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Battery problem peugeot partner 170C 1.9D (year 1999). Problem in the 80Amp Maxi fuse circuit. With a 12v lamp connected in series between the minus pole of the battery and the negative cable, then burns the lamp. The lamp goes out, if I remove the 80amp maxi fuse. Does anyone have the wiring diagram for this fuse, or any idea what the problem may be. best Regards

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HI< The maxi fuses, for a Cadillac deville.
are located Left side of engine compartment, forward of strut mount. Just remove the black cover completly, if you remove the small tap only will find mini fuses, but if you remove completly all the cover you will see the maxi fuses.

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Sounds like either the battery leads are on the wrong way round, or the starter main cable is touching something and shorting to earth. Retrace your steps and check your connection locations.
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Take a voltmeter.
remove the connection pin of alternator and check the voltage while engine runs. If in idle running its below 12 volts then there is a short circuit within alternator coil. Replace your alternator.
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SOURCE: 1998 FORD CONTOURWhere do you find the Maxi Fuse

Hey Willy..The maxi fuse is located under the coil pack. Remove the four screws (9/32" socket) and look about 8" below where the coil pack was sitting. You may have to remove one of the spark plug wires to be able to move the coil pack out of the way. The maxi fuse looks like a box about one inch wide and four inches long with a red battery type wire coming out of each end. With a multimeter set on continuity check for continuity on each end of the "box" by touching both wire ends with the probes. If there is continuity the fuse is good if there is no continuity then your altenator may be shot. Go to a parts dealer or equivilant and have your altenator tested before you try to remove/replace it. Hope this helps..WF

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