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The blower motor, turn signals and convertable top motor went out simultaneously on my '88 GT. I'm thinking fusable link at the starter solenoid, but which one and how do i go about testing it?

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These circuits are mostly in a row in the fuse box. Maybe the wire feeding that row has burned out. Recommend you access the back of the fuse box to see if you have power to those fuses.

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