1994 Ford Probe fuse box

Tiny
MONKEYBOYS6
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  • 1994 FORD PROBE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 146,000 MILES
On my fuse box a have this mysterious blue wire the is going out of the box on 1 side into a 60amp fuse then to the other side of the box. when the cord is move all the power to the car is lost, but when it is just barley touched it all comes back... it has yet to do it when i am driving but sometime my radio goes out randomly... and as soon as that started the car started over heating when the heater is on high...and the fuel cut out light is coming on now as well and i have already tripped the cut out switch


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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 5:19 PM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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That little "link" you show is certainly not stock. It looks like a cross link in the fuse block burned out and someone bypassed it. You may have to replace the block. If you look underneath the block you will probably see a burned area, the reason for the bypass wire. Left the way it is, it will probably come to haunt you when you least expect it.
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 12:12 AM
Tiny
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How hard is it to replace the block that you are talking about? And how much will the block itself be? Wouldi be better off just taking it somewhere to get it done? But I imagine that would be really expensive?
Could this be the reason I have a check engine light?
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 8:43 AM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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Probably, the best source for a replacement block is from a salvage yard. To replace the block is no easy project and should only be attempted by someone who has some automotive electrical skills. Replacement has to be done just "so", or you could wind up with more problems than you started with.
The bad fuse block may, or may not, be triggering your check engine light. The only way you will know is to have the computer scanned and see what codes are stored in memory. Hope I have helped you.
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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Well I had a question how different fuse boxes are and if I could just use any oold one?
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM

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