Electrical Gremlin

Electrical & Ignition

  1. ksurfer2

    ksurfer2 Well-Known Member

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    Since I have owned my 69 RR (about a year), it has had a strange periodic glitch. Every once in a while, the car will be completely dead....not even a click with the turn of the key. I can tell when this is happening, because when I open the door, the dome light won't come on. This issue occurs completely randomly, sometimes after the car has been sitting for a period of time, and sometimes after it has been recently driven. Over the past year it has happened maybe 5 times.

    The issue is resolved simply by disconnecting the positive battery terminal and reconnecting it. Once that is done, everything is normal.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Frank Mopar

    Frank Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Pull bulkhead connector and look for signs of a bad connection.
     
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    • Don Frelier

      Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      It's possible that your positive cable is bad internally and you can't see it. I've heard a couple folks here complain of bad cables.
      I assume the battery connection itself is clean and tight.
       
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      • odcics2

        odcics2 Well-Known Member

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        Next time it happens, disconnect the negative side...
        See what happens: fixed or not.
        That will help you to isolate the issue.
         
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        • PurpleBeeper

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          All good advice about. My first three guesses
          a. bulkhead disconnect
          b. + battery cable and/or connection
          c. - battery cable and/or connection
          d. fusible link

          ok, that's four guesses
          I'm not sure if this could be the ignition switch???? I don't think the power of the dome light goes through it.
           
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