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Ignition off,there is no power to headlights. WITH ignition there is no power at all to anything. Cleaned the battery cables, moved negative cable to different location but there still is no power. Checked starter, wires,all seems to be ok. I did notice when I turned ignition to start position, there were some wires moving under dash that go to ignition switch.

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    My bakkie a Ford Courier 1993, 1,8l ignition switches of and the engine dies intermittently. Please help


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Hi,

The no headlight at any position is significant. it indicates that the entire electrical system is not getting B+12. Since there would only be two terminals on the battery and you have checked/confirmed that the negative is body grounded, it would only be the positive terminal. The positive terminal has two (2) connections; 1 would be very big and would go to the starter, another smaller would be the systems B+12. Often this 2nd B+12 wire passes through a fusible link which looks like a wire but is really a big fuse. It would likewise pass through a connector. based on this, you may want to check this fusible link and/or its connector. When in doubt, you can always temporarily replace this with ordinary automotive electrical wire to verify. Should this checkout OK, the next step would be to look for a master/main relay or a master fuse/circuit breaker.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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