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Old 10-22-2009, 08:32 PM
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5 years sitting.. any shortcuts for getting the eletrical working

my truck sat so long the electrical is fighting corrosion problems.. turn signals work then don't.. headlights did not work because of the dimmer switch (fixed) and not sure what else I'll find. Got any tricks to help out?

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Fix all the grounds first.. They are very important,, and will cause some crazy problem's...
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Might want to check all the bulb socket's and headlight connections also. I reserected my truck after sitting for two years on the edge of the woods.
My biggest problem was the inst. light's. I ended up just buying oil. tach, and temp gauges. I think the little furry gremlin's got in there and crossed them all up for me!
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what kind of vehicle we talking here?

switch is probably bad

they dont last forever..

intermittedly working sounds like a worn out switch to me.,

ive had to replace lots and lots over the years

even recently in a 99 lumina because the brakes lights didnt work except for the third light

common issue..
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it is a '69 chevy 3/4 ton pickup.. switch is working now but verything.. things like the heater fan and wipers would not work at first but seem to be getting better. Grounds are being check again to be sure.. think I have a wrong water temp sending unit... cold starts in the middle and climbs fast before enigine even unchokes
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Sounds like you need stuff called "Contact Cleaner". You'll be able to get it any any electrical distributor, or likely your local Lowes store. It comes in a spray can with a long plastic tube that attaches to the nozzle so you can spray it where you need it. It will help restore switch contacts to proper operation, and also provide lubrication for the switch. I'd get some good stuff like CRC or similar. I wouldn't recommend Radio Shack's version of it.
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that sounds like a very good plan.. thanks
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