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Username Post: complete electrical shut down
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02-08-19 03:04 PM - Post#2759415    
    In response to japete92

I believe that the first mistake was to connect the 2 old 12 gauge wires to the new cable. I believe that there is a fusible link located in your electrical system, and that you have blown that link, just not certain where. The good news, is that the link did what it is supposed to do, protect the electrical system. Next thing that I would do, is to disconnect the headlight foot switch from the system, because it sounds like there is a short in the switch. If I am correct about the short in the switch, that might account for the battery going dead over time.
Thinking about these 2 extra 12 gauge wires, it might be that someone had added them to fix a previous issue, or if a power seat or power windows were added to the car after it left the factory, they would have needed to add a 12 gauge wire to power them.
Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.

Edited by junky on 02-08-19 03:09 PM. Reason for edit: add to the post
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