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Please remove the 15 amp "AM2" fuse from the fusebox under the hood and install a spare 15 amp fuse in its place; advise if anything starts to work; thanks
ok ill b right back
Please locate the 10 amp GAUGE fuse under the dash, replace it with a spare fuse.
You have a power distribution problem. For all of the items you have listed to be inoperative, you have a bad fuse in the system. Do you have a 12 volt DC testlight?
no i dont
If there is no change with the Gauge fuse,
Locate the 60 amp MAIN fuse in the fusebox under the hood and examine the interior of it very closely. This fuse powers the AM2 and the Gauge fuses
u are not helping
I am helping you. I need you to tell me, as I cannot see the 60 amp MAIN fuse, if it has an open filament or not.
If this fuse is bad, which it probably is, you will not have power in the sub-fuses that it allows power to flow into. This is where a 12 volt DC testlight would be very valuable.
The testlight would tell you if you have power in the fuses. We need to back trace where the poser is being stopped by an open circuit.
power, not poser; sorry for the typo
Please let me know if you desire to continue the diagnosis; I see that you have applied a Bad Service rating, whcih the site construes as a negative rating.
well it would be nice...there is no 60 amp fuse in the box under the hood
There are 2 fuse boxes under the hood. One with smaller fuses in it, that is what you are looking in.The one you need to examineis the one that has 4 large fuses, nothing else..
Look for a box on the driver side of the engine compartment, near the firewall
in this box there will be 2 or 3 60 amp cartridge fuses, and a 120 amp cartridge fuse They are markedly bigger than the fuses in the other box
These fuses are what we used to call 'fusible links'. They are plastic boxes with a silver wire inside of them. The silver wire is the actual fuse. If it is broken, the fuse is blown.
the wire could also be copper colored.
I will check back later to see if you have checked the fuses I am speaking of.
they look fine
That is good.
The next thing we have to do is do some real-time electrical diagnosis. Without doing this, we will be unable to see why you have no power to your gauges and your other things. You are going to need to get a 12 volt DC testlight, or a 12 volt DC voltmeter. Is this possible?
i guess so
When you obtain the testlight, attach the clip end of it to a good body ground; shiny metal. Turn the key on, and touch each side of every fuse under the dash. The test light should light up when you touch the metal part of the fuse. When the light lights up on only one side, that fuse is blown.
if the gauge fuse has no power on either side, you must then check the AM2 fuse for power. After you do that, please get back to me with the results of your testing. I expect you to find a bad fuse.
I would appreciate removal of the bad service rating. I strive to provide the best I can do. SOmethimes, in issues like this, I know it can be very frustrating for you. However, electrical diagnosis takes time, and must follow a specific path in order for us to succeed in fixing the problem
I will check back in an hour or so.
on the outside small fuses im getting a current on all but the 7.5 a/c2. Im not getting any current on the inside fuses
there are 3 fusable links on the inside and they all look fine
could this be a relay?
how do i check them as they have plastic caps covering them
OK i took off the caps plugged them back in and touched it with the checker and no current on all 3
Sorry about the delay, electrical storm in my area is knocking out my internet.
i changed out the big fuses...i dont see any 60 or 120 amp
therte was a 50, 40 and 30 on big ones then the small ones
i looked all over only 1 box under the hood and 1 under the dash
thats all that shows in the owners manual to
Do you have power in the AM2 fuse in the fusebox under the hood?
with it on i got current in all small fuses under the hood
none under the dash
No fuses under the dash have power?
no. i grounded to a bolt by the pedals
When you say you have currenti n the fuses under the hhood, you are saying you have current on both sides of the fuse, correct?
And you are saying that you do not have any power in any fuse under the dash, correct?
Please look under the hood. Locate the driver side shock tower/inner fender.
what does it look like?
Towards the engine, on in that area, there should be a small box. This is your second/main fuse box.
do u mean the red box hooked with the positive cable?
The rounded metal inner-fender that is next to the front strut on the enine side
Do you have the abiity to take and post a picture of your engine compartment?
That would be beneficial.
ok ill be back in 5 or ten ,,,i only got a desktop
I have the factory wiring manual in front of me. The box is shown in the diagram. It sure sounds like you have a blown main fuse.
ok, take your time. It is my desire to get this sorted out for you
I will be back in a few moments; storming here again.
Ok. straight back from this box, towards the windshield...look for a small black box
The 60 amp fuses are not in this box.
do i need to take out the battery?
That is a wiring connector
fusebox in the picture
did u see the last pic, i took out the battery to get a better look
i didnt understand ur last comments
are u done?
Storming badly here, sorry
No, that last picture is a wiring connector
Please take a picture of the area between the fuse box and the firewall; driver side
Power is going on and off here. deepest apologies. I have to sign off; lightning is in the area; tree just got hit next door
ok be safe
Switching the method of communication to Q and A mode; this way I can attach a picture for you to look at.
Ok ill look for it this afternoon when i get off work...Hope all is ok from the storm..
I would appreciate a positive rating. Perhaps you clicked on the bad service rating by mistake, or was mislead by the directions. I strive to satisfy my customers; the site frowns on us when we get bad service ratings.
Thanks for the thought; all is well here (except the neighbor's tree; the fire department had to come and put out the fire after lightning hit is) :-)
Please let me know if you need anything else. You have a great day.
The rating box should be on your screen.