<VV> Fwd: short circuit '69 lights technical revisited
kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 6 19:20:55 EST 2007
The 20A fuse protects the parking (front and back), side marker and instrument lights. The 4 way is on another circuit. Also I'll isolate the front and rear circuits by disconnecting the junction connectors before starting the search.
Michael Kovacs <kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net> wrote: Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 12:14:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Kovacs <kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: short circuit '69 lights technical
To: VV <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
I have a blown fuse on my wife's '69. I replaced it and the new one (20 A) immediately blew. That is where I stopped today. There are 8 lights on the outside of the car + the instrument lights. This translates into a LOT of potential bad wires. No apparent cause-effect.
What I'm looking for is the best logical method of finding the bad wire. I'd first remove all the light bulbs to be sure it isn't one of them. I've got the meter to check for continuity etc, but want the most important starting point. I think the basic method would be to check each + light wire for continuity to ground.
I hate dc electrical faults!
I wont be able to start for a day or so. I'll wait for answers.
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