Inhibitor switch - help!

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:22
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Hi all

Was trying to parallel a set of rear lights to the dual battery and to the reverse line on the GUIII and guess what....

Inadvertaently connetced both the feed from the dual battery to the reverse light cable...now the car wont start...

i am guessing I have blown the inibitor switch by sending 12V 20 amp up the line instead of down...

Anyone help?

I am hard to change?

Zach
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Reply By: Brian - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:27

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:27
Zach,

have you checked the fuse for the reversing lights?

Brian
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Reply By: GUIII Ringwood - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:32

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:32
Hi brian

All fuses intact as are all relays.....

Buggered me!

Sorry ...toyota speak....blew me down (polite way of saying it bleep ted me!)

Z
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:50

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:50
Zach,

just spoke to a mate, who has had a similar problem. He is going to post a reply shortly.

Brian
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Follow Up By: Bob on Patrol - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:53

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:53
Zach,

Have you checked all of your fuses? I had a problem with my patrol that it would not start and it also had the NRMA road service technician baffled until we discovered that the fuse for the auto transmission had blown. We did not even know this fuse existed until the NRMA tested all fuses in the fuse panel.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 22:18

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 22:18
Hi Gu,

Never try charge through the trailer plug.

Fit an Anderson plug and its own earth wire etc.

The reverse signal is also a (+) the reverse lights should have come on but no real damage. Check your fuses with a multimeter or test lamp. Don't rely on eye inspection.

What are the other symptions.

Does it crank, do the reverse / stop lights work.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: tex1972 - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 22:49

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 22:49
had a bloke at work hooked his jumper leads up wrong on a cruiser and had the same no start problem it was a blown fuse on the igntion circuit if my memory serves me correctly
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Reply By: GUIII Ringwood - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 09:11

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 09:11
Have checked all fuses and looks fine. Stop lights work Reverse light doesn't as vehicle wont start...are there any in line fuses I should know about or is it all in the fuse panel?

Anyone know where the inhibitor switch is located?...it really is the only thing that can be blown as the fuses all look fine.

Any other ideas?
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Follow Up By: Star Bug - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 00:43

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 00:43
Ok
Your reverse lights are fed from a 7.5A fuse (12)
This is fed from the inition relay
which is fed by an 80A fusable link (F)
which is fed from a 100a fusable link (B)
and then onto the battery

If you have blown either of the links you will have no ignition.

A lot of the fusable links are located in the fuse/relay boxes in the engine bay. The F links look like a 10mm x 10mm square fuse.

Hope this helps
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:09

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:09
Problems with the reversing light circuit won't stop your vehicle from starting.
You have two problems is my guess.

Have you checked for and tested the fusable link, common in most cars.

As far as your reversing light circuit goes, you may have "cooked" a wire, or connection joint.

Before you do any other damage, take it to an Auto Electrician matey.
Bill


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