In diagnosing my problem with my flashers and turn signals, I found an
in-line fuse under the dash on the left side close to the "flasher" unit
(the canister looking things, I'm assuming they are the relays). There
was a 20 amp blown fuse there, and when I put a new fuse in, it instantly
blew with a little blue flash!
Does this mean I have a direct short on this circuit? Probably a dumb
question, but I'll see what electrical troubleshooting tips come back from
the collective wisdom...
On a separate issue, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS wear protective eye goggles when
bleeding your brakes! I learned this the hard way last week when I had a
buddy pumping the pedal while I bled the front calipers. My hose on the
bleed screw came loose as he was pushing the pedal down and I got a high
pressure shot of brake fluid directly in my eyes! It was one in a
thousand chance that it would squirt exactly towards my eyes, and as
Murphy's Law requires, it did. After 20 minutes in the shower flushing my
eyes with water and 2 calls to the poison hotline, the burning subsided
and I sustained no serious damage. I point out my own stupidity here in
the hopes of preventing others from repeating my mistake!
Ken Pearce, '68-2000