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    I feel a bit embarrased about this one, but I cant find where the fuses is in my 58....
    The shop manual or the owners manual dont give me any hints either, so if anyone knows......
    sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

  • #2
    Fuses

    Hi Anders,

    I think I had the same question about my '59 Bird. "Where is the fuse box?" I think it was Bart who told me that there was none in these birds. Things like the clock, gauges, other powered things, have their fuses in the line that provides power to them. As I recall, my mechanic verified this, saying that there is no fuse "box" per se on these Squarebirds.

    But I am a Newbie, so hopefully, one of the pro's will be along soon to comment on your question.

    Ray
    '59 Tbird "Yellow Rose" VTCI #11178

    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
    '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
    "It's Hip To Be Square"
    Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

    Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

    http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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    • #3
      Thanks. Makes me feel less like a fool anyway....
      sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
      http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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      • #4
        Fuses

        There is an old Chinese proverb that goes something like this... "To gain knowledge, one must ask questions. The answer you receive may not be what you want to hear." Or something like that! Another one that comes to mind is, "A fool never seeks knowledge" Since you were seeking knowledge, that leaves you out of the "fool" part. lol... Ahh, So!!

        Ray

        Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
        '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
        "It's Hip To Be Square"
        Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

        Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

        http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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        • #5
          Ray

          My owners manaul shows the following

          Cirtuit Fuse Type Location
          Clock 1AG-1 Cartridge on power feed
          Dome Light SFE-7.5 Clip on Headlight Switch
          Turn Lights SFE-7.5 Cartridge on Power Feed
          Radio SFE-5 Carrridge on Power Feed
          Heater Fan SFE-14 Cartridge on Power Feed
          Most of my fuses are under the dash by the light switch or above the E-Brake handle soom of these are hard to find I had to take the shield off the bottom of my dash to find some of them
          Good Luck
          Bob M

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          • #6
            The one that Im looking for is these:
            Horn. There are 2 of them and no-one seems to work...
            Right front indicator.
            Brake light.
            Rear numberplate light.
            All other lights work, even though I have not been able to check Back-up lights yet.
            sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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            • #7
              The brake light fuse is just off the ignition switch up under the dash in a lead that runs out to the stop switch on the master cylinder.
              I like the sign that is on the wall at our local Courthouse. "We answer all simple questions... It's much easier to answer a silly question than fix a stupid mistake!"

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              • #8
                If you dont have it already.... go here
                http://www.tocmp.com/tOCMP/wiring/57...re5765-198.jpg

                for the '58 wiring diagram.

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                • #9
                  58 Fuses

                  Most of the circuits you are talking about are not fused per say.

                  The brake lights are fused on the back of the light switch. Common fuse to blow.

                  Horns are not fused but there is a relay on the drivers inner front fender, lower part twords the front and way below the voltage regulator.

                  The Lisc. plate lights are probably a loose wire on the light switch or a defunct light switch. Defunct switches is a very common ailment on these birds.

                  Back up lights are another story. Yours is a late production bird as I remember and I wrote an article for VTCI Scoop that was published a while back. Can send you the diagrams via email.

                  Front turn signal light only one side working. Again could lead to the light switch.

                  Do the turn signals work with the lights on and off???

                  Fuz
                  58's&64's
                  Sun Prairie, Wi.
                  tmjsong1@aol.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys for your effort!
                    @Fuz: Yes please mail me the diagram.
                    amyrberg@volvocars.com
                    Last edited by Anders; March 24th, 2008, 02:16 AM. Reason: spelling. Always spelling....
                    sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
                    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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                    • #11
                      turn signals

                      If the rear turn indicator works and the front does not the problem is probably in the front unit. My approach would be to check the bulb first, check not only the filament but the contacts as well..make sure it is the correct bulb dont assume. Then check the socket which can be a problem if the spring is weak or the contacts have corroded. I would use a multi-meter to check the contacts with the signal on for voltage. If you dont have the voltage there then start checking back down the loom...probably a splce some where. Just my approach. Grant
                      Grant
                      NCbird on the Coast of NC
                      "Dads Bird" for my father

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                      • #12
                        hey, can I get in on a copy of the backup lights,and how do you remove the bulb,from the trunk or do you remove the outsidde lens??

                        thanks,
                        sal
                        Sal III

                        60 T BD

                        Thunderbird Registry # 33126 - VTCI # 11138- CTCI #02521

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                        • #13
                          Hey sal The bulbs on a 60 come out on the inside. Not sure about the 58 & 9 But they are a pain. I forgot about fittin my hand in there. and i had one in 67. You turn them, getting them back in is fun. But now I have grandkids. (little hands) They'll work.

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                          • #14
                            Im not sure, and cant check for a while.
                            The winter suddenly came a few days ago, and my garage is still a half year away....
                            Check avatar for situation the last Month and a half, when she arrived, until last weekend :-(
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                            Last edited by Anders; March 26th, 2008, 03:55 PM.
                            sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
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                            • #15
                              thanks, as usual you guys are here with help.
                              Sal III

                              60 T BD

                              Thunderbird Registry # 33126 - VTCI # 11138- CTCI #02521

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