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Old 02-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #16
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Well slapped the Cluster back togather and same... Light up but, none of the Gauges work. I still have 0Volts on the 3A INST Fuse. So I took a jumper Wire from 3A Cruise Fuse and all that happened was the Light near the Shifter and Lights on the Rearview Mirror started working. I guess if someone who has 85-89Vette could??? Please unplug this "3A INST Fuse" and lmk if your gauges stop working I don't think this is the problem though. In the fuse box there are also a Fuse for Clstr=Cluster, Gdgs=Gauges and LCD=LCD... I don't honestly think that INST fuse has anything to do with the Digi Cluster. So it looks like I have another problem to chase down now. When I went to Inspections I had the Cluster Installed(not working) and the Light Bulb near Shifter and Mirror was working when it went in and when it came out is when I noticed the Bulb near shifter was not working anymore. I assumed the bulb had just burned out or broke inside. Guess not
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #17
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So it's been nice enough to warm up for me. I have gone under and found a Problem with 1 wire on the ground that leads to the Trans bolt. My question is and i'm playing around with these Fuseable Links. On the power side of the Fuse the wire is really soft like a Noodle almost and after the Fuse there all rock hard. On alot of them it's a heavier gauge wire coming out a the Fuse. Does anyone know if this means anything. Or am I going to have to actually splice each 1 to test them????
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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So it's been nice enough to warm up for me. I have gone under and found a Problem with 1 wire on the ground that leads to the Trans bolt. My question is and i'm playing around with these Fuseable Links. On the power side of the Fuse the wire is really soft like a Noodle almost and after the Fuse there all rock hard. On alot of them it's a heavier gauge wire coming out a the Fuse. Does anyone know if this means anything. Or am I going to have to actually splice each 1 to test them????
There is not a "fuse". The part I think you are referring to is actually the factory splice point. Should be about 6-8 inches back from the ring terminal correct? everthing from that point to the ring terminal is a wire designed to melt at a certain amperage. When they get hot ( too much amperage or a short ) they will melt but the insulation doesent change. If they are very stiff then they have been hot enough to start melting. They should not be any stiffer than the wire they are spliced to and in most cases are more flexable. If they are stiff I would replace them with a section of "fuseable" wire available at most parts stores in the correct guage. Most are 12ga. IIRC and red in color. Cut them above the factory splice point and solder and heat shrink a new fuseable wire with a new ring terminal. Not expensive or all that time consuming to do and then you will know they are good. If you could post a picture of what you see and we can make sure we are on the same page.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #19
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If you could post a picture of what you see and we can make sure we are on the same page.
haha, I just put that all back togather. I was wishing I had a Camera so I could take a Picture. But, there all right behind the Battery and some of them run from the Junction and go under the battery Tray. So on the actual Link they show no signs of Melting or Burns. I would image this takes place inside of link and would only show signs outside in extreme cases? Or would it show through regardless? I want to replace them all. However that would be about $60 to replace all 11. I'm broke until I sale my wheels lol...
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haha, I just put that all back togather. I was wishing I had a Camera so I could take a Picture. But, there all right behind the Battery and some of them run from the Junction and go under the battery Tray. So on the actual Link they show no signs of Melting or Burns. I would image this takes place inside of link and would only show signs outside in extreme cases? Or would it show through regardless? I want to replace them all. However that would be about $60 to replace all 11. I'm broke until I sale my wheels lol...
$10 on fuseable wire, $10 on quality connectors , some solder, heatshrink, and a bit of time. Shouldnt be more than $25 total. Anyway just trying to get you fixed up.
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