1995 Chrysler Le Baron 95 GTC 3.0L No electrical power (at

Tiny
COACHKARL
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  • 1995 CHRYSLER LE BARON
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 207,000 MILES
Hello fellows,
My 95 GTC has had much attention lately, owing to the fact that it is about to become the property of my 16 yr old.
My (our) problem stems from that thin (br/wh) wire that's been hanging out of the wiring harness next to the battery since the car was new. It's never had a use that I can remember. What is that wire for?
Details follow: The wire wound up on my + bat terminal. The plastic connector "thing" has broken off on mine, leaving a bare end to that wire.
Lately when I was attempting to move the car in my driveway, when I threw the key to "start" all went dark! Pulling the key out completely, and carefully throwing it to "run" all the dash lights came on properly the second time, so I threw it to start again and all went black again. I heard clicking coming from the module behind the passenger side floor. So I quickly jumped out to pull the neg bat terminal.
Opening the hood revealed that br/wh wire laying on the top of the + bat terminal, not cooked. Any further attempt to manipulate the system has resulted in a steadily declining evidence of power anywhere in the car, and a fully charged battery, showing no sign of stress. (Fusible link gone bad perhaps?)
I'll post with my progress. Any help would be appreciated.
Karl
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 9:57 AM

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Tiny
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Hi
Check fuse #55 in power distribution center. With test light or meter make ckecks from battery to power distribution and to starter relay and I/P fuse box.
Let me know
Where power is and not
Thanks for donate
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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Hello Doc,
Fuse #55 I have no document that mentions which one that is. Neither in the Glovebox manual or my Haynes Manual.
However.
Regarding continuity from Bat+
a. To both sides of the fuse labeled "ALT", hot.
B. To the starter relay North=Hot, S=Hot, E=Hot, W=Dead

Thanks for the help.

Karl
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Engine compartment is power distribution center fuse and relay ID on cover
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 2:33 PM
Tiny
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Have a look at my photo.
No fuse numbers on my PDist cover..
I can't seem to google anything up that shows them either. The cover has only what the relays, fuses are for.
Karl
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 2:45 PM
Tiny
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It is a 40 AMp fuse should be Ignition / starter
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 2:51 PM
Tiny
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Hello Doc,
As it turns out, the problem was a dirty battery terminal. As I said in the first note, I had put my 16 yr old onto cleaning the battery about a month ago. I told him to clean the terminals, and "put some vaseline" on them. Which he did, but put it on the terminal before he tightened on the clamps.
I noticed it this afternoon when my test lamp light up when the two posts were touched, but not neg post to +clamp. 8 P
Thank you for all your help.
I still would like to know what that brown/white wire was for though.

Karl
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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I looked at wiring diagrams for that wire and found none. If have OHM meter check to see if it goes to ground
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 1:13 PM

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