Info: 1974 CJ5 Renegade, 304 V8
Problem: When driving daytime, all seems ok..........when driving at night, the more accesories turned on...the more I notice power drain...headlights pulse with blinker flashes, blinkers dont flash when radio turned on, radio power cuts off when heater fan switched on. Finnally all power faded and I limped it to work totally DARK-no lights, dash, radio , heater, etc.
First solution: replaced alternator (showed low amp output) and battery (just incase it was dammaged when power drained). Fresh power now...simptoms are starting back up on a lesser scale (assume the full charge on battery in helping)
I have ordered new HEADLIGHT and KEY switched thinking there is a short common to the power distribution for all accesories thru these switches!!!???
QUESTION: Anyone feel I'm on the right track? Wrong Track? Any other suggestions ????
Thanks for any input offered. Ed