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rocky69rhodes

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Location : chula vista ca
Registration date : 2014-09-26

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Post by rocky69rhodes on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:35 am

I touched a wire from the overhead dome light to the metal an now I have no power smoke came out of the dashboard
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rocky69rhodes

Number of posts : 359
Location : chula vista ca
Registration date : 2014-09-26

Re: something wrong

Post by rocky69rhodes on Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:10 am

wiring to starter burnt
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Big W

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Re: something wrong

Post by Big W on Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:20 am

Rocky!!!...you're suppose to keep the smoke INSIDE the wire. Once it gets out it's real tough to get it back in... lol! . All joking aside, that's a bummer. Maybe the old fuse holder has some burnt fuses, or did you actually burn up some wires under the dash?
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rocky69rhodes

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Re: something wrong

Post by rocky69rhodes on Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:41 am

leave the jokes to twin pilot lol I hope its just at the starter fuses look fine tow truck on the way
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Bruce67Econoline

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Location : Charleston SC
Age : 58
Registration date : 2014-01-25

Re: something wrong

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:28 pm

Hopefully just minor damage, and not a major fire like I had. Good luck with the repairs.
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Re: something wrong

Post by donivan65 on Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:36 pm

that small wire on the positive battery cable on the starter solenoid is a fusible link,,,,,,made to burn out before the van catches on fire,,,,,,,,,when something goes wrong,,,,,,its a 16 gauge,,,,,,,
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Vantasia

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Re: something wrong

Post by Vantasia on Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:54 pm

Shorting the dome light power wire should have blown a fuse...they work off the headlight switch. Get a diagram and trace and check all your circuits the best you can with a meter and make sure everything is fuse. PO's often bypass these safeguards over the years to get things to work.
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kookykrispy

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Re: something wrong

Post by kookykrispy on Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:51 pm

2nd gens have a fusible link between the battery and the rest of the van. 1st gens don't have that.
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ditdater

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Location : louisville ky
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Registration date : 2010-11-06

almost same deal here

Post by ditdater on Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:21 pm

evidently , my orig. dome were sw/out for the rectangle ones w/ push button on/off , as it went bad and I went to replace w/ same I also touched orange or white wite to metal and that wire wire started to melt the touching end ,but caught it in time that was all , just melted end of wire . also I noticed my headlite sw/ where you turn all the will turn on /off domes wasn't effecting my domes as they are operated by push but. on lite itself.workking fine though
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rocky69rhodes

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Location : chula vista ca
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Re: something wrong

Post by rocky69rhodes on Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:39 pm

ditdater wrote:evidently , my orig. dome were sw/out for the rectangle ones w/ push button on/off , as it went bad and I went to replace w/ same I also touched orange or white wite to metal and that wire wire started to melt the touching end ,but caught it in time that was all , just melted end of wire . also I noticed my headlite sw/ where you turn all the will turn on /off domes wasn't effecting my domes as they are operated by push but. on lite itself.workking fine though
I have the same push button light also have 2 capped wires one which is orange
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savage

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Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: something wrong

Post by savage on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:20 am

The orange is Hot all the time(also brake lights) dome lights use the ground from headlight switch to turn on light. Not positive but think dome is on the same fuse as Brake lights (15 amp)??

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