little problem or big, o dear its long

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Hi Guys
Thanks once again for the help on this, and aas usual your diagnosis was
very helpfull.
Today with iyt being dry I decided to give it a go( fixing the fuse blowing
problem).
As suggested by Julian and others I checked the towing electrics after I
retreved them from where the spare wheel was located at one stage.
The amount of crap(Salisbury mud) that came down on my face was just, shall
we say really critty between my teeth
I put the electics hidden up there after a mishape on an off road course
before Salisbury trip.
Well I just gentle looked at the wires as there was a hugh gash in the outer
protection of the wiring with ecposed wires all over the place.
I then gently prized the wires apart, just to see if any of the inner cores
were exposed and toutching each other.
They were not toutching but when i pulled a little harder I had 8 individual
wires just hanging there not connected to anything at all.
They had all come loose from the socket, looked rusted aswell.
O great I said (not really) used much stronger language.
I now had 8 wires a hanging and absolutly no idea what to do other than cry
so I trimmed them all and insulated them.
Problem solved, replaced the fuse and put on the lights. Great all is fixed
I wish.
After going for a drive the fuse blew again.
I was thinking about the possible deal Lubo could get for the dynamite very
seriously.
Decided to have another look at the rear of the cruiser, it was either this
or kick it again and that hurts.
After a few minutes I had just about given up looking, poking, looking again
with no result.
All this time I had the a new fuse in and the driving door open with the
lights on, so the warning buzzer was also on.
No fuse blowing, not even once.
Then by shear chance I found the culprit.
Ah this is too long ill stop now.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDJ
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Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] little problem or big
 
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Ah only messing, I wouldn't leave it like that.
After checking and giving up, I went to get up from under the cruiser and
banged my arm off the rope with its hook which hit the licence plate light
and off went the buzzer.
I have a rear wheel carrier(after market) so i had to relocate the licence
plate and lights to where the 4 holes are in the bumper.
Anyway I had a few mishaps with the carrier swinging open , all on its own
while driving.
So I fitted a safety chain and rubber rope to restrict the ability of the
carrier to open and then fully extend sidewards which could be very
dangerous.
The rubber rope has to be also restricted when the carrier is closed.
But I forget or could not be bothered sometimes to tie it up.
So this rubber rope was free to swing down with its metal hook and hit the
number plate light, which it obviously did on a regualr basis while driving.
I took the light apart and a metal part fell out, abviously dislodged by the
constant banging of the rope with its metal hook.
I can only surmise that this part would bounce around inside the light
fixing causing the fuse to blow when it contacted something it should not.
So now im left with no blowing fuse (I hope) but loose wires that i do not
have a clue what to connect to.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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with regard to your loose wires from your trailer socket, if you want
i'll fix it for you or send you a new socket. seeing as i work for brink
towbars and this is what i do for a living, i might just be able to help
you out on that one!
brian
 
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Hey Brian
Thanks for the offer on the tow wires.
What about the guy for the steering box as I think that will be sooner.
Im in no hurry I might even mees with them as my skills seem to be getting
better. Who said that.
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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