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Old April 4th, 2013, 01:58 AM
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fuseable link is toast

Got in the D90 today tried to flip on my headlights and none of my lights come on. Looked under the hood in the fusebox and found thisl the fuseable link/inline fuse had burnt up, which is weird cause the 30 amp fuse should prevent that right? I recently also had to replace my headlight switch cause that melted. Has any body had any similar issues? Not long ago I upgraded my headlights to the Hella pair that AB offers, maybe that has something to do with it.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 02:01 AM
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Old April 4th, 2013, 02:09 AM
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Another fine reason to run the headlights through a relay.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:54 AM
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I dunno what you got going on there but it's scary. Luckily the bad wiring let go before engulfing the vehicle in flames.
For your and the trucks sake I urge you to wire it safely.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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what would be a "safe" way of wiring it? I did not install that wire/fuse combination by the way, its been there since I bought the truck; I always thought that was how it was supposed to be.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:31 AM
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That is not a fuseable link. Someone has replaced the factory fuse with a spade fuse holder. I've now item why the holder burned up, but I would remove it and install a proper fuse. First check the rest of the wiring as you must have a dead short somewhere.
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It looks like someone adapted and aftermarket fuse holder instead of replacing the factory fuse. The clue that its a bodge job is the bare wire screwed in.
I would ger the factory fuse back in there and then get a headlight relay harness (ARB or similar).


Im guessing the switch is cooked, and took out the Kustom wiring.

-Jeff
A headlight relay harness? Just for the headlights? I don't have any auxiliary lights.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Yes just for the headlights. As it is the factory set up runs full power through the switch, which doesn't hold up over time (sometimes only lasting a year). Running a relay harness not only saves the switch, but it makes your headlights brighter, by running power direct to the headlights.

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So where would I get a headlight relay harness? And what is it exactly?
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Old April 4th, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Looks as if someone cut a corner with an improper fuse. It may have been rated the same but if they did that hack, there is no telling what other short cut the PO took. IMO. Separate harness is the way to go...
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Looks as if someone cut a corner with an improper fuse. It may have been rated the same but if they did that hack, there is no telling what other short cut the PO took. IMO. Separate harness is the way to go...
For reference so I get the correct fuse can anyone tell me if that fuse is supposed be a 30 amp fuse? The fuse that was in that burnt up wire was a 30 amp.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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For reference so I get the correct fuse can anyone tell me if that fuse is supposed be a 30 amp fuse? The fuse that was in that burnt up wire was a 30 amp.
Here's what I have on my 97SW.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Here's what I have on my 97SW.
Ok cool, thanks!
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