Fusible links in a 1981 pick up sr5 2wd

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  1. Dompadjudu

    Dompadjudu Newbie

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    So after a night of tinkering found out this is why all my power stops working and I cant find a replacement anywhere , anybody run into this before and if so how did you go about it and what did parts did you use to replace it.
     
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    Auto Zone.....Advanced Auto...... All carry universal fusible links. You will need (2).
    (1) 14 ga. for lights, (1) 12 ga. for ignition.

    But first you must determine what caused the link(s) to fail in the first place.
     
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    I think corrosion the outer plastic is extremely disintegrated and it cuts off/on when I move it around, it's two links one has one wire going thru it the other has two, all coming from the positive(red) terminal
     

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    Best to get the wiring diagram for your truck. Haynes manuals carry the diagrams in the back. Chiltons does not.
    I'm guessing the connector with the red wire goes to ignition. Other connector is probably lights. Not sure about second wire next to red one.
    You could always buy 3 fusible links. (2) 12 ga. For red connector and second wire, (1) 14 ga. for light circuit.
    That wiring is in pretty bad shape. Best to cut out connectors completely and direct wire new fusible links.
     
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    Yea I'm just gonna run new wire all thru there, but I have a Haynes manual so I'll just verify in there
     
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    Relocate the fuses further from the battery if you are rewiring.
     

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