Thanks for the reply. Was beginning to wonder if I was going to get a reply. Can't check the issues your reference just yet. I'm at work and will attempt to verify the battery as mentioned thsi afternoon (please bare with me before I accept the answer / & make payment). I do have an issue with one of your suggestions. Can't check the load factor of the battery with the headlights on if I can't get power to them? There is NO power at all to any part of the vehicle. (explain please)
One other issue I didn't mention. The day before the problem surfaced, I did take the battery "H" clamp off of the battery to clean the corrosion on the clamp itself. There is / was no corrosion on the battery post themself and I did not remove any battery positive or negative cables. Is it possible I could have tighten the "H" clamp too tight some how damaging the internal parts of the battery?
I know all too well how life get's in the way when you least expect it. Please stay with me on this issue until I can get home this afternoon to check out the circuitry as you suggested. Hopefully I'll be able to locate the problem and fix it. I'll stay in touch and will accept the answer when I return.
No problem-o, Larry. See you later!
Just got a minute. Come to find out my beloved mother-in-law had drove the truck the morning and had left the headlights (hi-beams) on for several hours. Obviously the battery was dead. When I checked it earlier it had a little trickle. But, when I went toturn the key, that's when I had "NO" power at all. Needless to say, I jumped it, and it started.
Thanks for your help..