Unfortunately the ammeter serves as a fuse for the entire car if a surge
takes place and wipes the ammeter out.
You'll need to replace it with a another one as I really don't think it can
There must be a short somewhere - a big short. I don't recommend replacing
the ammeter until you find the short. Use a fuse holder and 30 amp fuse in
place of the ammeter until you find out the cause.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Dave Freed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Datsun List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 3:43 PM
Subject: Problem Ammeter
> I have a '66 Datsun 1600 and the Ammeter is killing the electrics. Has
anyone disassembled one? The screws on the back only loosen the needle from
the cup, not open the guage. The wires are probably shorting out but I
don't want to "break" it open.
> Pat & Dave Freed
> Rutherford, NJ
> '66 Datsun 1600-01861 - only 8700 original miles
> '69 Datsun 2000-14172 - numerous comp parts
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