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  1. Electrical Systems
    Hey guys, Ive got a 1980 Gmc Cabellero. After sitting for a week or so i cranked it and was going to drive it at night only to find that the headlights won't come on. Not will the dash lights, or tails and markers. The blinkers and brake lights function like normal. Checked fuses and they are...
  2. Body Restoration
    Started thinking I need another El Camino because you know just one isn't enough right? Found one in good shape but it is the Older 2 headlight style. I believe from 1978-1981. I do not particularly care for this front in but it ain't enough to make me pass up this deal. So I was wondering what...
  3. Electrical Systems
    When i turn on the headlights they stay on for a second then go out. There was a burning smell right before is happened, so i thought is was the headlight switch but that didn't fix it. I'm stuck and have no clue what else to try. I didn't see any obvious messed up wires behind the dash or under...
  4. Electrical Systems
    I have a 79 el camino conquista and it has the tilt wheel. Its my daily driver and just a few dayas ago i started having a wierd problem. When i go to turn my headlights on in the morning by pulling the knob on the dashall the way out, only the parking lights come on. So i pulled the blinker...
  5. Electrical Systems
    I'm restoring a 1971 Chevy el camino and the headlights are really dim for the roads i drive does anyone know of any headlights that will be brighter and mount right up without cutting anything off the original front end or changing a wiring system hardcore?
  6. Tips & Tricks
    today i installed a piezo buzzer in my 87 elco . it was the easiest thing ive done so far !!!!first go to radio shack and buy a piezo buzzer (3.99 to 10.99} depending on how loud you want it . then put a spade tip on the red and black leads , connect the red lead to a spare light socket in the...
  7. Document your restorations and modifications
    I have fallen on hard times. I recently considered selling my elky, I realize now that doing such a thing before I have finished the beast would be a an insult to what i plan on creating. So I have decided to continue to build the beast but, with an even lower budget than before. This comes...
  8. General BS Topics
    I have fallen on hard times. I recently considered selling my elky, I realize now that doing such a thing before I have finished the beast would be a an insult to what i plan on creating. So I have decided to continue to build the beast but, with an even lower budget than before. This comes...
  9. Electrical Systems
    I stumbled across this article about dim headlights in 3rd generation Chevy's. According to the author, the electrical system in these cars have an inherent design flaw that causes a nearly 5V drop at the fuse block (and as a result, this low voltage is used by the rest of the systems in the...
  10. Electrical Systems
    Hello all! I'm new here, but I did a thorough search before posting my seemingly unique problem. I recently purchased a 1979 El Camino Conquista. When purchased, headlights worked fine. Now, however, an interesting problem has developed. When headlight switch is turned on, headlights either...
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