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Re: Electrical problem, 73 Midget

To: Robert.Haigney@anixter.com, mgs@autox.team.net, spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Electrical problem, 73 Midget
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 09:53:01 -0700
you don't say anything about the fuse box. Check for missing/ blow fuses.
Also, they contacts for the fuses often are corrroded and not making good
contact. Clean all that well. Chances are a lot of the other connections
suffer the same fate.. corrosion. Trace each circuit from the ignition or
the specific switch to it's destination looking for loose corroded or
disconnected wires. Make sure your grounds are good (especialy the light
circuits) and that you have a round strap somewhere from the engine to the


At 9:09 AM -0700 6/5/02, Robert.Haigney@anixter.com wrote:
>As I slowly work through all the stuff on my midget, I find out, that it
>should be good to start....
>So I put my new key in the ignition and turn it.......nothing.
>I try the lights, still nothing, I try the signals, nothing, I try the
>windshield wiper's, hey they work, so does the windshield washer, WOW
>something works, but nothing else.  Now the windshield wipers will not stop
>I also noticed, when I turn the key forward with the windshield wipers on,
>they stop, and then as the key goes back to position 2 they start again.
>Do I have a short somewhere, and where should I start looking....?
>This car has never been started since I bought it, I was told it
>ran......!!! (yeah right).  I've not done anything to the electrics of the
>It has a new battery and battery leads, new spark plugs and a new
>distributor cap.
>Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction, or give me some tips
>on what to look for.
>This list is great, thanks to everyone who has helped me in the past, I
>don't know where I'd be without you.
>73 Midget.

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