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Have a 1982 firebird, intermittently  starts. Feel like I have it narrowed it down to a shorted wire in the column. For the first year of the third gen there is not a lot of help out there. I've disconnected every harness under the dash. So please somebody enlighten me, where is the harness or block closest to the column? 

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The major wiring harness for the steering column is near the base of the steering column, close to the floorboard. However, the neutral safety wiring harness is located within the shifter console.

Here is the major wiring diagram for an '82 V8 Firebird. I think this will probably help.

 

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So is there a back up to the column? Because after disconnecting each harness I can still start the car. (Again it's an intermittent problem and I found a position on the tilt it'll work so leaving it that way until I find the harness.) There are 2 major harnesses down there I've disconnected, if it's supposed to be there and it's not it has to be bypassed. I've worked on engines for fun for a while, wirings a whole other bear apparently. So look in the shifter console? 

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