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Main fusible link location

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by TonkaTruck, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. david45

    david45 New Member

    Fusable Link

    '97 Daihatsu (JDM) After looking all over the truck and reading the Forum entries - mine turned out to be a fusable wire! One of 2 extra wires inside the conduit for the positive lead between the positive terminal and the starter.
  2. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    Really ? wow good job finding those...do you mean just an inline fuse bundled with all the other wiring?
  3. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Member

    Fusible link or another fuse in the box?

    On my S80, Jumbo.

    Engine cranks, almost starts, even seems to run weakly on one cylinder, if you work the accelerator.
    No dash warning lights, no gauges.

    Is this a symptom of fusible link?
    Truck ran just fine up until yesterday evening.

    Today around noon before going out, so I hadn't tried to start it, I was trying to find a energy source for the new radio. I really wanted to listen to Rush bad. I hit a couple of wires together, UNINTENTIONALLY, got a spark.

    Not having any joy with the radio, I decided to put Rush off until I got home. Then I tried to start the engine I got the above symptoms. I was really in a hurry, and Not paying close attention.

    The only one I did notice was the fuel gauge was dead on empty.
    We are still getting used to one another's ways.

    So I thought well if no one siphoned off my 1/2 tank of gas, I must have a leaky tank. I dumped in two gallons. Cranked, got the spotty engine wants to run if I cranked, and worked throttle, but won't fire up and run.

    After I ran my errands about 6:00pm , I came back and dumped in another couple gallons. Only when I had a full tank did I even realize that I had no dash warning lights the tach isn't lighting, and temp and fuel gauges are dead.

    Its gotta be a fuse.
    But is it the fusible link? Tonight, I'm tired, and just not up for chasing it down.

    Anyone who wants to give me a heads up I'd appreciate it.

    If someone tells me to, stand on one foot and hop around in a circle five times while singing "I believe in miracles," and repeat while reversing directions after each set until the HiJet spontaneously starts on its own, or Mr. Good Wrench appears in a cloud of rust to show me the way, I'll probably give it a go until my brain is less whipped.


  4. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Member

    Rest and sleep repaired it.

    After a couple of steaks, and salads, some good wine, watched a repeat of Space Cowboys on late night Ion TV. Amazing how they could stretch that film from two hours into three. I finally turned in about 3:00am. Too many cokes earlier kept me wired until then
    This am, took a walk, came back opened the fuse panel.

    Found a 20amp fuse which the box marks as the heater was blown.
    Replaced it, system came up then blew.
    I disconnected a couple of the wires I had coupled, replaced the fuse.

    Truck started like a champ.

    Now, why is that fuse marked for the heater?:(
    There is one for the engine, a 10 amp and it and all the others were fine.:cool:


  5. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Member

    Fusible Link in S80, 1992.

    Okay. So now I am in the process of repainting the little machine.

    Yesterday I hosed it down between sandings. Or did something else to aggravate its sense of self.
    Today I finish sanding some of my bondo work, and go to move it back so I can wash it one more time.

    The whole thing is as dead as King Tut's Tomb.
    No power. No lights, Nada.

    Came back and read the string on Fusible link, and went looking. Found it.
    My S80 2 wheel drive left hand drive model U.S. has it under passengers seat right behind where their knees would be.

    Hard to get to, but out in the open. Of course I have to pick the afternoon of the hottest most humid day of the year to do this.

    With appropriate wiggling, and implorations to God for a little grace here, it broke.
    Then a little more persistence and it popped out, to elude my grasp and fall down into the engine.
    With a flash light, wondering if I had failed to leave enough in the collection plate this morning I located and retrieved the red 50 amp fuse. It was definitely cooked.

    Pep Boys sells one very similar to the photo, for $2.99/, I bought two. The best way I know to avoid a repair is to have the replacement part on board. That's always the one that doesn't ever go bad again.

    I crammed the thing in, lights came on and the truck was resurrected.

    Its a good thing it didn't happen on May 21st. I'd have really been worried.

    Anyway thanks to the ones who went before for their guidance. It made an unwelcome trial into a relatively easy repair.
    Now back to the paint job.


  6. gromit

    gromit New Member

    Hi Guys, I'm just in process of completely rewiring a hijet, this was to facilitate converting from the duboius 1200cc Piagio diesel engine to the 1300 EFI motor. hence there is very little I have not had to take apart and identify. electically or mechanically. Bitch of a job but looks like I may have some answers to many questions. Seems a shame to have all that info and not share it, so shoot. will help where I can, this forum helped me with a few bits.
  7. 1 albee

    1 albee New Member

    Why did you get rid of the diesel???? My hijet is propane powered but my next choice would be diesel. I dont know much about the disel engines that power the hijet, but have always loved diesel in everything else I have owned
    1993 hijet jumbo
    sacramento, ca.
  8. hi everyone it's been a while :)

    please consider this problem -

    yesterday i took my lifted 4x4 deluxe hijet van down a really bumpy road by accident and then it stalled.

    Turns out the negative battery terminal (i.e. the part that goes on the negative battery post) was loose. So we fixed that but it still didn't start. At this point I still had headlights, stereo etc. but then I pulled the 2 fuses under the drivers' seat (60A main fuse not 50A bc of A/C and 30A fuse for lamp, etc).

    but now when I put them back I get nothing.

    Any ideas are welcome. In a way I'm a noob but I've solved everything in the past few years with your help. Now, I have the electrical diagram for the main circuit and it says there are "fusible links" before these fuses that I pulled. So, should I check these and if so how I can find them?

    thanks everyone
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  9. update - i brought the battery in and my nascar charger said it was at 40%...that should be enough at least for lights yes?
  10. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Member

    You didn't say if it would crank or not?

    if not, is the solenoid clicking?



  11. Hi Nemo, nothing happening at all :S
  12. any help is welcome thanks for asking
  13. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Member

    Go buy a new box of fuses.

    Then pull out each one and replace it with a new one. Label each old one. Use a sheet of paper, tape each old fuse to it and make your note.

    Test it after each fuse is replaced.

    If you find it, you'll have a bad fuse to toss. If not, you'll have replacements when you need them. And you will be pretty sure its not a fuse problem.

    How is your battery's ground to the truck?
    Take it off, clean it up till it shines. Same at truck's terminal.

    Pull the positive terminal. Clean the post shiney clean same for terminal. Reconnect, make sure both are tight.
    Trace positive to its next connection. Take it apart, shine them up and reconnect. Be sure that it's tight.

    Pull the fusible link, go buy two replacements, try one, put the other in the glove box.

    What about the battery? It could be dead.

    I tend to use a sharp pocketknife to clean up contacts. But a piece of medium grit sandpaper works really good.
    Wipe down every wire you can find with a clean cloth, Including battery terminal wires.
    The manufacturer didn't design the wiring bundle to be coated with grease or mud, or dirt and water.

    Old wires leak through the insulation. A little here a little there, and pretty soon the machinery comes to a mysterious halt.

  14. Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo Member

    By the way new good batteries are cheap!

    They not only solve some of these problems, they also eliminate worries over the battery for a couple of years.


  15. Ay Captain I have done some terminal cleaning and fuse checking and will get more fuses for us

    Please pardon my nooblyness what does a fusible link look like :)
  16. Oh yes and my battery is a decent NAPA one I bought less than 2 yrs. ago. My stereo has been testing it but I have a charger as well
  17. Ellyka89

    Ellyka89 New Member

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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  18. OutdoorsNS

    OutdoorsNS Member

    i understand this thread is old, but what exactly happens when this fuse is gone??? I recently fixed my a/c and in the process i found this same fuse, and it was blown, i replaced it and NOTHING seemed to changed? kinda confused me
  19. kegoangoango

    kegoangoango Member

    What was it doing before and what is it doing now? Assuming this fuse has not been by-passed, the truck will not work if it is blown or out, period. The purpose is to save other electrical systems, the wiring and fire. It is possible that whoever owned your truck before didn't know about the fuse, blew it, couldn't fix it and so by-passed it.
  20. Griz

    Griz Member

    My truck was dead electrically and after finding and replacing the main fusible link everything worked.

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