CBC Opens H An Open circuit is were there is no connection. I usually refer to this as (cut copper) because nothing can get through. Can happen on positive or the ground side of the circuit. A broken wire, blown fuse or a switch in the off position can cause this.
CBC High Resistance H Connections not touching properly Could be loose or paint not cleaned off or a build up of corrosion. (green copper) This could cause a light to be dim or a blower motor to be slower then normal.
CBC High Resistance Corrosion, paint or a loose connection will not allow all the electricity thru the connection. 12.6 volts 8.2 volts You lose voltage going through every connections
CBC Short to ground H A short to Ground Means that we have a path to ground before the load. This will cause extra current to flow and will burn out the fuse or blow the circuit breaker. (copper to steel) H The only time this is not true is when the short is the control side of a relay. Then for example on a horn circuit, the horn will sound.
CBC Short to ground Wire touch or rubbing up against the wire causing a fuse to blow and the light not going on.
CBC Shorted H Another form of short to ground is a relay or motor that is shorted. Take a look at the relay if a wire connects between 85 and 86 bypassing the load it will blow the fuse.
CBC Short to voltage H A short to voltage usually happens when two wires of different circuits come together and touch. For example a taillight and a brake light wires could be touching and the brake light would be on whenever the lights are on. (copper to copper)
CBC Short to voltage Light switch is off but light is still on because a hot wire is touching the wire and feeding 12 volts of electricity to the wire.
CBC Ceramic Fuses Ceramic Fuses many times called GBC Fuses used in Older European cars VW Beetle, BMW etc.
CBC Maxi-fuses H Combination blade / cartridge H Protects main circuits H Safer than fusible link H Cover fewer circuits than a fusible link H In Power Distribution box
CBC Cartridge Fuses Male Pal fuses FLM Male Female Pal fuses FLF Female Bolt on Pal Fuses Bolts into Fuse box Also called Cartridge Fuses
CBC New Circuits H What size of fuse should I install? ?
CBC Add A Circuit Fuse Holder Tap ATC Add-A-Circuit Fuse Holders This ingenious device allows quick and easy installation of additional 12V accessories without the need for splicing. Plugs into an existing fuse holder. Protects original circuit and provides a wire lead for the new circuit. Thanks to The Repair Connector Store http://www.repairconnector.com/
CBC TESTING CIRCUIT PROTECTION DEVICES H Must inspect closely H Type of failure determines cause H Best to use DVOM H Do not overload circuit by installing to large of fuse or tin foil H Connections must be tight H Do not use un-fused jumper wire
CBC TESTING FUSES H Best to use DVOM, Test light can be used H Power must be flowing to test H Some Fuses are hot all the time H To check the others the H Key must be on H Lights must be on H And some cars it must be running to check some fuses like the charging fuse.
CBC TESTING FUSES H Must check each side of the fuse. H Must have power on both sides. H If neither side has power you need to find out why? Turn on key! Turn on Lights! Turn on dash light controls! Turn on engine! Etc H If only one side has power you have a Blown fuse replace with the same size.
CBC Replacing Circuit Protection H Fuses – if it blows you must replace it. H Fusible Links – if it blows cut out and replace with same size and length of wire. H Circuit breakers – if it trips it should reset.