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Old November 10th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #1  
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67 442 fusible link off horn relay starter relay

I have a 67 442 and it has mounted on the drivers side inner fender a relay that the starter wire goes to and the positive cable. It has a fusible link. What is the link for and what size fuse goes in it. Mine is missing the fuse but the link is present. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #2  
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Mine is not a 442, but a Cutlass and has no fusible link. Can't find a 67 wiring diagram to verify. If yours has one its not a fuse but a short piece of of smaller wire thats designed to burn if there is a problem.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 02:49 PM   #3  
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He probably has a fuse holder. I'm not sure, but I think it was a 30 amp fuse
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Old November 10th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #4  
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If thats the case, remove the fuse holder, its not needed.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #5  
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Here is a pic of the fusible link it definitely takes a fuse and it is the white factory fuse holder. I did a search on this question and has been asked 5 X and nobody actually knew the fuse size. Maybe Joe you could chime in on this one.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 03:22 PM   #6  
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That must be for an accessory I do not have.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 04:23 PM   #7  
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Gary, Is your car a convertible? My 66 Cutlass convertible has an inline 30 AMP fuse in that area and it is for the power top. Just trying to help.
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Wayne thanks but mine is a hardtop holiday coupe.

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Old November 10th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #9  
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The only fuse im aware of in this area is the fuse for the high speed blower for your heat and air. Trace the wire and see where it goes, that will get you an answer. Its not considered a "fusable link" its just an inline fuse.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 07:24 PM   #10  
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fuse

I JUST got home from pulling some parts off a 67 vista cruiser with AC
and I just pulled that wiring youre showing as it was MINT..
along with the perfect fan shroud and all the rubbers
pulled the SWEET power bench seat and all the wiring that went thru the firewall annd mounted there for power also

I will check tonite or in the am for you and post up what fuse is in this one

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Thanks Scott much appreciated

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Old November 11th, 2017, 05:16 AM   #12  
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That fuse holder is not factory, have a 67 vert 442 and 4 Cutlass cars and have never seen that.
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I JUST got home from pulling some parts off a 67 vista cruiser with AC


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Hey any chance that 6 Vista has the plastic front inner fender wells? I would be interested in them.
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So you got me curious, I went out and looked as I have owned over 30 66-67 Olds cars and have 10 out there in various stages of parting out right now. I found two with this same "fuse holder". I have seen this before as well. The two I found the harnesses are out of the car and I can't remember the car they were in. One has a off white wire and it is about 5 feet long and then goes to a 3 prong plug in that has two other shorter wires coming off of it. I will post a picture of that. The other one is an orangeish yellow wire and was cut so can't tell what it did. the first one has a 30 amp fuse in it. I am suspecting power seat, the convertible tops were powered off of this same junction but went to a relay on the firewall, That is not this connection.

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Thanks Larry the conscious appears to be a 30 amp fuse.

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Fuses are designed to protect the line (wire) not the appliance. Fuse size is determined solely by wire size. If you the fuseholder wire is # 12, 14, 18 , the corresponding fuse should be used. #12 is only size that can have 25-30 amp. 14 is 15-20 amp , 18 is 10. anything smaller is 3 amp. hope this helps. I would use a 20 0r 25 in that one and not go 30 , for safety sake. If is a power seat and it pops, then see if a 30 will hold it. That line definitely does not go through the fuse block or it wouldnt be there. Its protecting a direct power source to something. I use one right there for my direct feed to my electric fuel pump and another one to my electric fan.
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That's the A/C feed on my 66.
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a fuse, and a fusible link, are 2 separate items/terms. a fuse is a self-contained device designed to protect a circuit by opening the circuit when excessive current flows through the circuit, and is generally easily and quickly replaceable . a fusible link is the same concept, but is nothing more than a smaller gauge wire spliced into the circuit that opens the circuit when excessive current flows. it is not self-contained, and generally not easily or quickly replaced, compared to replacing a fuse. a fuse is also, generally, faster-acting than a fusible link. a fuse is used in a circuit where an overload is more common/likely to occur.

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67 fuse

My 67 holiday coupe has the same fuse holder. Mine has a/c, no power seat. Not sure what it feeds.
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Again its the high blower fuse for A/C on my car, has an orange wire.
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Thanks for all that replied. I traced the wire and it is the high blower fuse for the A/C as many of you suggested. Much appreciated.
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