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Old 06-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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What does the fuse look like!!??

In my 1997 Beaver Monterey electrical bay I am looking for a fuse for my brake light. All I can see are wires that go a metal bar. Are the fuses those little black square things? I am use to your basis spade fuses I guess. Thanks
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your brake light fuse most likely is under the dash on the drivers side.
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There are many fuse designs, The most common used in Automotive today is a "Blade fuse" a flat piece of plastic, usually with a number printed upon it Fuse (automotive) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I linked to an article with a lot of info on them. .Including photos.

In addition some vehicles are big on Circuit Breakers, These are a bit "Thicker" and are often black, They replace fuses and in at least one of my fuse blocks about half the fuses are breakers,, and black.
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your brake light fuse most likely is under the dash on the drivers side.
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If dorfboyzz '97 Beaver is like my '96 Safari, (which it probably is since they were both built by SMC on a Magnum Chassis, also built by SMC), the only fuses "under the dash on the drivers side" are 2 inline fuses... (1 for the dash radio and 1 for the dash radio memory).

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I'm sorry but I don't know where the brake light fuse is or what it looks like.
However, because the brake light switch is on the master cylinder under the floor, below the drivers seat, you may be able to follow the wire from the brake light switch to the fuse.

Also Safarifriends: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Safarifriends/info may be helpful to you with an answer to that, and other questions about your Beaver.

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Old 06-19-2014, 08:37 AM   #5
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Brake Fuse

No fuse. The lights are protected by a relay. In my 2000 SMC the relay is in the chassis 12v box under the drivers window. My brake relay is the bottom one in the lower right corner, It should have 2 inputs - one for the pedal and one for the exhaust brake input. Be sure to label all wires when you disconnect. This is a standard 12v dual relay, available at auto parts stores.

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No fuse. The lights are protected by a relay. In my 2000 SMC the relay is in the chassis 12v box under the drivers window. My brake relay is the bottom one in the lower right corner, It should have 2 inputs - one for the pedal and one for the exhaust brake input. Be sure to label all wires when you disconnect. This is a standard 12v dual relay, available at auto parts stores.
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I believe rpk is talking about small, (1"cube) relays like this:





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In my 1997 Beaver Monterey electrical bay I am looking for a fuse for my brake light.
My Safari has a number of 12V circuit breakers like this, in the front run bay, (on the firewall behind the hood door).
One of those might protect the brake light circuit on your Beaver.

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Thanks

Just arrived at my destination today. Time to find the problem. Thanks for all your input. Hopefully, it will be an easy fix. Thanks again.
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Note that a relay doesn't "protect" anything - it's just a remote controlled switch. The protection will still be a fuse or circuit breaker in the power wire that feeds into the relay.
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