ok, now to make it street legal. only one marker light is working. changed burnt out bulbs. and most of the lights are on. I started in the trunk and repaired all open, rubbed, brittle, or previously questionable repair job. spliced in new wire if needed and ran new wire if any doubt. this is only on the exterior lights. I found three sockets that would not work but was able to free them up with good old WD40, patience, and a good pick. only one reverse light socket is too damaged to be salvaged. ( I will work on it later ) the turn signals in the hood is what I wanted to work. I swapped the flashers and got the drivers side to stay lit but not blink. I got new flashers and more bulbs after checking the part numbers. I had to use a shorter bulb for the front side turns. no one stocked it here, and I wanted to be able to change it without ordering one from china.
I removed the rear seat and found what I was smelling, it was the grand hotel for some lucky mouse that had lived there. thick padding layered with pellets and wire insulation mixed in with a few pieces of paper. ( I don't think it was the build sheet due to the different color seats ). one hour later it was clean enough, get back in, had to rerun new wires under the drivers side rear window into the trunk. and got tail, turn and the right reverse lights working.
turn signals keep going out at times. and traced up to the steering wheel. pulled loose the turn signal switch and repaired a break in the wiring at the switch. I will have to replace the switch later just because of the hack job when someone installed it.
but good news, the lights are working now. ( did have to clean the overspray paint out of the hood turn signal lenses. I used acetone and cotton swabs.
notice all the open butt connectors tie strapped to the steering wheel. also the quick T connector that I found powers the radio at times.
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everything can be fixed with enough time, patience, and money.....Unfortunately one of those three are usually missing.