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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 05, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am working on a 69 RS Convt, Car is running great, however I have found an electrical problem. The (-) is hot and the (+) is grounded. What would cause this? The dash lights come on when I hit the brakes, am I missing a ground somewhere. What is make the car HOT.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 05, 11:15 AM
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It sounds like the grounds are a good place to start. The positive will feed through the bulb filaments to a metal component that isn't grounded making it positive. Try running a temporary 10 or 12 gauge wire from the negative battery post to a good clean screw on the body somewhere and see what happens.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 05, 06:22 AM
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The - is hot and the + is cold compared to what? What are you using to measure voltage, and how and where are you connecting it? The - terminal on the battery would be connected directly to the block, so if you put your neg meter lead on the block or body sheet metal, everything would be either 0 or positive in relation to that.





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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 05, 01:36 PM
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Battery hooked up backwards perhaps?

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Originally posted by 12run:
Try running a temporary 10 or 12 gauge wire from the negative battery post to a good clean screw on the body somewhere and see what happens.
If the battery is hooked up backwards, what will happen is the wire will burn your fingers and make lots of sparks.

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