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Just recently most of my electrical stuff just went out. Wind-Shield Wipers, all outside lights and hazard warning lights except the front main lights, all interior lighting. Basically my car can only run, use front main lights, and gas pump.... everthing else which is electrical wont work. Before i start checking fuses, i'd like to know if their is a main component to where these items a controlled by. It seems like too many items not working for the fuses to be the problem..

Just wondering if this has happened to someone else and what i should start troubleshooting...

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> Just recently most of my electrical stuff
> just went out. Wind-Shield Wipers, all
> outside lights and hazard warning lights
> except the front main lights, all interior
> lighting. Basically my car can only run, use
> front main lights, and gas pump....
> everthing else which is electrical wont
> work. Before i start checking fuses, i'd
> like to know if their is a main component to
> where these items a controlled by. It seems
> like too many items not working for the
> fuses to be the problem..

> Just wondering if this has happened to
> someone else and what i should start
> troubleshooting...

> thanx
> Robert

check your fusible links. they're next to the battery in a little black box. if you smoke one of these links, you will lose quite a few electrical components of your car. these also get corroded real bad sometimes. if this is the problem, be sure to replace the wires with fusible link wire, not regular wire.
 

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> Just recently most of my electrical stuff
> just went out. Wind-Shield Wipers, all
> outside lights and hazard warning lights
> except the front main lights, all interior
> lighting. Basically my car can only run, use
> front main lights, and gas pump....
> everthing else which is electrical wont
> work. Before i start checking fuses, i'd
> like to know if their is a main component to
> where these items a controlled by. It seems
> like too many items not working for the
> fuses to be the problem..

> Just wondering if this has happened to
> someone else and what i should start
> troubleshooting...

> thanx
> Robert

Same thing happened to me. It was my fusible links.
 

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> Same thing happened to me. It was my fusible
> links.
Same thing is happening to me right now, except not as extreme, my windshield wiper fuse keep frying the second that I try to turn them on, the motor is trying to pull way to much amperage through, I blew a 20 amp fuse, when it's just supposed to be a 15 amp fuse, and another thing, the other night, when I was bringing my car home, I had to wait on the side of the road for a while with the car off, all lights off (got a ticket for bad tags), when I started the car to leave, all my dash lights were out! But not before I had pulled over...my question is, how do I replace my fusible links? Do I use a test light to see which are bad? Thanx...
 

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> Same thing is happening to me right now,
> except not as extreme, my windshield wiper
> fuse keep frying the second that I try to
> turn them on, the motor is trying to pull
> way to much amperage through, I blew a 20
> amp fuse, when it's just supposed to be a 15
> amp fuse, and another thing, the other
> night, when I was bringing my car home, I
> had to wait on the side of the road for a
> while with the car off, all lights off (got
> a ticket for bad tags), when I started the
> car to leave, all my dash lights were out!
> But not before I had pulled over...my
> question is, how do I replace my fusible
> links? Do I use a test light to see which
> are bad? Thanx...

I picked up a bunch of extrra fusible links from the junk yard. You can replace them individualy. Take a needle and stick it in the connector on the flat side of the connector to release it and use something to push it out, or just replace the whole thing including the connector. It is kind of a pain at first to take them out of the connector. Where can you buy these new? Do places like Pep Boys carry them?
 

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> I picked up a bunch of extrra fusible links
> from the junk yard. You can replace them
> individualy. Take a needle and stick it in
> the connector on the flat side of the
> connector to release it and use something to
> push it out, or just replace the whole thing
> including the connector. It is kind of a
> pain at first to take them out of the
> connector. Where can you buy these new? Do
> places like Pep Boys carry them?
I have no idea, thanx for the suggestion though! I will certainly put it to good use...
 
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