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I am hookin up shifter on floor of my 85 silverado and cann't get

The wiring figured out so it only starts in park i got the one for reverse light indicater to work

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There should be two more wires. One should go to the starter solenoid and the other should only be hot with the key in the start position, and originates at the ignition switch on the column under the dash. Don't remember for sure but I think it's either a heavy red or purple wire.

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