[V6-12v] Weird gauge problem - 1993 90Q - Help!

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Sat Dec 10 13:21:26 EST 2005

apowell at colocougs.org wrote:
 > The problem is that a 15-amp fuse started blowing; when it blows,
 > she has no gauges.
 > This habit puts me in mind of the nasty trick that the type 44
 > chassis cars pulled with broken wires in the left-side of the wire
 > chase on the trunk lid, but I've checked the wires and don't see
 > anything, although I haven't really torn into it.

I'd double and triple check those wires, both trunk and door jamb.

Also, when you put it into reverse, the backup lights go on. The
wiring to the backup lights may be shorted, so the problem readily 
appears when you shift into reverse.  I'd check the backup light
switch (on the tranny?), too.

And, does you 90Q have a rear lighter? The Type 44 has a funky
problem with the rear cigarette lighter shorting out and causing
all sorts of weird behavior.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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