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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-02, 05:15 AM
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Any idears on what the problem with my 1990 EA electrical system is? Here is what its doing, the right hand indicator speeds up when the break peddle is depressed and the slower the car goes with the peddle depressed the faster it blinks. The radio stops putting out audio when I'm using the window wiper spray water. With the aircon on and fan set on high, the fan will cut in and out but only when the car is moving at slow speeds > 40km.

Now Ive never owned a falcon that didn't have some strange electrical problems however these ones are minor and would like to nip them in the butt while they are still minor. Any one had any problems like these? What would you all think the problem is?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-02, 10:42 AM
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You have a faulty earth wire somewhere. Check all your earth points, battery to engine, engine to frame, battery to frame and any other earths.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-02, 02:31 PM
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There is also a earth wire at the front of the dash. You need to use an allen key to remove the front portion of the dash to see it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-02, 03:35 PM
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90% of electrical problems are due to bad earths....and this is possible one on the hardest problems to locate...if in doubt go to an auto sparky

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-03, 03:58 AM
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Re: electrical problems

What biggaben said is right on,I have a problem with my 90 NA, when I turn on my headlights the instrument cluster that tells you if a door is open flashes all doors and boot are open when they are not.I have replaced it but still no good, have checked all the earth wires that I could find,in the boot,under the bonet,inside both kick pannels and even under the engine there are some.One I did not know about was the one in the front of the dash that parts peddler mentioned so I had better go and check that one as well.
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