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    bikertrash3531 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    So I should pull the pins out of the box instead of soldering the wires with electrical shrink? Just worried about breaking some of the plastic that hold the pins in if I do it that way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikertrash3531
    So I should pull the pins out of the box instead of soldering the wires with electrical shrink? Just worried about breaking some of the plastic that hold the pins in if I do it that way.
    You won't be able to get them out and back in intact. They weren't meant to come out.
    I was saying cut the wires from your fuse block one by one and hook them into the new fuse block.

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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    Ah ok. Thanks. Providing the weather holds it looks like this will take place this weekend.

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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    Big job not to be 100% its gonna work. I still think its ignition related. All the stuff thats not working on your car only works when the ignition is on(not sure about the high beams, I thought they were hot at all times). Do the radio, heat and windows work?

    Without ignition, you would still have hazards, headlights, brake lights, horn, seats and mirrors.

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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    Car is in the shop. They will check over everything before i go ripping into the wiring. My wife suggested this when she noticed the lack of enthusiasm I have for wiring. $100 to inspect and diagnose, IMO, isn't a bad deal. Lets see what happens.

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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    $100 is great when you think about the possibilities of the car never recovering from a trip into the wiring harness. If you do replace the wiring harness/fuse box, you should remove the dash, it will make things much easier.

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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    $100 is great when you think about the possibilities of the car never recovering from a trip into the wiring harness. If you do replace the wiring harness/fuse box, you should remove the dash, it will make things much easier.
    Thanks, I've already considered taking the dash out if I were to replace the fusebox. A couple more hours to take it out will save a lifetime on my back! Lol.

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    Re: Big electrical problems 90 Brougham

    I think if you studied the FSM in the jon for a few mornings several things would jump out at you that you could test. It takes me a very long time to decipher wiring diagrams but after a while it all starts to make sense. Most likely your problems are related to the back yard fixes done to your fuse box and only involves a couple circuits. In the worst case I think you should be successful in wiring in that new fuse box by cutting and soldering (Western Union splice) and shrink wrapping everything. Good luck.

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