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Old 10-14-2002, 03:34 PM
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some ground must be bad or something. I have an 84 camaro that was just sitting for about 2 years, and i decided to put a 1970 350 engine in it. and the interior light will just all of the sudden start flickering and the guages get all messed up and the blinkers stay on. This happens more often at night. It also messes my cd player up, so i just took that out. Please Help. it sucks.

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Old 10-14-2002, 03:45 PM
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I hate these kind of problems, start pulling connections and ground straps in the engine compartment first and work your way to the dash.

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sound like either a bad ground or a wire the has rubbed through. I agree that you need to recheck all the wire in the engine area. How long did it take to start this problem after you did the engine swap? if it took a little time before it start then start by checking all the wires that go by headers or anything else that puts off high heat.
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Grounds and Mean Triple 6's idea of looking for heat areas are a great starting point. Also, did you hook up all the wires to the right thing? Electrical feedback is only good for The Who!
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That sounds like a body ground(or earth ground)problem to me.4Jaw is right, start with the engine ground straps first, then I would move on to all of the other grounds next.If no luck there, then move on to your positive side of your wiring.
But before you get too carried away,remember one thing...it's always the most simple/stupid thing that goes wrong. So look at the obvious first.
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Turn on the light swith in the daylight. Turn on the lights and see if you get the gremlins. May just be a bad light switch, or more commonly the bright switch on the floor. Either of these switches being bad can cause some pretty wird problems.
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