Question about 1982 Chevrolet El Camino

1 Answer

Elect no power

Found a hot wire under the valve cover my mistake now i have no power at all no headlights or power to fuse block, remember its a 1977 chevy malibu, no click to the starter, nothing at all

Posted by on

  • sawz69 Dec 29, 2008

    thank you i found the problem, you were right on the money i didn't see the fusable link on that wire, i do now

  • sawz69 Dec 29, 2008

    thank you i found the problem, you were right on the money i didn't see the fusable link on that wire, i do now



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 129 Answers

Check on the starter there should be big lead bolted on it now with that big lead there should be a smaller lead bolted with it that lead supplys power to the cab that smaller wire has a fuseable link in it now pull hard on wire to see if it has a break in it the tou can just join the wire to get you going but you need to replace the fuseable link because if you ever have another short it wil burn cab wiring if this didnt help let me know been a while since i work on one

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard Dec 29, 2008

    hi if it fixed the problem could u rate it as fixya

    have a happy new year



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where do I find headlight relay switch on a 85 Nissan extended cab p/u

Pretty sure there is no relay for the headlights. There are two 10 amp fuses in the fuse block, one for each side headlight. The power to the fuses is directly off the black fusible link (in your fuse link box, under hood, by the battery). Then the fused wires go into the headlight switch, and with switch on, out to the head lamps.

First check if the fuses have power to them. Hot at all times, so key can be off. If they have power, fuse link is good, so possibly a bad headlight switch or dimmer switch if no headlights..

Oct 03, 2015 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

This is the fuse panel cover for a 1999 1500 Chevy Silverado which fuse controls the driver side window switch

The picture is too dark. Usually the power windows, all of them, are protected by a 25 or 30 amp circuit breaker. It is usually found in the instrument panel fuse block, under the dash on the driver's side. The circuit breaker is a matchbook size "fuse", usually silver colored. A circuit breaker automatically resets if it gets tripped by like a short.

If you pull off the master switch, the driver's side switch, you should have one hot wire with key on. The power wire and the ground for the windows are both in the driver's master switch. This is where you begin testing the power windows if none are working. Check for a hot wire, and check the ground wire- use a multi-meter.

Jul 19, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My driver side lowbeam headlight wasn't working, so I replaced bulb and it still won't work.

Most newer cars now have a separate fuse for each headlight.
These fuses are found in a "bank" usually under a cover, and the box and cover are black plastic. Most of these "fuse and circuit breaker" boxes are to be found under the hood of the car, and to the right or left of the engine. Unless you have a broken wire somewhere, a fuse replacement should fix your problem. God bless your efforts.

Jun 09, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

95 Dodge Dakota headlights, taillights dash lights suddenly went out. Have turn signals and flashers, no brake lights. Replace 15 amp fuse under dash that was blown nothing, replaced headlight switch

Did you check for voltage at the 50 amp fuse circuit. Even if the fuse is good if no voltage on the fuse circuit, the circuit is still dead. There is a light green wire that carries voltage from headlamp switch to dimmer, is that wire hot with headlamp switch on?

There are wiring diagrams for free, just about everywhere, if you don't have one. Autozone .com has free wiring diagrams on vehicle repair guides link. You have to register your vehicle, year--make--model, all that good stuff. It's free.

Dec 15, 2014 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Headlights wont turn on all other lights work

Well, you'll have to investigate a little further. It could be anything from a bad switch to a broken power wire or bad ground. Grab your volt meter, pull on the headlights on and measure the voltage at the connectors at the headlights. If you have 12 volts, then it's probably a bad ground, if there is no voltage, then you'll have to start working your way back up the wire harness for the lights until you can find out where you lost the power at, but before anything else,...You did check the fuse under the dash for the headlights, right?

Mar 11, 2014 | 1977 Cadillac Eldorado

1 Answer

12 volt power to 7way plug to camper no power fuse good under hood

If you will look at the under hood fuse block towards the rear there is a large red wire with an eyelet on it. It should be taped to the harness. You will need to hook it to the hot post under the lower cover on the fuse block.Remove the fender beace from under the hood and remove the cover. At the front of the fuse block there are 2 posts. Connect the wire to the hot post with a nut usually a metric 8X1.25 thread. Good Luck

Jul 09, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

1 Answer

Driver's side high beam shorted out.

Take a test light or volt meter and unplug electrical connector at high beam light and with key on and headlight switch on (highbeem on) you should have power at dark green and white wire. If not then check 15 amp headlamp fuse. There is one for left and one for right. They are located at underhood fuse block (left fenderwell).Lift cover and look in cover for description. If there is power at headlight green/ wt wire then check for ground at the other wire black and purple.If no ground could have bad headlamp ground relay located at body relay box (left side of dash) or the ground connection for this relay a black wire located at left side of dash. Joe ASE Master Tec

Jan 19, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

No power 1977 chevy malibu

this happend to me in my 82 elcamino get a light tester and go to the starter and fallow each wire 1 by 1 and make sure you have power in my car the wires ended up at the firewall driver side hope this helped you

Dec 28, 2008 | 1982 Chevrolet El Camino

4 Answers

1977 chevy corvette wiring diagram

All the diagrams for your corvette can be found here:

Headlight wiring is towards the bottom of the page.

Hope this helps, have fun wrenching on that vette.

Jul 04, 2008 | 1977 Chevrolet Corvette

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

119 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides