Help! Just blown a fuse.

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  1. 1Oll

    1Oll Read Only Funster

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    I have just done a silly thing and blown a fuse connected to my habitation area two pin sockets in my 1995 Autosleeper Amethyst, it's on the Mk5 Transit chassis.
    I was using a faulty? cycle tyre pump plugged into the two pin habitation socket.

    It was the two pin socket to the right of the fridge. Power has also been lost to the other socket diagonally opposite behind the drivers seat.
    I've checked all the fuses I can find.
    I CAN'T FIND THE BLOWN FUSE!
    In the Autosleeper Manual it just says 'Replace the fuse'.
    Anyone any ideas of the socket fuse position?
    Added:Everything else appears to be working.
    I have also sent this question to Mark at Autosleeper.
    Regards Brian in Sunny Macclesfield.
     
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    Hi Brian
    It might not help but I lost 12v on my last MH it was on a Fiat, but it was a 20v fuse on the leisure battery. Might be a similar thing . Pete
     
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    Everything else is working!

    Thanks for the reply but everything else is working excepth the two sockets.
    Regards Brian
     
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    rather than visually inspecting the fuses try changing them in turn with a known good fuse.....pull one (15a/20a) out of a good circuit and try that one in the others.
    if that works, put it back and replace the blown one with the correct rated fuse.


    cheap blade fuses can blow yet still look ok or even melt without blowing :Eeek:.
    had the same problem with various fuses, both on the van and car, until i bought good quality ones.
     
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    Will check with meter .

    Fuses were just visually inspected. Tomorrow morning I will get my meter out and check them again. There only appears to be three habitational fuses in glove locker and one very small one over door. My main post was to establish if there were any more.
     
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    three doesnt sound enough to me.

    lights
    12v sockets
    charger
    fridge PCB
    cooker ignition (if not battery powered)
    boiler PCB
    heater blower fan
    water pump
    etc

    very unlikely it will be in the cab area so there must be another fuse box somewhere.
    the ones in the glove box may be the split charge relay and 12v fridge (engine running) fuses

    may be somewhere obscure....under wardrobe floor etc
     
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    Thanks Sorted.

    Must have been tired last night. I was looking BEHIND the control panel for the Fuse and of course it was actually in the front of the panel behind a plastic cover. Thanks go to the Funsters who responded. Had looked at the fuses about a year ago and forgotten! Must be my age. Again a one minute call to the great staff at Autosleeper and it's sorted. I will never forget the fuse position again.


    What Fuse?

    Brian in Sunny Macclesfield.
     
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    result !!!!

    frustration make a great engraving tool on your memory :Wink::Laughing:
     
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