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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 29th, 04, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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I was driving my 69 and it died... I tried to turn it over but nothing happened; don't even get any lights on the dash when I turn the ignition key. I replaced the battery, alternator (bad bearing) and the regulator (it smelled like it got toasted).

I have traced the power from the batttery to the regulator, the Alternator, the horn relay, the fuse box and to the ignition switch. Then I replaced the ignition switch and still nothing... I don't have a wiring diagram for the ignition switch section so I'm stuck.

Anyone have a wiring diagram on the web or any suggestions of what to try next?

I noticed that many of the terminals (especially to the regulator) are corroded and I have done my best to remove each crimp from the connector and clean these up but want to replace a few of these. Are these connectors available without replacing the whole wiring harness?

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There is not a commerical replacement for the reg connector. However, standard 0.25 inch female quick-disconnect terminals do fit, but will not fit inside of plastic connector body.

Try some Radio Shack Tuner cleaner and/or Copper-Nu, or Tarn-X on the terminals, rise with hot water.

You might try the junction block in front of the battery on the radiator support. This usually gets corroded as well.

The red power lead from the battery to junc/block to horn relay buss bar to alt BAT to firewall connector to a splice. One side to the headlamp switch, the other side to the ignition switch.

You might check the firewall connector for good conductivity. Plus, don't forget the return path back to the battery. All those connections must be clean also.

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I had this happen on my old malibu.After I turned it off for the night the next morning went to start and nothing, no radio or lights. Anyway all I did was bang on the starter with a hammar and voila. I am no expert but may help!

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Thanks for the wiring diagram...
No luck yet. I replaced the starter a couple years ago and haven't driven the car much since then because what you posted happened to me but at that time the gen lights on the dash came on when I turned the key. They do not come on at all now but the consile light does when I open the door and all fuses seem to have juice except for the little (short) one on the bottom of the fuse box.
I don't have a user manual and it is not clearly marked...

I am stumped...
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The small fuse is for 'INST LPS', 4 amps. Hook up a battery charger to the battery and see if lights come on.
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Thanks for all the info guys!
After cleaning a few terminals & changing the ignition switch, it turns over jsut fine now.
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