of this "Cold Light" i know susan doesn't have one

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2007, 09:25:18 PM »

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ah well Ar. why have i never heard of this "Cold Light" i know susan doesn't have one
 
I believe 68 was the last year they used the Hot/cold light in c-bodies.
 
I was happy to see this thread because when I get the motor/trany in the wagon I want mine to work properly too.
 
 
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2007, 04:39:49 AM »

i just use the exausght(?spelling) to tell if my car is warmed up
 
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2007, 06:00:50 AM »

'69 Chrysler had it too..

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