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What would cause my headlights,powerlock,interior lights, horn, and cigerett lighter to go out on my 85 chevy caprice

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 1997 geo metro radio and cigerette lighter workin

This Fuse is going to be an "Axillary" Fuse. or "Extra" or Power Fuse. It is not labeled as Lighter or Radio. Your Fuse box should be Under the Dash on the Drivers Side. This is caused by wiring the Stereo into the Cigarette Lighter Wire for the Continuous Memory Since the Lighter is Continuous Power "on all the Time". Check ALL the Fuses, It is there.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic Horn not working

Diagram should be on the inside of the fuse box or relay cluster lid/cover. If Test light has 1 wire and a sharp tip? Yes, but only if you push the horn button too ;-)

My guess is that the horn lost its ground, but you can check this with the light. The horn only beeps when both GROUND and Pos 12v are present. The horn button gives the relay 12v to close, and the relay gives the horn 12v to operate. The ground is always connected.

Connect tester clipwire to 12v source (battery, headlight (has to be on) and touch its tip to metal of car. Does it light? Good. the tester is working and the 12v is a good source.

Touch one of the 2 horn connection or wires (poke it thru the plastic - why tip is sharp). Does it light? Touch the other, does it?

If both light, (1 will be brighter) we can assume the horn coil is good and it is getting a good ground and I was wrong (it happens... but not often). The side that is BRIGHTER is the ground wire side.

Now have someone mash the horn button. Do you hear a tiny click? That is the horn relay. If not, look for the horn relay fuse and replace it. If you DID hear the click, the relay coil is good and is trying to switch 12v to drive the horn.

Now is time to locate and replace the horn fuse or the relay may have bad contacts. Look at the other relay part numbers in the cluster and see if there is a match for the horn one. Swap it out and try the horn.

Hope this all helps. To 'test' the horn, touch the dim side again anf listen for a scratching sound. That is the 12v going thru the tiny bulb in the tester (a resistance) and trying to drive the horn.

Good Luck!

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

mcgyver468
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SOURCE: my headlights are not coming

Start by checking the least expensive items like the fuses. Sounds as if you may have a bad fuse. I hope this helps. Good luck

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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almost every rear drive drive full size used the 305 V8, so u can get an engine from a Buick La sabre, Pontiac bonneville and firebird, also Oldsmobile 88, and don't forget Camaro. any 305 chevy V8 will bolt in, also the 350 V8 will bolt in, this is a much better choice..

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 ford f150. Lost headlights, interior lights,

There are fusible links (about 3) that come off the power side of the solenoid and run behind the battery. It you had a short or something these links burn out. You must replace the wire.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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