[ROVERNET - UK] Blown fuse

Eric Russell p6rovers at yahoo.com
Sun May 6 18:19:37 BST 2007

My understanding:
Ref: <http://www.roverclub.ca/p6circuit1968.69.pdf>

is that the fuse also serves the:
1. Screen washer
2. Wiper motor
3. Stop lamp
4. Reverse lights and switch

One way to begin, is to insert an Ohm meter right
after the fuse and check the current before and as you
begin to switch on all the functions.  The fuse is
rated at 35 amps.

If the meter reads close to or over 35 amps, begin to
switch off some of the functions and see what draws
the most.  There may be a fault with that item.

No ohm meter?
There may be a restriction with the wiper motor
causing it to bind and draw more current.  Check that.

There may be an insulation short in the wiper motor or
the screen washer motor.

There may be a rub-through of the insulation on the
power wire to one of the functions.  You will have to
visually trace each wire.

I hope that can get you started.


--- Gordon Harrower <griffo at comcast.net> wrote:

> My 1968 TC is regularly blowing the fuse that
> pertains to the turn 
> signals and the fuel and temperature gauges.  I
> don't even know where or 
> how to start tracking down this kind of problem. 
> Any guidance would be 
> helpful.  Thanks, Gordon.
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