<VV> electrical problem

Scott beaminscott at gmail.com
Mon May 15 15:39:15 EDT 2017

Could your ignitions switch be failing? What happens when you turn the key
full left (the accessory position) ? Does the radio play and does it also
play in the off position (key straight up).

Scott Allison - KC

From: Michael Kovacs <kovacsmj at yahoo.com>
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> 1966 Corvair...Quick history: Car sat outside all winter with
> batterydisconnected. It started right away. Drove it a bit . Started next
> day and moved it. Next day a dead battery. Recharged anddrove it. Next day
> a dead battery. Recharged itdrove into garage for maintenance. With the key
> out, I noticed a faintglow of the temp/press idiot light and realized there
> was a batterydraw.
> Stuff observed:
>    -  ignition on, both red idiot lights are on bright. Should be
>    - start the engine, both idiot lights go off. Should be
>    - all instruments and electrical functions appear normal. Should be
>    - engine off, ignition on, disconnected the oil & press/over temp wires
> in the engine bay, the idiot lights go off. Should be
>    -  engine off, with the key removed from the starter switch, the oil
> pressure/over temp light stay on very dimly. Should not be
>    - engine off, disconnecting the main wire harness connection in the
> engine compartment will turn off the dim idiot light. Should be??
> Where is bulb getting power to lightup dimly?


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