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78 Brat electrical snafu... HELP!!!
Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:53 PM
Started her up this afternoon..... engine running great.... Headlights worked.... turn signals came on but didn't blink... dome light worked.... even the windshield wipers worked.
Couple minor issues..... but all in all..... pretty good.
Went out to test the fuses after dinner...... and poof.
Now NOTHING works.... no lights.... no wipers..... and the car will turn over all day long but won't fire and start.
Like my entire electrical system took a crap.
It has to all be related..... something?? suggestions??? HELP!!!
Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:24 PM
I got a tip that the fusable link may be causing my problems. After locating it... it looks TERRIBLE (see picture).
So can I just replace it with a wire. If so, what gauge?
Or.... should I just put a new fuse in there? If so what size?
Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:31 PM
Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:18 AM
Its hot rod black.... which is a flat/matte black...... and silver brat decals/striping are on their way here ill definitely post up once I get them on
Just gotta figure out this electrical issue first.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:13 AM
Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:25 AM
I would NOT just replace it with a regular wire. Not a big fan of fusable links either. I would replace it with either a maxi fuse of around 40/50 amps (good) or a circuit breaker (better). The benefit of the curcuit breaker is once it cools down, it will reset and get you back runing again. With a fuse or link, you better have a spare with you. Non blinking turn signals may be as simple as a bad flasher can or a burned out bulb.
Good call, yeah, I had the same issue with my 85 BRAT.
I had smoked the main fusible link.
I just replaced mine with a 60amp stereo fuse.
10 gage wire clips will clip right onto the big fuses, then all you have to do is
adapt to your main plug.
Although a breaker would be a better option, price wise, a fuse is gonna be
cheaper in the here and now.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:36 AM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:28 PM
It handles all of it beautifully.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:52 PM
I replaced the fusable link with a 40 amp circuit breaker... cleaned up a nasty corroded fuse box, replaced all the fuses with new (and appropriate) fuses.... and dug out a crapload of nasty corroded light bulbs, and replaced both flasher units.
Long story short...... EVERYTHING works
High beams, low beams, marker lights, license plate lights, dome light, dashboard lights, turn signals, and brake lights..... EVERYTHING
..... except my reverse lights.... and I KNOW the bulbs are good.
Suggestions?????? Where should I start????
Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:10 PM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:38 PM
Jiggled the wire and kidna pushed it on the tranny a little.... backup lights came right on
Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:54 PM
Edited by biffanyus, 12 July 2010 - 11:09 PM.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:38 AM
Plugs in on the passenger side of ther tranny, near the crossmember... about the size of a chapstick cap, with a wire coming off the top of it.
I just turned the car on (not running)... put it in reverse.... and started pushing and jiggling until the lights popped on.
Also got a new thermostat installed yesterday, and a new heater hose, eliminating the unneeded inline arctic heater (I have no idea if it worked, and it could be clogging something)
Start it up today after the RTV dries.... hopefully that will solve the overheating problem
Oh..... also got the horn working with my aftermarket steering wheel
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