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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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1- On my 533 I have a toggle that controls the two dash lights. The map light is really the dash light with a metal slide that can be opened to read the map.



2- As far as the relay(breaker). There is a metal coil/relay (approx 1" x 1") that is attached to a metal arm (approx .75" x 3"). The coil is mounted to the arm, which is mounted to the back of the metal dash housing.

If the relay dies, you loose all of your lights; therefore, I would suggest adding at least a couple of fuses. One in-front of the relay and one or two behind it for your head lights,fogs,running, dash, etc.

Your generator outputs voltage and current continuously. Bear in mind that the generator will output approx 20-30 AMPs and therefore the wire from the generator to the battery and the Ammeter needs to be a minimum of a #10AWG. A #10 AWG is rated for 30 AMPs continuous load.

If you use a smaller wire (mine was rewired by a prior owner with #12AWG - good for 20AMPs), it will be overloaded and as in my case melted from the inside out. Period correct cloth wiring and armored wiring can be purchased from several vendors (YnZ and Restoration supply come to mind).

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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Let me know if u need any others.

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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Pac5 wrote:
Let me know if u need any others.



Pac5 - Thank you for the photos. You did not mention what car they are from. The backing plate holding the gages looks completely different than what I have. Is yours a 528/33?

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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Gar wrote:
1- On my 533 I have a toggle that controls the two dash lights. The map light is really the dash light with a metal slide that can be opened to read the map.



2- As far as the relay(breaker). There is a metal coil/relay (approx 1" x 1") that is attached to a metal arm (approx .75" x 3"). The coil is mounted to the arm, which is mounted to the back of the metal dash housing.

If the relay dies, you loose all of your lights; therefore, I would suggest adding at least a couple of fuses. One in-front of the relay and one or two behind it for your head lights,fogs,running, dash, etc.

Your generator outputs voltage and current continuously. Bear in mind that the generator will output approx 20-30 AMPs and therefore the wire from the generator to the battery and the Ammeter needs to be a minimum of a #10AWG. A #10 AWG is rated for 30 AMPs continuous load.

If you use a smaller wire (mine was rewired by a prior owner with #12AWG - good for 20AMPs), it will be overloaded and as in my case melted from the inside out. Period correct cloth wiring and armored wiring can be purchased from several vendors (YnZ and Restoration supply come to mind).


Gar- Thank you for the information. Is the coil/relay mounted driver, passenger or mid dash? I have rewired my '32 Pontiac so thankfully this is not my first rodeo and thank you for the warning about wire size. Your recommendation about vendors is good. I have used Y and Z twice for new harnesses and they do a great job. From what I see on the car a complete rewire is not needed (yet). I just need to clean some things up under the dash. It is thankfully not a real rats nest so just some cleanup will be necessary. I see the light sockets built into the backing plate. I need to see if there are any holes in my dash that are just missing the sockets. I am one who likes originality but I am leaning toward replacing the buzzing circuit breaker (although it might sound cool) with fuses. Actually with older wiring it might be wise to add 2-3 fuses on critical circuits for peace of mind. Thanks again.

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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Thank you!

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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Tim Cole wrote:
I don't know about the circuit breaker given that 1929 used fuses, but the panel lights were driven by an under dash toggle switch. There should be a hole for mounting underneath the instruments.



Thanks!

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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West Peterson wrote:
Should be very similar to our 1930. I notice that the wiring diagram in the owner's manual also shows two dash/map lights, but there is only supposed to be one in the car.

The switch that Tim is talking about only turns the gauge lights on and off, and does not provide power to the map lights. I'm not sure it's supposed to be a toggle switch, though. I was told it was a slide switch. If you look at the bottom portion of the dash's lip, there should be three holes just to the right of the steering column. Two holes for screws, and the one in the middle is oblong, providing room for a slide switch. (Could be different for 1928.)


Thank you. The 526 does not seem to have a map light. It has a pull-out cigar lighter on the passenger side of the dash, though. I will check underneath and see what type of hole(s) I find.

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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The pics are from 28 526 with choke top of dash.if u look under where the clock in pics
U will see a very large headed toggle dash lights, the square behind where the speedo goes mounted on a tab with all the wires going to it is the relay, the socket I pulled out was to show u what thay look like,the routing and coating are all original.

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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U have that ac speedo can u shot us some under dash pics to see what yours differs from mine.
Please.

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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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The relay is mounted mid-dash on the back of the cluster. It appears that any of the longer studs on the removable cluster will work .

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