Author Topic: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring  (Read 425 times)

Offline imperialus62

WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« on: March 29, 2017, 10:33:01 AM »
Hi All,

I am looking for a good pigtail wiring for my ignition switch on my 1961 cadillac.   Mine is brittle and falling apart making starting and driving impossible.  Good used or repo source appreciated.

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Arthur

Offline russ austin

Re: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 07:12:54 AM »
The 61 has a different ignition switch than the 62-64 Can you take a picture of the connector that you are after? 
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Re: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 06:04:44 PM »
Here are images of the 61 ignition andpig tail.
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Offline russ austin

Re: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 07:32:05 PM »
It is different from the 62-64.   Why not just pull each wire out of the connector, crimp on a new terminal end, and put it on the back of the ignition switch.  As long as you do it one at a time, you should get the connectors correctly installed in the right spots. 
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Offline kevo

Re: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 09:51:03 AM »
My plug melted, so I just cut it off and put female spade connectors on there to the back of the switch.. been fine for years

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Re: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 06:07:24 AM »
I can't offer a switch, but the picture of the switch and connector look just like the switch in my '58.   It would stand to reason that you can expand your search from at least '58 to '61. 

The plastic on the connector doesn't look awful.    You can get reproduction connectors that you can crimp on and plug into the plastic.   I've used them and the do fit as they should. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/32-pcs-wiring-bulkhead-connectors-shells-Cadillac-Chevy-Buick-/130886578436?vxp=mtr&hash=item1e7972b104

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Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: WANTED---1961 Cadillac Ignition Switch Pigtail and Wiring
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 11:51:51 AM »
I've got a couple good 61 dash harnesses out in my parts car.  Just not sure when I'll make the 1 1/2 hour trip to get out there again.
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