Can you replace a fusible link with an inline fuse?
A fuse will not work, you must replace with a fusible link. A fusible link is a solid wire (but smaller awg) placed in a current carrying line where there should NEVER be a dead short.
Where is the fusible link located?
They are placed in-line between delicate harnesses and large sources of electrical current in your car—between the battery and alternator, for example. These links must transmit high-current electricity, but also protect the rest of the electrical system from dangerous spikes that could cause a fire.
What fuse controls the alternator?
There are 2 fuses for the alternator. One is usually a fusable link (wire) for connecting the stator diodes to the battery, and a lower value fuse (10 to 30 amp) for protecting the field (rotor).
What happens when a fusible link goes bad?
When it fails, it will break the continuity in the rest of the circuit, preventing damage to other components down the line. A fusible link typically costs a couple of bucks and can be replaced in 30 minutes.
How would you tell if a fusible link is blown?
The fusible link is essentially an in line fuse on the positive terminal of the battery. To determine if the fusible link has been blown , one test lead of your ohmmeter should be on the positive terminal of the battery and the other test lead should be on the end of the fusible link going to the circuit it protects.
Is there a fuse for the ignition switch?
An ignition relay normally sits with a few other relays and fuses in the fuse box found in the engine bay.
Can a blown fuse cause battery light to come on?
Broken Fuse for charging system When this safety fuse breaks, the electricity supply that flows from the battery to the alternator and vice versa (from the alternator to the battery) will also stop. Termination of electric current from the alternator to the battery will cause the car battery lights on.
How do you know if you have a bad fusible link?
Diagnosis of a bad fusible link The fusible link usually resides near the battery. Search for a wire that is two gauges roughly smaller than other harnesses. If you touch the wire, you may feel it is even more rubbery than the other wires. And there may even be “fusible link” printed on the wire.
Why am I not getting power to my alternator?
This means that you could have a weak alternator, or a poor connection at the battery terminals. You could also have a loose drive belt, which is what supplies power to the alternator itself. If the drive belt is loose or not working properly, the alternator will not charge.