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Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:09 pm

Ok. This is an interesting photo! Thought I'd spend 1/2 hour figuring out why the heating doesn't work and this certainly doesn't help! As you all no doubt know this 25A fuse is for the heating and certainly doesn't work now. Although the fuse itself doesn't appear to have blown its welded to the holder. Fuse box probably now needs to be replaced and still not sure the heater works!
I'm naieve enough to think that surely the fuse should have blown if there was a fault LOL .
So any and all thoughts/ solution welcome :hang
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby clee » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:18 pm

Heating as in the blower not blowing or always cold?Had this very recently on a car although the fuse had blown. The blower unit was only working on two top speeds.Replaced resistor control with new and still same.Replaced with another complete secondhand blower unit and all good .Might be its pulling load on low speeds but not turning or the fuse was just in loose ?
I should have a few spare fuse holders.You can just replace that bank .
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi Lee,
Blower doesn't work at all. Look closely at the fuse and thats exactly as I found it. The holder has melted and the fuse is stuck in the mess left! Heater wasn't working when I had the car so no idea how long its been like that!
Can you simply replace a section of a GTA fuse box? Looks like one unit to me, although to be fair after I found this issue I didnt look much further!
Appreciate yout help
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby clee » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:48 pm

Put power direct to the fan to check its not seized/kaput .Don't worry about speeds for now,just see if it spins.You can swap out sections on the box.I'll see what I have.
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:07 pm

Ok I'll try that. Won't be able to do it for a week or so though as I'm pretty much tied up. If I can change the offending section in the box though that would be a definite improvement! Thanks again.
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby Alpine Tom » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:30 pm

This exact same thing has happened to me although the fan works, but intermittent on high speed. I thought I might be a poor connection at the fuse box causing sparking and heat.
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:10 pm

Possibly a common problem? And whatever causes it is b...dy dangerous!
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby clee » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:12 pm

Hi Les .Had a rummage and no luck so far .
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:06 pm

clee wrote:Hi Les .Had a rummage and no luck so far .

Ok. Keep looking pleeeeeze! :pray
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby Alpine Tom » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:40 pm

Les

When I took a look at the same issue of the melting fuse holder, I found that the relay for the full power setting of the fan also had some melting, changed that and all seems fine.
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:50 pm

Haven't had chance to explore further but thanks for pointing that out. How did you solve the molten holder problem? I'm thinking of buying a 25A block and running a separate feed to that if I can't get a block segment.
Anyone know if this fuse box/block is used in other Renaults? Find it hard to believe it wasn't considering the number of GTAs manufactured?
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby JohnC » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:23 pm

From memory, I think these fuse boards are made up of 4 x 6 way fuse boxes. If so, I wonder if this fuse box below (less lid and flanges) could be reworked to replace the 6 way block that is melting.

http://www.altecautomotive.co.uk/fusebo ... -751-p.asp
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:59 pm

Something like that might work. Need to dismantle it to see what I have to work with and go from there. I'll post whatever my conclusion is!
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby rupert » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:01 pm

Same happened with mine - melted fuse holder but fuse didn't blow.
I cut the wirs off the back and fitted a new fuse holder - still gets a little warm though - I'm guessing the fan is creating a bit of resistance in its old age... John C ??!
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Re: Fuse box woes!

Postby LesC » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:50 pm

Great. Thanks Guys. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I'll keep you posted how I solve it..........or perhaps that should be if depending on what else I find! :?
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