Re: Hot Wire to Fuse Panel Issue
You are correct, the red wire on the buss bar powers the car.
First thing to do is remove wires on buss bar and wire brush all, reassemble.
Power goes into firewall connector, drvr side connector, second wire up from the bottom, drvr side column. Could need a cleaning there also.
Once inside the dash, the red wire gets a factory crimp/split to three places, ign sw, light sw, and fuse panel.
One reason power quit is some where from the battery pigtail to the clock, a connection developed a high resistance and stopped current flow. And just the same, the return path back to the battery needs the same conductivity feature.
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