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Tonight's mystery quiz is....While rooting about under the dash of my 91 S4, I found this 20 amp fuse spliced into wires adjacent to the fuse panel. See photo below. The big mess of wires at the bottom is the backside of the fuse panel which as been taken out of its bracket and laid on the floor. The fuse is in a wire that goes into a bundle of other wires that leads into the fuse panel; in the other direction the wires go into a bundle that lead up under the dash. Does anybody know what this fuse is for? (Preliminary research has ruled out any relation to the flux capacitor or the antimatter field.) Grazie. David
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Need a bigger picture please, or at least one with more color definition as all I see is white




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Photo is reposted. THanks for the heads-up, Tifosi. DH

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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I think the operative clue here is the color of the wires and "spliced in."
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Actually, RedSpider, the fuse holder looks like it was installed very well -- it looks for all the world like it went in with all the rest of the wiring. The wires leading out of the fuse holder become well integrated into the wiring bundles. That is what makes me wonder if it is original equipment. I know of no additional equipment on the car, and none of the repair records the PO gave me indicate that anything was added to the stock equipment. Well, I guess I could pull the fuse and see what happens. D.

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Maybe A/C?
Try pulling the fuse and see what comes to a stop.

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Antimatter has no field-rather a complete absence of a field-gravity is the manifestation of space and time/mass and energy...anti-would be just the opposite. If you can control gravity-you can control time...
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I am also trying to figure it out. Rewiring my 91 and have the exact fuse your talking about. Has to be original.

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i have the same thing in my '84' spider, i think its for the a/c..took mine out
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That's what the A/C fuse looks like in the '88.

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Found the answer

It is for the A/C. Here is a very simple sketch.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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And here it appears on the shop manual's wiring diagram for the a/c. Look right in the center of the a/c schematic and there it is. Thanks to everyone. This board is the surest cure for Alfa bewilderment. Really!
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