Join Date: Jul 2009
Bronco Info: 90' 351/E40D 38" tires, 4.88 gears, full float 8.8, lockers F&R
I just put a 3G in my "Molasses Project". I got a harness from a junk yard. It plugged right in and works great. This is not a final installation. (I will be rewiring with aircraft wire) I just want to keep the battery charged during testing.
Question, I have read this whole thread and understand the need for a fuse or circuit breaker on the charging cable. But on this harness I got, I don't see one. I do notice that it has one cable at the alternator end, but two smaller cables that go to one ring at the other end. Does that mean there is some kind of fuse in the center? It's only about a foot long and doesnt feel like it has anything in there. (it is all wrapped up in a cable conduit with the wires from the plug) I've checked continuity with all other wires/plugs in this harness. (None connect with the main cable.) If this single cable/ double cable is not a fuse, what is the reason? If it is the fuse, what happens when it blows? Do you have to get a new cable?
I'll mention that on the car I removed it from the cable went to a fuse box, so maybe it had big fuse before going on to the battery. But that doesn't explain the one into two cable.
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