Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Summerfield, NC
Re: Strange Electrical problem today
I think I may have found the problem.
It happened again today (at a friend's house). I had the car on a lift working on some things. I couldn't find any type of horn relays in the spot mentioned (the car has probably been rewired at some time). When it did, I pressed the horn...it worked fine, so I don't think it's a horn wiring issue.
When it did happen, wiggling the ignition switch did nothing.
While looking for anything that could be a loose connection, I saw the bundle of wires coming through the firewall ( below the brake booster ). It looks like they are in some type of connector that attaches to the fuse box. I pushed them in, and immediately heard the lights cycle. Saw the interior light was on too. Car started right up.
Later today, at home after the car was sitting for a few hours - so it's not a heat related issue - it happened again. I was moving the car back and hit the brakes. Car died. Got out and firmly pushed in the connectors - electrical system came to life...car started right up.
Somehow, it seems like those connectors are staying tight enough. It's strange though because they come looks for no reason. How could I drive the car home from my friends and have no issues at all....but just tapping the brakes in the garage would jar things loose.
I'll have to look to make sure the fuse panel is secure...but it sure feels like it when I push on that bundle of wires, there's no movement of the fuse panel.
This sucks....but at least I know how to get it running right away if I get stranded.
1968 RS - Black
408 w/ Muncie 4 speed & 12 bolt rear
Deluxe Houndstooth Interior
Dropped 2" with TeamIII Mini-Lites
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