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I HAVE A 1983 RAMBLER IMPERIAL THE FRONT AC HAS AN EXTENSION CORD COMING OUT TO PLUG IN TO AN OUTLET SEEMS FUNNY THERE IS A DESIGNATED CIRCUT BREAKER FOR THE FRONT AC AND ONE FOR THE REAR . THE REAR WORKS FINE BUT WHEN I UN DO THE EXTENSION CORD AND WIRE IT BACK I GET NOTHING. NOW THE THING I DONT UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE WIRE AT THE AC HAS WHITE COATING BUT THE WIRE PLUGGED IN TO THE BREAKER SO THERE MUST BE A JUNCTION SOME WHER THAT CHANGES THEM FROM WHITE TO BLACK OR COULD THE CIRCUT BE DEAD

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Hello,

the problem should be from the breaker. The breaker might be dead as you guessed.

There is no junction box anywhere and if there is, you can trace if from the circuit breaker. Trace the wire that enter into the breaker and you might get the junction box.

Good luck.



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