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    Radio shorting out

    Has anyone had their radio short out when turning on the headlights or using the turn signals? The van is a 1966.

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leos1966 View Post
    Has anyone had their radio short out when turning on the headlights or using the turn signals? The van is a 1966.

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Pat
    that could be any number of things but first I would check is alternator/regulator. by "short out" I assume you just mean lose power. a short would have a few sparks and some smoke. easiest way to check alternator is to start van and disconnect battery. still running? turn on headlights and wipers. if still running, 'probably' good and a more in depth test will be needed. check voltages at radio and work backwards until you find a drop.
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    Also, check your grounds, and if it's a stock radio with a stock speaker, make sure the wiper linkage isn't hitting the wiring
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