GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Fusible Links



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Fig. Fig. 1: Fusible links may be repaired by soldering a new link into the wire

In addition to fuses, the wiring harness incorporates fusible links to protect the wiring. Fusible links are sections of wire, with special insulation, designed to melt under electrical overload. There are four different gauge sizes used. The links are marked on the insulation with the wire gauge size because of the heavy insulation which makes the link appear a heavier gauge than it actually is. Whenever it is necessary to splice a new wire in always bond the splice with rosin core solder then cover with electrical tape. Using acid core solder may cause corrosion. Tape and seal all splices with silicone to weatherproof repairs.