1985 FORD THUNDERBIRD FUSE LAYOUT

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  • CrystalBluz
  • 1985 FORD THUNDERBIRD

Electrical problem
1985 Ford Thunderbird 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles

My t-bird is turbo - 4 banger 5 spd. The alternator stopped charging the battery. The prior owner wired the car for his stereo & in doing this he altered the normal wiring harness. I found the ground wire for the alternator 'hot' all the time - as it started to melt when I tried to run it to ground.

I have grounded it successfully - however - my windshield wipers are on non-stop high.

I do not have the fuse box layout for this car & am unsure which fuse to pull for the wipers. For obvious reasons & cannot drive with my wipers on nonstop high!

I must fix myself & would be grateful for a fuse box diagram layout - or suggestion - I have never replaced a wiring harness or would have by now. My car has all stock - turbo is great - but demolished in the electrical department.

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Saturday, December 8th, 2007 AT 5:33 PM

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What color was that ground wire that melts? Anyways here's the fusebox layout!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fuses_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fuses1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fuses2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fuses3_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fuses4_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fuses5_1.jpg

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Saturday, December 8th, 2007 AT 5:50 PM
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AS a bonus here's the way to test the alternator, and regulator...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt3_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt_tests1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt_tests2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt_tests3_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Alt_tests4_1.jpg

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Saturday, December 8th, 2007 AT 6:12 PM

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