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I have a problem with my electrical system on my 69 conv. I hope you can help me. I have no current to any of the fuses exept #6 (courtesy, instrument, door, dome, map, glove box, "c" pillar, luggage compartment light, clock feed, cigar lighter). All the lights except for the turn signals work. The heater blower, winshield wipers, ect. all are not working. I removed the fuse box and found that the main is providing power, but it is not getting to the other fuses. I just recently purchased this car and the previous owner told me that the turn signals and fuel gauge were not working, however when I drove it home they were working fine. Suddenly they weren't working so I started checking conections. Through trial and error found that even though the fusses were good, there was no power to them. I feel this may be an intermintant problem and has be completely baffled. Any help or suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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do this

Get a hunk of wire,run it from the battery to the fuse box, then test your fuses.It could be a broken or corroded wire inside the insulation.Just run a whole new one.That old one is not carrying the load.I dont think there are any fusible links.If thereis replace that first
 

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I am also having a problem with my turn signals. Just the other day everything was working fine, and poof, they just stopped working. The brake lights, parking lights, hazard lights, all work but my turn signal lights stopped working. I took the car into a shop to see if they could fix it, unfortunately they couldn't. They said I sould take it into a dealer to get it fixed. Well if its a simple problem I'd rather not take it into a dealer and pay through the nose to have it fixed unless I can't do it myself. I hope someone can help me out, or at least give me some direction on what I should do.

PS. I have a 68 Cougar, 302, with tilt steering

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Thanks Dan, I'll try that.

CSR_Piper, I'll let you know what the problem was once I figure it out, but I don't think it is a turn signal problem because it effects everything else.
 

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check the medium sized wire thats black w yellow stripe that connects to the fuse box. you'll have to unbolt the fuse box the check it because it's riveted to the fuse block from the bottom. that's the main power source from the battery. also check the firewall connection between the harnesses. sometimes they wiggle loose. also make sure to keep the e-clip on the end of the bolt in the fuse block. it helpsline it up .
 

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I give up.

Thanks for your input.

I removed the fuse box and checked all the wires. I could not tell if anything was loose. Everthing seemed ok. After I put the fuse box back, it still was not working properly. About an hour after that, we took it out and everthing was working again. If it goes out again, I think I'll have to find an electrical specialist. Thanks for your help. If anyone knows someone in the Reno area, please let me know.
 
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