A fusible link is a protective device used in an electrical circuit. When the current increases beyond a certain amperage, the fusible metal of the wire link will melt, thus breaking the electrical circuit and preventing further damage to any other components or wiring. Whenever a fusible link is melted because of a short circuit, correct the cause before installing a new one. Most models have four fusible links.
REPLACING FUSIBLE LINKS
- Disconnect both battery cables. If the link is connected to the junction block or starter solenoid, disconnect it.
- Cut the wiring harness right behind the link connector(s) and remove.
- Strip the insulation off the harness wire back 1 / 2 ".
- Position the clip around the new link and wiring harness or new connector and crimp it securely. Then, solder the connection, using rosin core solder and sufficient heat to guarantee a good connection. Repeat for the remaining connection.
- Tape all exposed wiring with electrical tape. Where necessary, connect the link to the junction block or started solenoid. Reconnect battery.