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Old July 30th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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My fuse box is dead on the hot at all times side. How many wires and what colors feed this box and are they coming from the horn relay?
If I remove the 2 screws from the fuse box on the inside how does this come apart? Don't want to damage it.

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Old July 31st, 2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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See my thread on "Fuseable link replacement".
The link feeds the majority of the power to the fuse box.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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There is one red wire coming off the fusible link (at the horn relay) to the fuse panel...
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:54 AM   #4
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I still don't have a service manual or any $. But do have an electrical cluster. I found the 10G red wire cut back 6" from the horn relay I can read contanuity from the wire to the fuse box but when I apply power to it the starter turns over. Everything has been routed around the fusebox. Breaks light are pluged into the side of a fuse on the ACC side of the box.

I know get a service manual.

Get this one. When I start the car the floor lights come on while the key is in the start position only.

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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:53 AM   #5
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Try this one... It is for a 72 but could help you some... The 70 442 will have some differences int he engine harness...

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