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I'm having a possible short to ground problem in my 88 chevy suburban. Not sure if that is the total problem tho. What happens is I turn the key to ACC and the radio lights up. Headlights work, interior lights work. No power locks, radio cannot be turned on. Then I move it to "on" position, and no radio, no dash lights, still no power locks, but still have headlights and dome lights. Try to crank, and nothing works besides the headlights and dome. Battery has strong 12 volts upon inspection with DVOM. Sometimes I can get it to crank over and run. I try putting on wipers or hazards, and the truck dies like it's an open short to ground. I replaced the ignition switch, and That did'nt solve the problem. Does this sound like a problem with the neutral safety switch or the ignition module in the distributor? or are those symptoms not typical for those to be bad... i'm just trying to figure out where I should look before I start ripping out wires and testing one by one, or even worse yet... paying 200 bucks for a new wiring harness when I dont need too....

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Haveyou checked you fuesable link wich is on the fire wall in the engine compartment it will be a red wire comming off of a sidwase dimond shaped block

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