Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

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Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Post by simmit » Thu May 17, 2018 11:18 am

According to Peter's excellent wiring diagram there is a 35A fuse to the horns. Where is it?

Main fuse box and an auxiliary fuse box (both in passenger side foot-well) are not marked for horns so can anyone suggest where I might look.
Incidentally, the auxiliary box has been marked up by previous owner to indicate one fuse for "CDL", Any ideas what CDL might be?



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Post by simmit » Thu May 17, 2018 12:03 pm

Found it!
If anyone's interested it's the "Battery Control" fuse in main fuse box.
Just what "Battery Control" signifies I have no idea but clearly it serves several circuits as the clock is now also working (one more job sorted, albeit accidentally).



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Post by Ian Lock » Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 pm

Hi if it's a se6a then it is no 3 ( supply ) 35A & no 4 out ( second pair in from seat end ) to Horn , Interior Light , Cig. Lighter , Time Clock , ( fed from cig lighter supply ) & Bonnet Light ,



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Post by Tinker man » Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi, glad you got sorted.

as far as CDL goes i would hazard a guess at central door locking? unless there is another fuse for that?

cheers, Ian.


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Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Post by simmit » Thu May 17, 2018 12:25 pm

Ian Lock wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Hi if it's a se6a then it is no 3 ( supply ) 35A & no 4 out ( second pair in from seat end ) to Horn , Interior Light , Cig. Lighter , Time Clock , ( fed from cig lighter supply ) & Bonnet Light ,
Thanks Ian. It's MB not 6a but perhaps there is some commonality. The MB electrics are a mystery to me. There is a main relay bank but nonetheless I find other relays in all sorts of places and no indication what they are for. To find out what each does seems case of waiting for something to fail then go searching. Would be nice if someone has sussed out position and function of relays and let the rest of us know.



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Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Post by simmit » Thu May 17, 2018 12:31 pm

Tinker man wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Hi, glad you got sorted.

as far as CDL goes i would hazard a guess at central door locking? unless there is another fuse for that?

cheers, Ian.
Yes, that's it! My addled brain had forgotten I removed that fuse some time ago. An unnecessary feature that serves only to flatten the battery.



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Post by Ian Lock » Thu May 17, 2018 12:33 pm

If the auxiliary fuse box has been put in as a after market box perhaps CDL could stand for compact disc live .



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Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Post by peter freeman » Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Easiest way to identify the fuses is to look at the colours of the wires connected to them - that goes for all Scimitars not just the MB. Behind the MB air duct in the passenger foot well there are a row of fuses - one of those is for the central locking - I have also taken the fuse out as the central locking stays live and does flatten the battery within a few days.



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Post by drcdb15 » Thu May 17, 2018 3:43 pm

I notice on the wiring diagrams for the three wheelers too the main fuses are labelled 'Battery control' and 'Ignition control' according to what is the power in source.


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