In my experience, most electrical problems can be traced to a bad ground. Your battery needs to be grounded to the engine, the frame and the coach of the car. The car is mounted on rubber and needs a dedicated ground. Just because you have a ground cable, don't assume it's good. put a volt meter between the battery and the other end of the ground cable. Positive cable of the meter to the ground of the battery and negative end where the battery ground connects to the car. You are checking for line loss in the cable. It can't be the ground cable, it's there! and has been for 60 YEARS.