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Last week I started my 65 Malibu and it ran for aprox. 10 second. After that time everything electrical including the ignition stoped. Since then I have changed the solenoid, ignition switch, and changed the fusable lind to a fuse and still no luck. If you have any tid bits of info that could help I would apriciate it.
 

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battery connections maybe...alternator not charging...not sure
 

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No lights? No radio?
Check to see if there is power on the large red wire on the horn relay. If power is there, next check to see if there is any power on the fuse block.
 

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I have checked the horn relay wire and got nothing, checked the fuse block and have nothing, my alternator is good it is a new power master 100A one wire, pluse the battery is pushing 12V. I just ordered a wiring diagram from year one so if need be I will chase every wire and inspect their condition. Thanks for your help.
 

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There's a large wire, usually red, that runs from battery (+) to the horn relay. If you have no power on the horn relay end of it, the problem is with that wire.
Can't get at my schematics but there may be a terminal block behind the battery that this wire goes to. Look and see if there is. There should be a fusible link in that line. May be open.
Anyway, check around on the wire between the battery and the horn relay. Problem is there.
 

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John_Muha thanks for the help. Here in a little while I will check it out. So if that wiring that goes from the horn relay to the terminal block behind the battery, if that is not connected good that will short the circuit?
 

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Originally posted by Pudgy102097:
John_Muha thanks for the help. Here in a little while I will check it out. So if that wiring that goes from the horn relay to the terminal block behind the battery, if that is not connected good that will short the circuit?
Not a shorted wire but an open wire. Shorts makes lotsa sparks. Think you have an open connection back in there somewhere.
 

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is there usually a fusable link back in that bundle of wire?
 

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Believe the 65 has one. The 64 does not. Remove the cables from the battery and check if the battery (+) cable shows continuity to the red wire on the horn relay.
 

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Found the problem, it was were the horn relay red wire connected to the terminal box behind the battery, it was not getting a good connection to the battery. Thank everyone for your input.
 

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Thanks John,

I had the same problem after changing my harness, your sugestions were spot on, I had forgotten to hook up the power wire to the distribution block. duh. no lites etc.

These searchs are great, it almost seems that you don't have to ask any questions, they are already answered!!


have a great weekend
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