Why do 68 & 69 dart iginition switches have different # ground plug ins?

Electrical and Ignition

  1. D.Dog

    D.Dog Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Location:
    Shepherd Mi.
    Local Time:
    2:50 PM
    I have two ignition switches. I want to use my 68 because I have a really nice main harness. The 68 has 6 plugs but only has 5:? Could someone clarify. See photo thanks!

    DSCF0650  ignition switch 5x4.jpg
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Dartsun

      Dartsun Member

      Messages:
      769
      Likes Received:
      377
      Joined:
      Feb 12, 2012
      Location:
      Springfield Oregon
      Local Time:
      11:50 AM
      1969 is a one year only ignition switch.
       
      • Agree Agree x 2
      • Mattax

        Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        7,134
        Likes Received:
        4062
        Joined:
        Feb 7, 2013
        Location:
        Phila. Pa
        Local Time:
        2:50 PM
        I see lugs on the 1969. @4spdragtop is working on figuring out the differences between the in-dash switches. This should get his attention.
         
        Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
      • 67Dart273

        67Dart273 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        39,930
        Likes Received:
        7570
        Joined:
        Oct 14, 2010
        Location:
        Idaho
        Local Time:
        11:50 AM
        A multimeter would clear this up in about one minute. IF it's a ground---no switch needs a ground. It might be?? did they have a "key light" option? A quick look at the 68 service manual (Valiant) shows one pin NOT USED

        s8switch.jpg
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Disagree Disagree x 1
        • Mattax

          Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          7,134
          Likes Received:
          4062
          Joined:
          Feb 7, 2013
          Location:
          Phila. Pa
          Local Time:
          2:50 PM
          Here's the connections from the '69 Dodge FSM.
          Accessory and Starter connections have been moved.
          upload_2019-9-11_9-12-3.png
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • 4spdragtop

            4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            26,369
            Likes Received:
            5914
            Joined:
            Aug 28, 2009
            Location:
            Ontario
            Local Time:
            1:50 PM
            Thanks @Mattax , physically they are different and wont fit, properly anyway. Bezels are different as well.
            Del mentioned the light and I know for a fact 68 had that option as I had one before, so electrically this MAY be the difference. Not sure if 69 had this or not.
            Go to mymopar.com and download FSM for free, these are a must.
             
          • 4spdragtop

            4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            26,369
            Likes Received:
            5914
            Joined:
            Aug 28, 2009
            Location:
            Ontario
            Local Time:
            1:50 PM
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • Mattax

              Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              7,134
              Likes Received:
              4062
              Joined:
              Feb 7, 2013
              Location:
              Phila. Pa
              Local Time:
              2:50 PM
              Did you get anywhere figuring out whether '67 switch was different than '68? and whether there was a superceded p/n number?
               
            • 4spdragtop

              4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              26,369
              Likes Received:
              5914
              Joined:
              Aug 28, 2009
              Location:
              Ontario
              Local Time:
              1:50 PM
              Funny, I was at dealership yesterday and parts guy punched in both 67 and 68 numbers and yes to superceded numbers. BUT parts guy said 68 superceded back to 67 number?? WTH??
               
            1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
              By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.