Question about Lancia Beta
I drove the car into the garage ,I sat inside trying all the switches,got out opened the bonnet looked at the fuse box , saw the fuses are corroded,I took electric spray and sprayed the fuses,checked a few things ,touched a few wires.the following morning it would not start any more , i checked around and a fuse blown number 6 on the left , I replaced it ,but as soon as I switch the. Ignition on it blows again , I need to know what that fuse is for as I haven't got a manual.
Posted by Anonymous on
What year and model is your beta? You can download wiring diagrams from the Lancisti site.
Posted on Feb 21, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Automobile electrical problem
I hate to say it but GM "W" bodies of that time period ( Regal, Cutlass Supreme, Lumina, and Grand Prix) are notorious for turn signal problems. I'm a machanic and also have owned 3 W body vehicles. The pivot bushing in the switch wears prematurely and in turn causes the copper contacts to barely touch each other. If the contacts are dirty, there is resistance. Where there is resistance, there is heat, hence the smoke. It's just a poor design. What I do instead of replacing the switch requires some time and some surgical skill but it always works for me. At the pivot end of the switch, I remove the screw and remove the metal tube insert. I wrap the metal with electrical tape to take up the slack from the wear then grease the heck out of it. At the contact end I attach a piece of sheet metal to the bottom of the movable part of the switch so it sits underneath the non-moveable part making it so the moveable part can't lift up and lose contact. That's just a vague description but if you want a detailed one let me know and I'll write one. I did it to my '89 Regal 4 yrs. ago and to my wife's Grand Prix 1 yr. ago and they both still work great. Just a design flaw in the switch. Sometimes you have to pick up wher the car companies left off! beest921
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
ON the fuse box cover.
IS there a especification for the funtion of the fuse. or the number of the location of the fuse.
If you can give me, I can try help you. as more I can.
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Posted on Jul 24, 2008
A fuse that is consistently blowing is telling you that there is a short in that system. Don't attempt to bridge it or use a larger amp fuse or you will have a major problem. You will need to start tracing wiring to destinations to find the short. If while moving harnesses around problem ceases to exist, look at nearby items where you are working and try to locate what was grounding. Sometimes people will stop if short disappears, leaving open the possibility of it happening again.
If you are not comfortable working with wiring, then leave it to professionals who do this every day. It's not really difficult but requires patience and a good bit of knowledge to do this right!
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Yes I had the same problem. The wires that plug into the sensor at the catatytic converter were rubbing against the drive shaft untill they finally wore through causing the short against drive shaft. repaired wires and it fixed everything
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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