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hankjay
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fusible link

Post by hankjay » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 5:47 pm

I'm having problems with the blower motor and believe either the 30A fuse is blown or I may have a fusible link. Whichever I have been searching for the fuse and the link. I'm almost certain I don't have the 30A fuse, but I may have the fusible link, but cannot find it.
Can any of you dear readers point me in the right direction.
thanks Hank

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Re: fusible link

Post by 420 SE » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 7:16 pm

From memory (without going outside to look) the strip fuse is located in the fuse box - you cannot miss it.
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Re: fusible link

Post by hankjay » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 7:28 pm

Ross - I'm almost sure that I have a fusible link and not one of the big fuses, as I have looked at all the places I was told it could be. Just had a look at the car and its also not at the place you pointed at.
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Re: fusible link

Post by 420 SE » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 7:36 pm

what year and designation is your car?
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Re: fusible link

Post by hankjay » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 10:09 pm

Ours is a 1982 380SEL.
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Re: fusible link

Post by 420 SE » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 10:12 pm

I put a link to an on-line cpoy of the service manual (which is still there at the moment) up as 'a useful 126 link' on these pages.

It has the electrical schematics in it - you should have a look at them.
Ross
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Re: fusible link

Post by CraigB » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 12:01 am

This is an old thread but I have the answer for an Oz delivered 1989 560SEL. I too followed all the locations i found in US manual, other threads and still couldn't find it. After swapping in another fan motor and 'porcupine' controller..... then cart before the horse .... checking wiring diagram and working out that the three pin plug has power coming straight from fuse 'f15' to pin 2 and fuse 5 comes via switch with power to pin 3 (from memory now of the diagram i looked at today and don't want to go and recheck) and i just had power to 3. So I now thought there must be one of these fusible links somewhere. I found it not mounted anywhere but in a bundle of wires at the side of the fusebox bundled altogether with an original benz cable tie. It might sound dodgy but it all looks original. Anyway, sure enough it was blown, pressed it together enough that i got it to run. Now just to find a 30amp fusible link without waiting for it to come from OS. Taking a suggestion from another post i think i will run 2 wires of 15amp household wire if i can still find some, just to see if it blows again and that is the problem - rather than get one in and then just blow it again! The motor felt a little tight and loosened up with lubricant, so hopefully that is it. Brushes look like plenty of meat on them.
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Re: fusible link

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 3:06 pm

Pedant's hat on. :snooty:

The word fuse in electrical engineering terms is the diminutive or short form of the term "fusible link"

Any fuse is a fusible link.

The issue here is that a remote fuse holder i.e. external to the main fuse box or fuse terminals has been probably mistranslated from German.

Having worked for many years for a Scandinavian company who had thousands of technical electrical manual translations into English from the original Swedish, it's easy to see how these errors are made.
I can attest that the company had people whose job it was to translate Swedish terms into English electrical terms with the help of a Berlitz style translation book. Many of the technical manuals were no more than incomprehensible English gibberish.

Then there's the idiots who try to prove something.
During the seventies the French government had a policy of trying to eliminate English words from the everyday vocabulary. They run into stiff opposition. After all a hamburger is a hamburger in anyone's language.

Then there's the Asian debate.
Indonesian and Malay Bahasa (Language) is almost identical. The Malaysian government was keen to eliminate foreign words and terms from the language.
The word for helicopter in Indonesia is.......helicopter.
The term for helicopter in Malaysia was "Persawat terbang dengan kipas atas" Which translates to "Flying machine with a fan on top."
Popular resistance to this set of ridiculous language rules soon overwhelmed the government program.

So. The proper term for that fuse in the W126 would probably should be "Remote fuse holder".
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