68 SS, 4 speed
. I believe the new ignition switch is a repo. and is the culprit. I"m wondering if anyone else has had problems with repo switches. I'm also wondering if I missed something that a more educated electrical person on this forum could comment on. The new fusible link I installed has a 40 amp fuse in it so the fuse blows rather than frying the wire and having all the smoke. Is that ok or do I need to install a wire? Thanks in advance for any help and comments.
Just had a similar issue with my 65 Ranchero
All new wiring---new switches
It developed an intermittent 'dead short'-----bad reproduction switch
After removing and checking every wire from the dash to the front bumper, I was comfortable there was no wiring damage.
I also put the original switch back in the dash.
As for the fusible link----be a good idea to keep that there
The link will allow a surge of electricity where the fuse will not.
All systems will have the potential for surges as accessories are turned on.
I tried using just the fuse on one of my Chrysler products long ago (after a ammeter failed and started a fire in my dash)---did not work out to well.
every time I hit a power accy that pulled any amps at all (windows-seat-heater) the car went dead---fusible link fixed that----along with a new ammeter