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Fusable Link Two times in the past 6 months I have had the link blow on me. When the link blows the instrument panel goes blank and the engine shuts off but the headlights, power windows/locks, power seats and horn still work properly. It seems that everything electrical on the car works except anything tied to the ignition. However, if the key is inserted into the ignition, you can operate the windows yet the radio does not along with the starter. Not even a click.

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  • hipbroomdadd May 14, 2009

    I am unsure of the proper color code of the fusible link.

  • hipbroomdadd May 14, 2009

    Thanks for the input.

  • dave newton Aug 13, 2012

    I had the same problem with my 1999 legacy 2.5 dohc. searched for the short all day long. After replacing the alternator, I proceeded to find that it was the battery. Very angry, I figured it out. The battery shorted internally, in the process it drew a bunch of amps from the alternator, hence loading it beyond capacity. Therefore it blew. New battery in and no more melted fusable link. The fusable kink is the protection for the alternator. But don't expect your manual to tell you that. Hope this was helpful. Good luck!



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When a fusable link burns, it is an indication of a dead short to ground. With that said you have to find the short to repair the problem. This can be tedious and time consuming. A wiring diagram for that circut will be an asset. Wish you success in finding the problem. PS Has the radio been replaced lately? I will check back on the 14th.

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