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Old 12-13-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Lost power to ignition 93 winnow vectra

I just replaced two coach batteries, now I've no power to the ognition, lights horn, ect. I was thinking maybe a fusible link, what did I do wrong. Please help.
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With a multimeter you'll have to chase the 12v from the batteries to your chassis fuse panel. It could be a fusible link, circuit breaker, your battery cut off solenoid, among other possibilities. No quick solution, unless you find a wire hanging from a connection. Just step by step tracing the power.
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Sounds like you might have hooked something up wrong or backwards if you are suspecting a blown fusible link.
Take a close look at the ground cable as well as the positive ones. By close, I mean removing each one, one at a time, cleaning and replacing it.
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Are you sure you wired the batteries in parallel, positive to positive and negative to negative?

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With a multimeter you'll have to chase the 12v from the batteries to your chassis fuse panel. It could be a fusible link, circuit breaker, your battery cut off solenoid, among other possibilities. No quick solution, unless you find a wire hanging from a connection. Just step by step tracing the power.
It may be that solenoid. No accessory power outage through it. Thanks for input.
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You can bypass the battery cut off solenoid by putting both large wires on one post of the solenoid. I'd only do it until I had a replacement solenoid to install.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:17 PM   #7
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Do you know where is the fusable link on a p-30 454 Chevrolet
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Did you replace the coach batteries, or the chassis batteries (not sure why you would have 2 chassis batteries for a 454 Chevy, but...?). Coach batteries should have no effect on ignition, lights, horn, etc., those all run off the chassis battery.
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Did you replace 2 - 12 volt batteries or 2 - 6 volt batteries ? Does any of the coach stuff work ,lights , fans ,fridge. Were there any sparks when you connected the batteries ? Your best bet is to get a voltmeter and start checking. The main cable from the battery goes to the starter solenoid. From there a smaller cable runs up to a junction block near the alternator . After that there are a couple of smaller cables that run to the main fuse block. The fuseable link could be on the cable from starter solenoid to the junction block. There is also a cable that runs from the positive of the chassis battery to a " boost" solenoid then to the positive of the house battery.
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