<VV> electrical mystery

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Tue Jun 12 23:25:54 EDT 2018

Glove box light, trunk light, engine light.

Shorted diode in alternator.

And.... cigarette lighter!

Frank DuVal

On 6/12/2018 7:06 PM, Tom Berg via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Fellas,
> My '64 Monza is dead in the carport, a victim (apparently) of an electrical short. The battery (new a couple of months ago) goes dead overnight; I can jump start it with a booster, and it runs fine and its alternator (not original, of course) seems to charge OK.
> When I turn it off I can restart it soon after. But if I let it sit for a few hours, and especially overnight, the battery (and the car) is dead again. Evidently something is pulling down the battery.
> Any thoughts as to the cause?
> --Tom in Ohio

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