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The wire color codes for the 1966 Corvair are somewhat different, but the wiring is basically the same as depicted here in these 1965 schematics.
If you trace the voltage path from the battery, you should be able to use a multimeter to discover how far the voltage is getting and where the disconnect is for the dashboard wiring harness. Are there any other items without power? Cigarette lighter? Horn? Turn Signals? Wipers? Heater Fan? Radio? Which items have power and which don't may provide clues in troubleshooting and fault isolation.
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1965-1969 Corvair Engine Compartment Wiring Diagram (CORRECTED)
Dielectric-Tune-Up-Grease can sometimes improve the electrical connection in older metal connectors...
All rear circuits route through the engine compartment multi-connector (below the voltage regulator, near the firewall). The number of metal connector pins inside depend on the Corvair model year, ranging from 8-12 pins. This rear multi-connector is a common source of trouble, as it is subjected to age, vibration, heat, and moisture for many years. Even when the outer plastic shell halves appear to be tightly connected, the internal metal pins may not be providing good electrical connectivity, as they may be loose, dirty, corroded, or bent.
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CORVAIR COMBINED WIRING SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible