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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Fuse Box/Wiring Issue

I am in the process of replacing the fuse box in my truck. Huge Pain in my @$$ so far. Now i have an issue with the horn/turn signals/light and the hazard are not working. I am not getting any power to either side. The Horn fuse has two wires going into one spade connector and it is getting around .4V and the other side is getting zero, which would make sense. Is there some place it could have shorted out? The 60 amp fuse in the engine bay is fine.


I did disconnect the battery before I started to do this. Also, to anyone who has done this, have you found an easier way to connect the two wired to one spade. The connectors don't really like to have that much wire.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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It needs to be grounded, I did the same thing. Nothing worked and then I grounded the fuse block and everything worked. Did you use a 10 gauge smaller connector?
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Also, to anyone who has done this, have you found an easier way to connect the two wired to one spade. The connectors don't really like to have that much wire.
40 cents spent at Britishwiring dot com will save your hair pulling; here.
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Brian,

Everything else works, so I figured its grounded. Just the Horn and Hazard are out. I should still get power to it correct? If I am getting .5 at least, it should point to something else right?

I am using the kit from RDS.

Bill, That is a good idea, but i dont think that would work with the Fusebox. Otherwise that would make life alot easier. This fuse box is such a pain.
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Hm. Well with that "kit" you need the special wire stripper and crimp tool. It's $55 at Britishwiring dot com for the crimp tool. To put two wires on one terminal you'd just crimp a short jumper wire that has one of those female spade plugs pictured above and a piggy back terminal on the other. Then you can attach two wires to the piggy back terminal.
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Bill - I have a similar crimp tool. I think its made by Eclipse tools. Does a good job crimping. Just hard to get the wires to do what i want with the limited space to work with.
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Looks like power is getting cut somewhere between the 60 amp main fuse and the fusebox. I ran a hot wire from the batter in place of the brown wire and everything worked. As far as I know, there is nothing in between the main and the fusebox, at least according the diagram. Does this mean the entire wire is shot? This supplies the Hazard and Horn and the A/C, which explains why is all went out.
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Does anyone have a suggestion of finding where the fault could be, short of tearing the dash out? There has to be a spot for the lead to burn out between the main fuse and the fuse box.
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