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Just bought a 67 deville...
Just bought a 67 deville. battery was almost completely dead when it arrived. Bought new battery yesterday. Today i turned it on, put the top down and the car died. Ignition doesn't click at all, headlights won't come on, somewhere there is an electrical issue. where should I look first?
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Classic Car Mechanic: cloe0626, Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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i would start with the negative battery cable trace it down make sure it is connected properly no bare wire showings check your battery terminals if you need anything else please let me know if you need anything else be sure to rate my service when you get the chance

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I followed the negative battery cable all the way to where it is bolted to the frame. the cable looks good, no bare spots.
Classic Car Mechanic: cloe0626, Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago

and the terminals look good as well go ahead and check the positive cable

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
terminals look good. I'll check the positive now.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
positive cable looks good all the way to the engine
Classic Car Mechanic: cloe0626, Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago

have you checked the alternator to make sure it is charging

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