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Old 01-14-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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345 Fuse question

I'm having trouble locating the fuse for the overhead-driving lights. According to the manual, it also controls the plate lamp which is also out.

I tested the lamps with a voltmeter and there is no power.

The manual says the fuse is below the main light switch under dash and inside front access door in line with isolator??????

Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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Fuses 345

Hi! my fuses are inside of the glove box over the dog house.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Yep, all mine are in the glove box behind an access door as well.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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That's not good. Fuses in the glove box were all o.k.? Any other suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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I'm having trouble locating the fuse for the overhead-driving lights. According to the manual, it also controls the plate lamp which is also out.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by overhead-driving lights. Do you mean the upper lenses of the headlights?? Also, what is the plate lamp??

If you mean the high beams it might be in your high beam switch on the floor.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:50 PM   #6
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Had simular problem...I'm thinking 'map light'
The wires had come off the switch back.
Had to pull dash plate out a ways to reconnect.
Squeeze the terminal a little if you find that to be your problem.

Look around while back there for other problems too.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:02 PM   #7
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I mean the lights on the upper front and rear ends. Clearance lights? They should come on with the parking lights. By plate, I mean the light that illuminates the license plate. Manual shows them as the same fuse.
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Head Light switch. I'll bet if you check the switch out there are some loose connections. You might even have to replace it. Quite a task. They have a habit of getting corroded and acting like that. Can you jiggle the switch and see anything flash??
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I also think that all the lights are fused together prior to the head light switch.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:38 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum!
We got our '86 345 two years ago and just love it.
My clearance lights did not work as well. My problem turned out to be a bad splice at the headlight switch. Airstream used those cheezy squeze together inline splices. Mine was just loose.
I think the "fuse" in this circuit is actually in the headlight switch its self, and is a circuit breaker.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:45 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. I will focus my attention on that switch.
Rob, I had my first experience with those splicers while changing out headlights.
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On my 310, the upper clearance lights are switched by the courtesy switch known as ICC Blink. Is that switch good?
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Had to pull dash plate out a ways to reconnect.
Squeeze the terminal a little if you find that to be your problem.

Look around while back there for other problems too.
sounds like the best plan. it's a huge mess of spaghetti behind the panel, quite a sight.
there's a bunch of other fuse busses around the steering column too, but probably nothing to do with the map light.
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