85 Mk3 Escort Fuse Board
Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:46 PM
I just wondered if anybody ever had any issues with the underbonnet fuse board on a MK3 Escort and if so do you know how to remove it for inspection? trying to restore an 85 mk3 XR3I that has been stored outside for 12 years, and there's no power to the board but hot wired it to ignition and it cranked, so we suspect it has gone down.
Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:08 PM
Its hard as there is not a lot of play in the wires.
Can get pictures of mine in the next couple days so you can see the connections if you like?
Mind you this picture is the entire loom from a Mk3 1.1
Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:11 PM
Fortunately I didn't experience the problem which was due to damp getting at the board and the terminals.
Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:13 PM
Yeah that would be great if you could, we have got the fuseboard up now but there's the huge loom attached to it undermeath but we cannot see how the loom detaches from the board to release it, is there a main multiplug underneath the dash that the main loom fixes to?
Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:04 PM
It doesn't come away.
I know it sounds drastic but the easiest thing to do is to remove the dashboard, (20 min job Max) and then you will have enough slack to move it.
Here's some pictures
This is the fusebox from my 1.1 Mk3
As you can see there is no connectors from underneath. The whole loom for the dash and rear come up through the hole.
This is as much as we could pull through on my Mk3 1986 XR3i Cabriolet when i was doing the inner and outer wing
I hope this helps
Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:17 PM
Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:42 PM
On the Cabby nothing was touched.
On the 1.1 it has been totally removed as i am putting a 1800 zetec engine in there so will be using the loom from the zetec. Its gonna be a track car so not a lot is going back in lol.
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