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1987 camaro plain and simple we had the car running and tried to adjust the timing and it back fired and stoped running most if not all of the relays in the engine compartment are bypassed (by previous owner) car was running fine up until the backfire then it died currently the car has a 305 tbi motor which the previous owner converted to a carborated 305 he bypassed most of the relays in the engine compartment we have lights and that is it when the fans, fuel pump, and starter all work when hooked up to a hot lead however the ignition switch itself is not getting anypower what so ever and we are completely lost as to a solution to this issue

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    i had the same problem with the ignition witch put a push button straight to the starter it works good its a electric fuel pump so u still need the key to turn it on the lights they went out to i putt a small piece of 12 gauge wire in the fuse box for the tell lights cant put a fuse cause when i would turn on the lights it would just blow the fans i put them on there own switches..



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Sounds like the fusable link which feeds power to the ignition switch has gone to the happy hunting ground. this fusable link is bolted to the starter motor battery terminal along with up to four others.

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