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Electric fan connection using American Autowire’s fan relay kit

From our Tech Tips series of videos…in this installment, Michael Manning addresses the proper use of our Electric Fan Relay Kit. Click below to watch the video: Electric Fan Connection Using Fan Relay Kit... [ read more ]

Tips for installing the Ford ignition switch for Mustangs, Broncos and Trucks

From our Tech Tips series of videos…in this installment, Michael Manning provides installation tips for the ignition switch provided in our Classic Update kits for the 64-69 Mustang, 66-77 Bronco, and the 61-66 Ford Truck. Click below to watch the video: Ignition Switch: Mustang, Bronco, Truck... [ read more ]

Tips for installing the Ford ignition switch for Mustangs, Broncos and Trucks

From our Tech Tips series of videos…in this installment, Michael Manning provides installation tips for the ignition switch provided in our Classic Update kits for the 64-69 Mustang, 66-77 Bronco, and the 61-66 Ford Truck. Click below to watch the video: Ignition Switch: Mustang, Bronco, Truck... [ read more ]

Tips for installing the ignition switch for the 55-56 Chevy

From our Tech Tips series of videos…in this installment, Michael Manning provides installation tips for the ignition switch provided in our Classic Update kit for the 55-56 Chevy Passenger/Wagon/Nomad. Click below to watch the video: Ignition Switch: 55-56 Chevy... [ read more ]

Tips for headlight switch installation

From our Tech Tips series of videos…in this installment, Michael Manning provides installation tips for the headlight switch provided in many of our Classic Update kits. Click below to watch the video: Tips for headlight switch installation... [ read more ]

Should I purchase and install a new fuse box only, recondition my existing dash harness, or purchase a new dash harness?

Purchase and install a new fuse box AAW does not recommend the purchase of a new fuse box for installation by the customer. There are several reasons for this: The replacement of the fuse box is extremely difficult, almost impossible to perform with the dash harness installed in the vehicl... [ read more ]

How to identify your GM Internally Regulated Alternator

Delco Remy (System Integrated) SI alternator were used on GM vehicles between 1969-1988.  They were primarily used on vehicles between 1975-1985.  Two of the most commonly used models were the 10SI and 12SI alternators. Two key identification points of the SI alternator is the external fan wit... [ read more ]

Can I use my original headlight switch or ignition switch with your Classic Update Series kits?

It is not recommended that original switches be used in any of our kits. In many instances, the method of connection is completely different, as the switches that we include are updated-style units. The amperage ratings on our switches are usually higher than stock so that they will carry the extra ... [ read more ]

Can I hook the orange wire in the front light kit of the Classic Update Series directly to the engine cooling fan?

No, the orange wire in any of our Classic Update Kits is a fused 12v ignition feed that should be used as the “keyed” trigger wire that connects to your cooling fan relay.

Can I replace a blown fuse with one that has a higher amp rating?

Do not replace a blown fuse with one that has a higher amperage rating.  The fuse has a specific amperage rating because it is intended to be the weak link in the circuit to protect the electrical components. A blown fuse indicates excessive current has entered the circuit. This can be caused by a ... [ read more ]
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