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Thread: 69 Deville fusible link problem

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    SWEENDOG1969 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    69 Deville fusible link problem

    I have a 69 sedan deville and it was sitting for about a year with no serious driving. So I go to drive it and i didnt notice because it was daylight but the fusable link was melted. I didnt have door locks,windows,dash lights and tail lights. I need to know how many amps that thing was rated for and what could be the reason it melted. Also if I can get a factory replacement (have on from autozone and it is garbage). Or if I cannot get another one that is factory would a self resetting breaker be a better option. I have been having this problem for about 3-4 months. Right now i cannot roll down all four windows without poping the 30amp mini fusable link from autozone (it holds mini fuses).


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    SWEENDOG1969 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 69 deville fuseable link problem

    since no one replied. I went with a self resetting breaker that is 50amps. I also think when this starter goes i'm going to replace the green wires that where part of the fusable link that went to the starter solenoid because I had to extend them due to the location of the breaker. IMO less connections the better.

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    Re: 69 deville fuseable link problem

    The link was melted due to excessive current draw, something is bad downstream. 50 amps seems excessive to me, but not sure . You're gonna have to find a wiring diagram with wire specs on it. No factory replacements are going to be available, might find a used one but highly doubt it. With the age of all those wires by the starter I would replace them all, they get heat soaked over the years and cause problems and could very well be the cause of the link failure.


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