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Wiring problem my husband has been working on son's car and can't find wiring problem. he checked it with a light. He changed the harness but didn't solve problem. He said there is a short somewhere. It is draining the battery & we have to recharge everyday. Can you shed some light on this problem?

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  • prboyles Aug 19, 2008

    he said that he already tried that.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    my ford does the same thing whats wrong with it

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What you need to do is remove the neg. bat. cable and jump the negative cable to the negative side of the battery with a test light. The test light will illuminate. Now you'll need to start removing fuses one at a time until the test light goes out. The fuse that turns the test light off is going to be the circuit that your looking for. I betting the dome light circuit could be your problem. I've seen problems with door switches on those cars. At least with this test method you'll be able to narrow your search down.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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    Lee Quiroz Aug 19, 2008

    Which circuit is being effected? Which fuse did he pull that turned off the test light?

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