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My 1990 honda is seem to be having some electrical problems, I have checked all the fuses and they are fine ( well all the ones under the hood) I don't know if there is another fuse box because I bought the car used and there wasn't a manual. At any rate radio and speedomter are shorting out, the brake lights work but the tail lights don't, I changed the bulbs. The numbers in the dash don't glow anymore when I turn the head lights on and the automatic locks don't work anymore, the front doors won't open from the inside anymore. All of this happened at once.

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If your radio/dash seem to be coming on and off, check all your groundings. make sure your alternator belt is tightened. make sure your battery cables are on tight. check the water in the battery. basically go through the simple stuff before you go about replacing a wiring harness. that car will **** your battery dry if it isn't recharging properly. have you had to jump it lately? does your engine stutter? or did the car die completely?

definitely start with the grounds. i.e. - the battery ground, the alternator ground. those are just seemingly worthless wires that go from a car part to a metal piece of the car's body. then check your alternator belt. if it sways more than a quarter of an inch without a crapload of pressure from your hand, it's too loose. the alternator works on a swing shaped like a U, and the alternator will need to be placed as high as needed before you tighten it down. just shove a crowbar or ginormous screwdriver under it to prop it during tightening.

anyhow, if all these fail to do anything for you, sure, have your wiring harness checked out. also have the whole thing checked for shorts.

hope this helps, peace and GL.

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Sounds as though you have a bad wiring harness. means you would need to find someone to replace it it get everything to work again,the wiring harness runs everything on the car.

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