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Re: [Spridgets] Electrical Problem

To: <dlancer7676@comcast.net>, "'Spridgets'" <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Electrical Problem
From: "Bud Osbourne" <abcoz@hky.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:21:14 -0400
Your best bet is to start with the appropriate wiring diagram for your
car, and trace each circuit, from the tail lamps forward, until you find
the fault.  A simple, 12v test lamp will help you find out where you
have power and where you don't.  You may need a helper, to push the
brake pedal.  
While I do NOT consider myself to be a "sparky" (electrical systems
guy), I have had great results from using a very thorough, deliberate,
systematic approach to finding electrical faults.
Bud Osbourne

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From: spridgets-bounces+abcoz=hky.com@autox.team.net
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Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:45 AM
To: Spridgets
Subject: [Spridgets] Electrical Problem

Hey guys!  Hope everyone is doing well and your Spridgets are running

My '79 has a problem that I have tinkered with for months but have never
cracked the nut.  It is a problem also that keeps the car off the road:
no brake lights and no signal lights.   The headlights and taillights
work just fine.

I have spent a lot of time on my knees pulling and reconnecting and
soldering the wires in the boot, hoping to find that one disconnect that
might be causing this malady.  Just before I noticed the problem, I had
replaced the engine after rebuilding the tranny, if that is a clue.  I
also found a 4-way connector that has 3 black wires and 1 RED wire
running into it, but I don't think that is the problem.  I think that is
the product of a ham-fisted previous owner who had a piece of red wire
instead of black.  It runs into the harness (homemade--not mine) so I
don't know yet where it goes.

Any ideas?   Is there a progression I should be going through to find
the problem?  Thanks for any input.

--David C.
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