Distributor wire always hot

jeremiahwarren17

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Jun 6, 2022
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Hey guys, I'm having trouble with my 1979 cutlass supreme. I have constant power to my distributor wire even when the key is turned off and other electricals (open door lights, dash lights) seemingly lost power. when I checked original fuse panel most fuses have 12 volts to them. Any ideas of what could cause this or what else I need to look into? Thanks in advance!
 

jeremiahwarren17

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Thread starter
Jun 6, 2022
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I was using it as a signal wire to a relay. Because it won't switch off with the key it stays on no matter what I do. I can't open that link for some reason.
 

John Canon

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Apr 19, 2022
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Vancouver Canada
Good troubleshooting technique: record then disconnect all the modifications. Then get it working properly.

You can add your modifications one at a time to see if they are good or bad.

If your extra relay causes a problem make a drawing so you can look for 12 volt power coming back through the relay coil.
 
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airboatgreg

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Oct 2, 2016
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It will be better if you get rid of the jury rigging and fix it right. I would first look at the ignition switch
 

jeremiahwarren17

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Thread starter
Jun 6, 2022
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So I tried replacing the ignition switch and that didn't help. I have the relay running to another fuse panel that I added on. It goes from battery to 130amp circuit breaker, to 120 amp relay to fuse panel. so after unplugging it what should I do? Also I'll post some pictures, (I'm not done with wiring btw
 

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