Want to explain it in technical terms?Originally posted by Steve_69:
Sorry to alarm you Jeff, but soothing to your soul won't save your baby from going up in smoke IF your wiring is in bad shape.
In 30 years and several owners, chances are that you have like most everyone else, a rat's nest of wires under the dash that are cut, spliced, going nowhere,...and chances are a mess at the fuse box as well, visibile or not.
The insulation 30 years ago on wires for a car that had minimal electronics was barely "good enough" for back then. Add to this equition the fact that in many cases if a wire was ever over heated, you now have brittle and sometimes missing insulation.
And I'll bet you are in no hurry to change the wiring because you don't know much about it. Alas, but that's way too common a situation. I wonder how many have gone up in flames lately?
I'm in the middle of a "frame-off". ALL wiring will be changed and upgraded to high quality. I put too much work and effort into this baby to lose it.