[ROVERNET - UK] Blown fuse
griffo at comcast.net
Sun May 6 18:51:46 BST 2007
Eric Russell wrote:
> 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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Thanks very much--very thorough. Gordon.
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