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Old 09-12-2011, 09:57 PM
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Allo guys Im rewiring my t-bird and I thought the gray box was for the a/c so since I put a classic auto air systeme I wonder if I need it but in the plan look's like it's for overdrive transmission?? now Im not sure. I have a cruise-0 matic 3 speed tran so why do I have this overdrive relay I say some car has it and other not please educate me fellow t-birders
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:00 AM
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Do you have power windows. That's a power window relay.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:01 AM
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Good picture, elvis. You can re-mount these devices somewhere out of the way. The yellow wire going to the circuit breaker looks like it should really be re-done (closer to the battery), anyway. The wire is green at the lug. It looks like someone has also done some fancy footwork with the #6-AWG black wire (with the tie-rap holding it up).

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:29 AM
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Actually, I think the relay and fuse are for power windows and/or a power seat.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:43 PM
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I looked in my car and saw that there is a little difference as you have an aditional little grey box under the big that is missing in mine. What does that little box do? ( my AC is out at the moment, thatīs why itīs empty there )
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:14 PM
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Anders, the wire coming from the battery needs some kind of overcurrent protection. These are self-resetting circuit breakers and they are probably 40-amp (or so). It looks like yours had one. Either you have one at the starter solenoid or somebody got rid of it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:21 PM
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HI guys your right it is for power windows and yes Anders the small box is like a small breaker . Me and my friend did 20h in two days on the car. I'm getting there modified the wiring a bit the relay and breaker will be all in the car and refuse the whole enchiladas. thanks for all your help I really love this forum
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:56 AM
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Hey Yves,
Looking good! I see you have aftermarket AC. Was it much trouble and where are you going to put your vents?
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:17 AM
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Man you guys do good work! Wish mine looked anything near that. No wonder guys laugh at my T-Bird, ask me if I dragged it out of a ditch. O well, i still love driving it. That 430 runs better than most.
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Hey Yves,
Looking good! I see you have aftermarket AC. Was it much trouble and where are you going to put your vents?
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the classic auto air is fine but the guy that packed my box was probably drunk there were missing parts and some extra parts that did nt fit . the condencer was for a corvette that's why it's not installed yet they re shipping the right one now other than that went pretty well yet I installed the kit while the engine and dash was not in the car that facilitated the job a lot. since I had A/C before I placed 2 cool air flex hose in the oginal A/C outlet with abs fiting the 2 others will be somewhere hiding under de dash I dont like the look of those outlet they have in te kit.
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