No electrical power with new battery

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toronado

#1

I have a restored 1978 toronado and installed a new battery, I drove it for a day and then parked it for 2 days and when I tried to start it its completely dead no lights, no horn nothing and the battery is fully charged HELP!!


#2

You have a bad connection somewhere, maybe one of the battery cables. Check BOTH ends of both cables. A loose or corroded ground connection has the same effect as a loose or corroded connection at a battery terminal.

Also check the continuity of the cables themselves.


#3

Also, don’t forget the fusible link. (If you don’t know, just ask.)

We also want to hear why you think the battery is still fully charged.


#4

I’ll second SteveF on both points.