[DML] Re: Electrical problem
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[DML] Re: Electrical problem



Looks like you popped fuse # 11. You are right, just replacing the
fuse ain't gonna fix it. Since you say you were recently working on
the window switches, that is where you should start. Pull all of the
switches out and look for what melted. It should be a light
green/white tracer wire which feeds the window switches or it could be
one of the switches themselves. The rear defogger problem is separate
from this unless the wiring to it was damaged by the fire. You may
have to remove the center console for better access to the harness.
You should also notice the clock is not working anymore too. As a new
owner you should check EVERY fuse to be sure the correct size is in
the correct place. You should have the Workshop Manual and if you
don't, then get one. Go to M:07:03 for fuse sizes and locations. Fuse
# 11 is supposed to be 30 amps. You should keep an assortment of fuses
for emergencies by the fuse box to eliminate the temptation to use the
wrong size fuse. You should also leave the cover off the fuse block.
It gets too hot with the cover on, just leave it nearby.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "johnslupski" <slupa@...> wrote:
>
> New DeLorean owner here - enjoying the highs and lows of owning the 
> car.  I'm not a car guy but I'm learning fast.  I'm not an 
> electrician either so I'm hoping for some advice on what I'm sure 
> most owners on this list will see as a relatively simple problem:
> 
> While driving the car, the radio (original Craig) suddenly went 
> off.  From under the power window and defroster switches came some 
> smoke (a fair amount) for a half minute or so and what smelled like 
> maybe a burning wire.  Now the radio, power window and defrost 
> switches and A/C lamps are out.  No other problems with any other 
> electrical components and the car runs fine.
> 
> I can replace the fuse easily enough (although it doesn't look fried 
> to me) but with my limited knowledge, I'm guessing that's not the 
> source of the problem but just a symptom.  I did replace the power 
> window switches a few days ago and they worked fine but maybe that 
> contributed to this problem in some way?  
> 
> Before I go in and start mucking around like a spider monker 
> disassembling a nuclear device, I'd appreciate any thoughts.  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> John
> VIN #10003
>




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