Is a replacement fuse block available (unlikely), or are new fuse holders (more likely) available? While putting things back together, I've got only 3 to 4 volts in a portion of the fuse block. It's likely the connection of the harness at the firewall to the back of the fuse panel (thinking Front Extension Connector), but I also notice most of the fuse holders have surface rust. If I'm going to pull it out anyway, wonder if replacement parts are available. I guess worst case I could remove the holders and soak them in a rust remover solution.
Post by familyrides1965 on Jul 15, 2020 21:22:12 GMT -5
If you are talking about the fuse holder assembly that holds the fuses and mounts to the firewall they are or were available. I remember seeing them in a electric specialities car restoration magazine. I don’t remember the name. Worst case send me a picture and maybe I have used one in better shape than yours. Not sure but I could look.
I had a similar issue two years ago, 3-4 volts in the reverse light circuit. My Gen light would also glow dim. Checked all connections in the fuse box, sanded all the surface rust off, checked every ground connection, every other connection you can imagine. Last thing I checked was the ignition switch. Had a loose connection on one of the wire terminals, problem was solved. If your terminals in the fuse box have continuity, it's likely something else.
Several months ago I had a problem where 3 fuses that get their power from the same source lost power. My fuses have surface rust but all were working fine before this happened. I unbolted and opened the fuse box after tracing the problem and thinking something inside it was the problem. I found a loose connection inside that provided the power to these fuses. Tracing problems with the harness still in the car is difficult but can be done. Good luck.
Thanks for all the responses. RIP Olds nailed it... tracing the issue I found the 12v switched wire popped out of the ignition switch connector harness. Pretty simple fix considering the various issues it could have been.