Marine Pole Light Blowing Fuses

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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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<font size="3">Did some rust repair bodywork and repainted the engine cover. Looks good. But now fuse #2 blows when engine cover wire is connected to pole light receptacle and marine light switch is activated. Didn't before. No problemwhen pole light wire is disconnected;bow light works OK. Pole light receptacle shows no "improper" continuity to ground. Wire <font color="#ff007f">DOES </font>show continuity to ground</font> <font size="3">when switch is off & 12v to (positive) groundwhen switch is on. Any ideas? Running out of fuses to continue experiments.</font>


<font size="3">Thanks,--Larry</font>





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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@y...> wrote:
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> Did some rust repair bodywork and repainted the engine cover.
Looks good. But now fuse #2 blows when engine cover wire is
connected to pole light receptacle and marine light switch is
activated. Didn't before. No problem when pole light wire is
disconnected; bow light works OK. Pole light receptacle shows
no "improper" continuity to ground. Wire DOES show continuity to
ground when switch is off & 12v to (positive) ground when switch is
on. Any ideas? Running out of fuses to continue experiments.
>

Larry,

Check your connections at the butt connector located just below the
rearward engine cover hinge. Are they connected to the correct
terminals? Are they pinched or frayed by one of the wire tabs? Does
it blow both with and w/o the pole light inserted in the socket? If
it only does it w/light pole, look at the pole light plug, light
socket and wiring for damage.

Is your car's VIN # >103602? After serial no 103602 the red/green
marine lights can only be used when the propellers are in operation.
Check out your switch on the water shiftrod for correct operation.

Fuse #2 = Horn, cigarette lighter, position lights red/green Top
control light (Interior light, electric clock).

John Bevins
Rocky Mountain Amphicar
 
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John Friese

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Larry,

I'm not sure this is your problem but if you took the light pole
apart it might be.

I once took my marine pole light apart to change the shaft and when I
put it back together it blew fuses every time. I found that the bulb
socket has two terminals on it but one is connected to the case so if
you put the positive wire onto that terminal it will blow the fuse.
I have no idea why Amphicars have such a weird bulb socket but a
similar situation exists with the backup lights, two terminals and
one is connected to the frame. I didn't notice any polarity markings
on the terminals but be sure to get the ground wire to the grounded
terminal. I blew quite a few fuses finding that out because a poor
connection between the lamp housing and the body made it blow a fuse
only intermittantly.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@y...> wrote:
>
> Did some rust repair bodywork and repainted the engine cover.
Looks good. But now fuse #2 blows when engine cover wire is
connected to pole light receptacle and marine light switch is
activated. Didn't before. No problem when pole light wire is
disconnected; bow light works OK. Pole light receptacle shows
no "improper" continuity to ground. Wire DOES show continuity to
ground when switch is off & 12v to (positive) ground when switch is
on. Any ideas? Running out of fuses to continue experiments.
>
> Thanks, --Larry
>
>
>
>
>
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RE: Re: Marine Pole Light Blowing Fuses

Just a side note the same fuse powers the horn. And you do need your horn
in the water. We had to replace the receptacle under the lid that holds the
marine light. Good Luck, Gloria

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Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:59 PM
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Marine Pole Light Blowing Fuses

Larry,

I'm not sure this is your problem but if you took the light pole
apart it might be.

I once took my marine pole light apart to change the shaft and when I
put it back together it blew fuses every time. I found that the bulb
socket has two terminals on it but one is connected to the case so if
you put the positive wire onto that terminal it will blow the fuse.
I have no idea why Amphicars have such a weird bulb socket but a
similar situation exists with the backup lights, two terminals and
one is connected to the frame. I didn't notice any polarity markings
on the terminals but be sure to get the ground wire to the grounded
terminal. I blew quite a few fuses finding that out because a poor
connection between the lamp housing and the body made it blow a fuse
only intermittantly.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@y...> wrote:
>
> Did some rust repair bodywork and repainted the engine cover.
Looks good. But now fuse #2 blows when engine cover wire is
connected to pole light receptacle and marine light switch is
activated. Didn't before. No problem when pole light wire is
disconnected; bow light works OK. Pole light receptacle shows
no "improper" continuity to ground. Wire DOES show continuity to
ground when switch is off & 12v to (positive) ground when switch is
on. Any ideas? Running out of fuses to continue experiments.
>
> Thanks, --Larry
>
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>
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