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Old 12-11-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
1989_Mustang
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1989 Mustang LX 5.0 wont start

Hi,

I have a 1989 mustang lx 5.0 that wont start. There is no power to the
ignition switch or any part of the car. No lights, nothing when turned
to accesory. I have doen the following so far:

1. Replaced the neg battery cable.
2. Replaced the post battery cable.
3. Replaced the solenoid on the inside fender (by the battery)
4. Fully charged the existing battery and tested with a knwon good
fully charged battery.
5. Tried to junmp with a 650 amp external starting battery.
6. Ran a multimeter between the positive battery terminal and ground.

I parked the car and covered it about a year ago and think I may have
done something to disable the vehicle but am not sure. There is a
large connector under the dashboard by the base of the steering column
which appears to have been previously connected to something but there
are no connectors within reach. The connector is yellow and about 3
inches wide with 1 row of connections. Is there soem sort of relay or
switch or module that belongs here which I may have pulled out and lost
a year ago?

Thanks

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Old 12-11-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0 wont start


"1989_Mustang" <bplatt@buyowner.com> wrote in message
news:1134325513.183088.180920@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a 1989 mustang lx 5.0 that wont start. There is no power to the
> ignition switch or any part of the car. No lights, nothing when turned
> to accesory. I have doen the following so far:
>
> 1. Replaced the neg battery cable.
> 2. Replaced the post battery cable.
> 3. Replaced the solenoid on the inside fender (by the battery)
> 4. Fully charged the existing battery and tested with a knwon good
> fully charged battery.
> 5. Tried to junmp with a 650 amp external starting battery.
> 6. Ran a multimeter between the positive battery terminal and ground.
>
> I parked the car and covered it about a year ago and think I may have
> done something to disable the vehicle but am not sure. There is a
> large connector under the dashboard by the base of the steering column
> which appears to have been previously connected to something but there
> are no connectors within reach. The connector is yellow and about 3
> inches wide with 1 row of connections. Is there soem sort of relay or
> switch or module that belongs here which I may have pulled out and lost
> a year ago?
>
> Thanks
>


Well I finally stopped laughing long enough to type.
Sounds like you removed the ignition switch...
With your memory issues, I suggest you refrain from such things in the
future.


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Old 12-11-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0 wont start

:-)

The ignition switch is connected. I repalced it about 3 years ago. I
have a spare that I could swap out.

The unknwon connector is at the base (bottom) of the steering column.
It is kinda the same size as the connector to the ignition switch.

I asume that no power at all would result from either a bad battery,
bad ground, bad ignition switch or blown fusable link. I am not sure
if the neutral safety switch on a ford will cut all power off to the
car. Is there anything else in the circuit I should look for?

Thanks

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Old 12-18-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0 wont start

I see a big connector on mine in that location. But it is plugged into a
mating connector. I don't know what it does but I do have the wiring
diagrams.
Fred
89 LX 5.0

"1989_Mustang" <bplatt@buyowner.com> wrote in message
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> :-)
>
> The ignition switch is connected. I repalced it about 3 years ago. I
> have a spare that I could swap out.
>
> The unknwon connector is at the base (bottom) of the steering column.
> It is kinda the same size as the connector to the ignition switch.
>
> I asume that no power at all would result from either a bad battery,
> bad ground, bad ignition switch or blown fusable link. I am not sure
> if the neutral safety switch on a ford will cut all power off to the
> car. Is there anything else in the circuit I should look for?
>
> Thanks
>



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Old 12-18-2005, 06:01   #5 (permalink)
Ritz
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0 wont start

Maybe the next time he decides to work on his electrical system while
stoned, he'll write himself a note on what he removed with a sharpie on
the back of one of the many Fritos bags in the footwell....


Fred V. wrote:
> I see a big connector on mine in that location. But it is plugged into a
> mating connector. I don't know what it does but I do have the wiring
> diagrams.
> Fred
> 89 LX 5.0
>
> "1989_Mustang" <bplatt@buyowner.com> wrote in message
> news:1134360261.376349.70330@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>
>>:-)
>>
>>The ignition switch is connected. I repalced it about 3 years ago. I
>>have a spare that I could swap out.
>>
>>The unknwon connector is at the base (bottom) of the steering column.
>>It is kinda the same size as the connector to the ignition switch.
>>
>>I asume that no power at all would result from either a bad battery,
>>bad ground, bad ignition switch or blown fusable link. I am not sure
>>if the neutral safety switch on a ford will cut all power off to the
>>car. Is there anything else in the circuit I should look for?
>>
>>Thanks
>>

>
>
>

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