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It could be the fusable link. You might need to search to find it, but look in a haynes or chilton manual or ask a dealer where it is.

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Q: What could be the problem when your headlights taillights and ignition don't work after the negative battery cable melted in an 80's model Chevy truck but all the fuses and lights are good?
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