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    Can I use Nissan fusible links in the Opel? Mine near the starter has shorted out.

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    A fusible link doesn't care what brand of car it's used on. The key is to size it correctly.

    I did a quick google and found the table on this page that shows how to size them:

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    Yup, just use two sizes in gauge smaller. Napa and other stores will have these new, Napa can get it but the roll as well if you plan on replacing several
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    Diagram show location of three fusible link wires on Opel GT:
    1. Starter - 14 GA fusible link
    2. Alternator - 14 GA fusible link
    3. Stock voltage regulator - 16 GA fusible link to D+ current sense wire.

    http://www.opelgt.com/forums/1a-star...tml#post236537
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip View Post
    Can I use Nissan fusible links in the Opel? Mine near the starter has shorted out.
    Shorted or open (burned)? There is really no such thing as a shorted fusible link unless you bypass it with a solid wire of a heavier gauge, and even then I don't think it would be considered shorted.
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    This looks like a good thread to ask this question:

    What various conditions or screw ups would cause a fusible link to blow?



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    This looks like a good thread to ask this question:

    What various conditions or screw ups would cause a fusible link to blow?


    No different than any fuse or breaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    This looks like a good thread to ask this question:

    What various conditions or screw ups would cause a fusible link to blow?


    Fusible links burn open when there a dead short to Ground.... Most times the fusible link burns open by the starter is usually when the Head Lighting circuit has a dead short to ground.. as there no fuse there to protect
    Fusible link protects the fuse box from dead short to ground JMHO
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    I was asking partly for my own knowledge and partly to act as a guide for this fella.

    As in, "Hey, I just bought an Opel and it's got a blown fusible link. Before I fix it and turn the key, I'm curious as to why it was blown in the first place? What things should I check?"




    Hmmmm.....headlights can blow the link. Dude, you need to check your headlight wiring right NOW. The wiring MUST be replaced from the radiator to the headlights due to a bad choice of wire used by Opel there. The insulation turned to dust after just 10-15 years causing the always live headlight wiring with no fuse to short out and set the car on fire or melt all the wiring. This is the first thing that all new GTers MUST verify!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by hrcollinsjr; 2 Weeks Ago at 10:35 AM. Reason: Substituted "insulation" for "housing"

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    If B+ is shorted to ground..popped fuse link.
    If B- is shorted to ground the headlamps will glow without a command.

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