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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-23-2002 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, hopefully somebody can help lead me in the right direction. In my '70, whenever I have my left hand on something metal, like the door, and I'm either inserting or removing the ignition key I get a shock. So that means there is mostly likely a short, right? But where do I even start looking for one? In the ignition lock, or the down the column? It's not much of a problem since I have had no signs it was there, unless I put my hand on something metal. Anybody got any ideas? BTW, the ignition lock was a new Ford unit when I put it in about 4 years ago.

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Gary M.-
1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford pickup, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-23-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm, never thought of that one...hmm...very interesting....

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Gary M.-
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Moneymaker
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posted 09-23-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put a volt meter between the positive battery terminal and the cable. If you have voltage you have a draw. Start pulling fuses one at a time from the panel until the voltage goes away. That will be the circuit the short is on.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-23-2002 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex, you are the man...I'll give it a try as soon as I can, thanks for helping, even though it is a '70 and not a '65-'66.

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Gary M.-
1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford pickup, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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