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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 07, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a starting point for my issue. Here it goes. The painter took my car apart two years ago. It took that long to paint and put back together. Now I am doing the finishing touches on everything. It's been fun! Anyway I don't have tail lights, brake lights, reverse lights. When you hook up the battery, the airconditioner panel light barely glows along with rear passenger side tail light. It's like a dim orange glow. I am not quite sure about what to do. I just dicovered this last night. I haven't looked anywhere yet. Just would like to have some knowledge on what it is I am actually supposed to be looking for. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. For this is the only thing besides not coming out of 1st, (but i will deal with that next) keeping it off the road after a 24 month restro.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 07, 10:09 AM
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Re: lights

From what I have read on all the other posts, I would check all the ground wires. Where the car has been freshly painted I would venture that the ground wires are not making a good connection through the fresh paint.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 07, 02:04 PM
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Thats what I think also.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 07, 05:08 PM
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yup, same here. Easiest fix is to go to the hardware store and get a bunch of "external" star washers, in 3/8" and 1/4". Use one between every ground terminal and the paint, including some of the tail light studs on 67-68.

Make sure the rad support is grounded, too. On mine, I ended moving the lil neg battery ground wire from the inner fender to the rad support. It would not ground thru the mounting bolts, too much new paint.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 07, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the knowledge. This web site is awesome. I am going to get started right away. I put tags and insurance on it yesterday. I can't wait to drive it. I put a picture of it on my profile. Check it out if you like. I buy the washers and wire today.
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