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1970 CJ5 Ignition wiring problem

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by rangemaster, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Aug 10, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    rangemaster [OP] New Member

    Aug 10, 2019
    1970 CJ5
    This Jeep has long been my very reliable hunting vehicle, until last season when a new problem cropped up. You'd be bouncing along a dirt road when all electrical that required the key to be on would cut out, including the engine. After some roadside fiddling, I found that wiggling the under dash wiring would revive it. I replaced the ignition switch, believing it to be the culprit, to no avail.

    Narrowing it down, there's something in the wiring loom that connects to my ignition switch that will kill all keyed electrics if it is moved, or bumped in a certain way.

    Here's a video I shot showing exactly what I'm talking about:

    www. youtube.com/watch?v=5RHy8DTRZFk

    Has anyone ever experienced this? Does anyone know where to start?

    Thank you for reading this.

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