Reverse light ignition fuse blown.

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Reverse light ignition fuse blown.

Post by boosted » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:57 pm

Interesting 1 that not on my list of known rx8 problems.
Mate on MRC.
Rang me up...reversed up his mates slopey drive...car cut out dead no dash lights...

Found 15a ignition fuse blown.replaced all good but blews everytime going into reverse...

Looking at drawings the reverse lights ( back up ) as per drawings are fused from ignition 15a only...naughty mazda wouldve been better fed from tail fuse or a seperate fuse all together....1 to remember if your stranded after reversing...
We presume water in tail lights has shorted out. Took me ages on drawings to find as looking for reverse lights but mazda call them back up lights..Image

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Re: Reverse light ignition fuse blown.

Post by boosted » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:14 pm

Adding to this ive remembered Stu (lemons). Engine loom gearbox bit...the long tail with rear 02 nuetral and reverse plugs where melted as hanging down blowing fuses.
Ive told the owner on mrc to check this cable too...and interestingly a Tim car too...Tims needs to buy some cable ties lol.

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Re: Reverse light ignition fuse blown.

Post by Lemon » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:46 pm

boosted wrote:Adding to this ive remembered Stu (lemons). Engine loom gearbox bit...the long tail with rear 02 nuetral and reverse plugs where melted as hanging down blowing fuses.
Ive told the owner on mrc to check this cable too...and interestingly a Tim car too...Tims needs to buy some cable ties lol.

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Have they been posting about it on Facebook too? Just said about O2 sensor wiring to someone blowing ign fuses.

I need to visit Merlin this summer and buy some heat wrap for my cat section I think...

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Re: Reverse light ignition fuse blown.

Post by boosted » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 pm

I dunno stu im not on facebook


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