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Old 07-12-2003, 10:24 PM
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Help! All electrical power is off!

I have a 1973 Javaline with a 232 6 cylinder and 3 speed manual transmission. The car has a battery and remote selenoid starter switch like a Ford on the fender well.

All the power is off in the car. Nothing comes on when you flip a switch. Lights, horn, wipers, heater, dash lights, nothing.

I checked with a volt ohm meter the battery, remote selenoid switch, the connections, the wire, the starter, and everything checks out OK. All fuses are good.

What should be my next step.
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Check to see if there is a fuseable link on your power feed wire. This is usually the smaller wire on the batt. clamp or it may be on the hot side of the solonoid. Some links are noticable by a raised section of insulation on the wire some look like a normal piece of wire. Check across the wire with your meter or check for weak spots in the wire where only the insulation is holding it together.
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Found the problem

Dawger was right. I checked a red wire that goes from the hot side of the selenoid to the alternator and found a break in the wire under the insulation where you couldn't see it. Replaced that wire with a new one and it works great.
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