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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 16, 7:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: voltage gauge jumping ?

update:
I think I found my problem. I started by checking all my fuses & contacts in the bulk head. there were fuse in there since Nixon was in office. after changing, checking & cleaning everything I still had issues. I couldn't understand why I was hearing a clicking noise under the dash. I only noticed it because the car was not running & I turned the key in the on position. otherwise with the car running I would have never heard it. so this sent me under the dash looking for my flasher(#552). after removing the panel under the steering wheel I was able to find my flasher. all three wires leading to the flasher were pinched between the bracket & two bolts holding up the steering wheel. I mean they were crushed & I was the last one under there about a year ago. I usually check & double check chit like that but it happens. glad I didn't burn the harness up. I dropped the column & everything seems much better. I'll need to fix the three wires because they're toast. I did get to clean up a lot of ground wires & may consider installing relay's to my headlights. I want to thank everyone for jumping in with solutions & advice. so thanks, Rob, Tony, Bill, Dean, Ed, Gary, onovakind67, dogsridewith, & Geoff I appreciate the help.
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 16, 3:02 AM
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Re: voltage gauge jumping ?

Glad you got it fixed. And yeah, you are lucky the harness didn't catch fire. A few years ago, a buddy of mine re wired his entire car with a PainlessWiring harness kit . The car was a beautiful 1965 Impala Super Sport. A wire became pinched between the dash structure and a bracket....the wire eventually caught fire and pretty much destroyed the car.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 16, 9:08 AM Thread Starter
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those three wires are half way between the plug & where they come out of the harness(not much room to work). I couldn't believe how flat the wires got. there's also a couple of frayed wires on two of them. not sure if I'll cut & just shorten them. or maybe just splice an extension & put the flasher off to the side. some days you're windshield, some days you're the bug. thanks.
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