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RANT: Electrical Fire in My New Blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by firefighter184, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Freakin wiring harness was sitting on top of the block between the intake manifold and the heads, melted some wires and smoked like crazy. Now it wont even turn over. Still have power to lights, blinkers, gauges, windows, everything but the motor. Fookin angry. Just got this huk o' crap two weeks ago. WTF? Bad luck? Bad Karma? I love my Blazers, won't ever own anything but a Blazer, but MAN, they can really push my "Kill something, FAST" button. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Probably a burned up fusible link from the short...sorry to hear it.

    I had a meltdown behind the dash last year, managed to pull over and disconnect the battery before it went up in flames. It took me about 11 hours to remove all the melted crap and put in a new under dash harness...all on the first day of my 'vacation'./forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Turns out the fuse box was damaged and when the tail light circuit got a dead short the fuse wouldn't blow, then stuff behind the dash started to melt and smoke.


    Rene
     
  3. big pappa b

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    Maybe it was testing your firefighting skills /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif j/k
     
  4. firefighter184

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    Luckily, my firefighting skills were in top shape! I took my leather glove and beat out the flames with it. No fire can withstand the onslaught of my might... Didn't wanna user a dry chem extinguisher if I didn't have to. Just in case all of you out there in Blazerland didn't know, the chemicals in a dry chem extinguisher are extremely corrosive to electronics and metals. If you can avoid using them (like only if your truck is going to be a total loss) do.
     
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    I sucks even more it you have to call your own Dept. Unfortunetly I know. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I've had my own department extricate my wife and I from a wrecked Honda Civic. Better them than some of the hacks around here. Actually, the guys from the firehouse towed the Blazer back to the station with our brush rig. Only problem with that is that now the general public is going to think we are a freakin tow service. They already think we change diapers and offer a taxi service for outpatient medical care... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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