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Powering the head unit from the "Key in switch" circuiit

Check the wiring at the coil. There shulod only be two wires hooking up on the negative side of the coil. One,usually green,goes to the points. The other,usually white, goes into the fuel injection wire harness. All other wires hook to the positive side of the coil. As already stated, the proper coil is necessary. Use a Bosh coil,points and condenser for that year model.The only other thing I can think of are the computer grounds under the center of the intake manifold possibly causing a grounding situation through the points.
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