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Published 2007

Amp Meter Problems

Did you know your ammeter acts as a fusible link? Either you inherited the roadster with this problem or you neglected to disconnect the battery before doing any electrical trouble shooting. Whoa! Where is that smoke coming from and what is that smell? Is your roadster completely DEAD? No lights, no starter, no nothing! Well before you order up that brand new wiring harness at considerable expense, you should know the ammeter is the weakest link in the wiring setup. It can and will act as a fuse in a the right circumstance. Replace the ammeter first and chances are your electrical mystery will be solved. There has been some discussion that the later models were fused, but I have no first hand knowledge of this. I thought the ammeters were all direct wired but I will have to find a later car to look at to make sure.