Re: hidden fuse volvo amazon??
> For a friend I try to get life in a amazon that has been sitting for
> two years now. Charged the battery. Looks still OK. When operating the
> contact switch lights appear. Promising. Starting. Nothing happens, but
> control lights go dimmer. Also 12 Volts on the starter relais. Looks
> like the starter relais stucks. Try to do it a couple of times. Some
> hammering on the starter relais. No luck. And then suddenly; no
> electricity nowhere. Like a main fuse is blown. But the normal fuses
> (under the hood) are all OK. Is there somewhere hidden a main fuse??
> Under the dash? Your ideas are welcome!
> Bye, Mark
Just because the fuses look good, it doesn't mean they are. Those fuses
have corrosion problems when they're mounted inside the car, in the
engine compartment they're 10 times worse. Can you check to see if
power is getting to the fuses? Also check and clean the connections on
both ends of both battery cables, and I seem to remember a ground strap
from the bell housing near the starter to the frame. And a battery that
has been sitting for some time discharged is always suspect.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
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