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No dash lights, no power to ignition switch, will not crank over. battery fully charged. Red wire going to ignition switch at lower steering column no power coming in. It all started with a burned wiring smell under the dashboard.Where does this red 12 gauge wire pick up it's power. Wire leads to firewall socket going to the inside of the front hood. It's covered in the loom.

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  • roadcruiserc Oct 12, 2010

    Thank You, that's all I need to know that the red hot wire goes to the fuse box and then to the battery. Have a good day!

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It goes straight to the mains fuse box on the firewall inside the engine bay and from there to the battery.
But if you smelled burned then it has surely fried other wires - you will gonna have to cut the loom open, find the shorted wire, inspect all the wires around it and replace the shot ones.

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