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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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No Headlights, taillights, turn signals...

Good morning. I have a small issue. My 1971 Chevelle has been sitting up a few years and I just got her back road ready with a power disc brake conversion, all new rear brakes, carb, distributor, fuel pump flushed the fuel lines. Fired her up and took her down the road and she runs like a champ. Only issue is I have no headlights, dash or dome lights, brake lights, tail lights or turn signal. So it will crank and run but not a single light on the car works. NONE.
I have checked the fuses and all are good. Anybody have a clue as to what to look for next?
Any help would be great!
Thanks,
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 8:58 PM
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Re: No Headlights, taillights, turn signals...

It sounds like you have no power at the fuse block. You have checked the fuses, but do you have voltage at the fuse block? There is a wire that feeds the fuse block with voltage that may be faulty. Also all grounding connections should be in place.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 9:05 PM
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Re: No Headlights, taillights, turn signals...

If the car is stock, the main 12 ga red feed into the back of the fuse block must be good (or to a certain extent anyway) if the car cranks and runs as ignition power is pulled thru the wire as well.

Agree, have you checked the condition of wires and fuse/fuse clips?

The bulkhead connector on the engine side that plugs into the fuse block may have terminals dirty, be loose or damaged.

If this car is modified electrically, then all bets are off and you have some chasing to do.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 15th, 18, 8:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you Gentlemen... The red wire to the fuse block was completely off. Reattached it and a couple 1157 bulbs later all was working.
Again Thank you.
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