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Old 09-21-2003, 08:15 PM
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70 roadrunner electrical headache

Any help would surely be welcomed. 70 roadrunner sitting in body shop for 9plus months. Turn key, car engine starts but when let go of key won't keep running, so body shop guy hot wires coil to battery, car starts and runs, diconnect hot wires and car turns off. This is my first problem.Next, while i was attempting to replace light bulbs in dash,stupid me forgot to disconnect battery and bumped amp meter against metal dash board,than see small puff of smoke come from voltage regulator. I replaced voltage regulator, alternator, starter relay, and battery, all were old. Now I start car up and everything gets very bright, blows a few bulbs and i turn car off. After this i now have no power to my dash, when i open door, i have no dome light, parking lights ect. Only when i start car I have dome light, headlights,ect. Could i have blown out switches in my dash? What else could i have hurt by bumping amp meter on metal? Thanks for help, sorry this is such a long message.
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