Re: [DML] Fuse 18 - problem
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Re: [DML] Fuse 18 - problem

I have found the fuse for the stop lights!
It’s an inline fuse in a plastic holder, the fuse inside says “12A continues, LUCAS 25A”. For anyone that might have a problem where the brake lights stop working but the fuse #18 is good – this fuse is located on the LEFT side of the steering column right where all the wires go next to the wiper delay, flasher unit and buzzer. Brown wire on one side and green on the other.
My car is vin 6149, Nov 1981, manual transmission.
From: Tom
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Fuse 18 - problem
Thank you for all the input guys!
I’ll look for the glass inline fuse but let me make a note that my car is 6149, Nov. 1981. I don’t believe it’s considered an “early” car. Anyway, I’ll let you know if I find that extra fuse.
This actually works very nicely for me because I have a perfect use for this unused fuse now. I have some nice power and heated seats that I want to put in and this available fuse will make my installation very “factory like” ;) I’m happy!
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Fuse 18 - problem

Early cars had an inline glass fuse down in the drivers foot well. Find the brake light switch near the pedal and follow the wires.


James Espey

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On Dec 30, 2014, at 7:01 AM, "'Tom' dmctom@xxxxxxxxx [dmcnews]" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello everyone,
Here I come with another very technical question. This time it’s electrical. I hope someone can help me out a bit...
In my process of putting my car back together I got to my inside electrical system and noticed something weird. I flipped the fuse box around to take a good look at the wires and noticed that there are no wires going to fuse 18. According to the fuse list this fuse is for stop lights (brake lights) and according to the schematic diagram this is the only circuit connected to this fuse. The interesting bit is that I don’t see any loose or jumped wires anywhere. I partially untangled the main wiring loom and I don’t see those wires anywhere! It’s as if there was a design change and now the power is going through a different fuse. I’ll look for the correct color wires to see if they are connected to some other fuse.
The connectors are inside the fuse box and there’s even a fuse there. Oh, and the brake lights did work just fine.
The question – does anyone know if there was a design change or some service bulletin that changed the brake light wiring? It does seem like the wires were never there. On the other hand this might be something done by the PO that will now have to be fixed.

Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E


Posted by: "Tom" <dmctom@xxxxxxxxx>

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