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stevehenderson
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Electricity dead except 12v to coil comes on Reply with quote

Turn switch and 12v to coil comes on but engine won't turn over.
You can jumper across solonoide to get it to start.
Everything else is dead including lights.
Any hints on troubleshooting.
Just sat over winter changed nothing.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: Electricity dead except 12v to coil comes on Reply with quote

Check your body ground- some were grounded to the engine then the rest of the car got it's ground thru the trans strap . (by the mystery PO)-

Next find the power wire going up front off the starter wire.- you know it gets to the ignition but how- and what happens to it at the key switch- SO--get your meter or trouble 12vt test light and find out what is stopping everything- my vote is the key switch-
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Electricity dead except 12v to coil comes on Reply with quote

Sure you didn't knock half the fuses out of the fuse box? Since the ignition switch gets its power via the fuse box and then sends power back to another set of fuses in the fuse box before sending it to the ignition switch it seems hard to imagine the ignition being the only thing that has power.

You need to see what fuses in the fuse box have power. The red wires should be hot whenever the battery is hooked up and the black wires should have power once the key is turned to the "ON" position.

You don't have some kind of incorrectly wired add on load (like an amp) that could be causing feed back to the coil somehow do you?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Electricity dead except 12v to coil comes on Reply with quote

My guess is ignition switch, happened to us last summer.
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