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Old 04-13-2008, 07:38 AM
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Hi All

I've recently repaired the wipers on my 78 Corvette and in discussing this with some UK freinds a question has arisen re the fuse box on their cars. The picture is from one of theirs. It's not like the one in my car, (which is as the pictures in the 78 Electrical Trouble-shooting Manual)so I'm wondering if they actually have 79s!

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Old 04-13-2008, 09:20 AM
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Here's the fuse panel in our 79,

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Old 04-13-2008, 12:23 PM
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78 was the last year for the glass "littlefuses". 79 and newer had the plastic spade fuses like in your picture.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:44 PM
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Glass Act and KappsSA

Thanks for that. You can tell I'm a '78 man though and though.... never come across this before!:o

I'll pass that info on.

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where is the fuse box located on the 78?
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Originally Posted by V-Rod View Post
where is the fuse box located on the 78?
Left of the steering column...where your head won't fit....





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Old 04-14-2008, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rihwoods View Post
Left of the steering column...where your head won't fit....
How refreshing to see that the 17 miles of haphazard wiring round the fusebox in my '78 looks just like everyone elses Perhaps the 32 miles of apparently superfluous wires stuffed under the centre consol is normal too
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen Irons View Post
How refreshing to see that the 17 miles of haphazard wiring round the fusebox in my '78 looks just like everyone elses Perhaps the 32 miles of apparently superfluous wires stuffed under the centre consol is normal too
Hey, that looks just like my mess. By the way, the insert into the wiper fuse switch is not a bubba, that is correct for the 78.

By the way Rich - you have the same issue with the brown inline fuse holder that I have, if you notice, one of the hot leads is exposed and sticking out of the fuse holder (at the top).
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Hey i have a 79 and i was just wondering which of the fuses is for the windshield wipers? My windshield wipers dont work so i figured id check the fuse before going through any motor replacements. Thanks
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I ran across this while searching for a retrofit blade type fuse center for my '78 other than those universal aftermarket types. Guess I never stuck my head under the dash of a '79, as I was not aware the blade type fuse panel had apparently become adopted as early as that year. My question is, has anyone retrofitted a '78 with this?

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Originally Posted by Sweetaction View Post
Hey i have a 79 and i was just wondering which of the fuses is for the windshield wipers? My windshield wipers dont work so i figured id check the fuse before going through any motor replacements. Thanks
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Uh...The yellow 25 that says wiper ?...There is also a relay under the console , under the radio that might be your gremlin if the fuse isn't the issue...
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Originally Posted by jeff79' View Post
Uh...The yellow 25 that says wiper ?...There is also a relay under the console , under the radio that might be your gremlin if the fuse isn't the issue...
I'm guessing, based on the plethora of posts and issues with wipers, that this is a common issue? I too have relegated myself to the endless....sleepless....grief filled nights of checking fuses, wiring diagrams, plugging and unplugging connections...scouring the internet...testing ground and hot wires....wondering "what the hell is THIS wire for??"....and of course brushing up on my sordid "non-kid-friendly" wiring vocabulary. And of course chasing wires off into the never-never, where you can't see where they go...what they do....or why THIS one is unplugged?! Oooh! Oooh! And let us not forget the fuse blocks that apparently had the words written on them with crayon or some other non-time friendly substance. Actually, I think crayon would have lasted longer!

Wiring will be the death of me, I swear.

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