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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2009, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical issue

So I'm driving along in the Burb, then the seatbelt light comes on. After that the gauges all drop to zero and the engine cuts out. Then all the sudden everything goes back to normal. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet, but I'm thinking it is a loose/faulty ground somewhere. What do you all think?
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that or starter wire vibrated loose?
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Well, I just got back from deployment and realized I still had this electrical issue to deal with. This morning I couldn't even start the truck at all. I tested the ignition switch and traced/checked all of the starting system wiring. I finally found the problem on the firewall. One of the wires just past a fusible link had the insulation worn down. It was short circuiting whenever it would touch the firewall.
In the process of finding the problem, I broke the turn signal lever somehow. Now I cannot switch the high beams on. So I was thinking of just installing a foot mounted switch like they used to use back in the 70's.. Do you guys think that is an easy mod?
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i think that the hardest part would be the plug to connect it however salvage yard and some luck might prove helpfull. i'm not sure that there is a good one with ur climate. the wireing would be easy
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I think I'll try to fix what I broke first. Apparently there is just a rod that goes from the turn signal lever to the actual high beam switch. I must not have hooked it up right. If that doesn't work out, then I'll go with a floor switch.
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