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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Bravo might be dead?!

As much as I love my Brave,the last couple of months it has been giving me hell.

So after fixing the valves and pistons after the cambelt gave issues, the car was running fine.

Then last night, I was on the freeway and put on my indicator to change lanes. As I hit the indicator switch, my Radio, ALL lights outside the car stopped working. All my gauges also stopped working. The gauges all light up on the instrument panel. The strange thing is reverse light worked as well. The car continued to run and I managed to get it back home.

Now it also does not want to start.

I have checked the battery and sitting at healthy 12.9V, checked all the fuses situated by the battery and all seems fine.

Any other suggestions as I am starting to get fed up now!
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Re: Bravo might be dead?!

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As much as I love my Brave,the last couple of months it has been giving me hell.

So after fixing the valves and pistons after the cambelt gave issues, the car was running fine.

Then last night, I was on the freeway and put on my indicator to change lanes. As I hit the indicator switch, my Radio, ALL lights outside the car stopped working. All my gauges also stopped working. The gauges all light up on the instrument panel. The strange thing is reverse light worked as well. The car continued to run and I managed to get it back home.

Now it also does not want to start.

I have checked the battery and sitting at healthy 12.9V, checked all the fuses situated by the battery and all seems fine.

Any other suggestions as I am starting to get fed up now!
The -ve cable from battery to engine/gearbox and gearbox/engine to body.

They can corrode away under plastic insulation or fail at connections.
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Re: Bravo might be dead?!

You can check inside the fuse box. It likes to corrode and cause problems
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Re: Bravo might be dead?!

Does the starter turn the engine over?

If it doesn't i'd look at the ground cable.
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