odd electrical issue - anyone seen this one?
My '88 ROW 110 has done this twice. While driving, the radio and heater fan turn off and the ignition switch chimes (like it does after you turn engine off). The engine keeps running and all other electrical circuits (like the lights) keep working fine.
What it looks like is that the entire circuit that is only on when the ignition is on - suddenly turns off. If I shut down/restart the vehicle it all comes back on.
Wiggling the ignition key does not help. I realize it could be a loose wire in the ignition, or a bad ground almost anywhere, but wondered if this circuit is on a relay and maybe the relay is failing. Anyone know if/where the relay is? My hunch is that its a bad connection between the ignition switch and the relay or the relay is failing.
Is there a way to identify the wiring for this "ignition on only" circuit so I can follow it around to look for loose connections or ground?
I appreciate any ideas.
'88 ROW 110 5-door SOLD
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