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Mike L
July 19th, 2005, 08:41
I have a 96 XJ with the 4.0L and AW4. The other day I was checking my fuse panel on the fire wall and there was something that resembled a resistor at the bottom of the panel. It has two terminals that go into the fuse panel it it sits at an agle from the bottom of the panel. ANyway, story short, as I was checking the fuses somehow I broke it off and the terminals are in still in the panel. I know I can get them out, or at least hope so. But I am wondering what thios resistor thing is for?

Before checking the fuses I noticed my horn was not working and that is what led me to check the fuses. I still need to fix that. Now if that resistor is somehow connected to the horn than it would make a little more sense. TIA.

-Mike

Eagle
July 19th, 2005, 09:02
I doubt it's a resistor. More likely a plug-in circuit breaker. If you still have it, look on the body and see what it says. If it's a circuit breaker it'll be rated in amps. A resistor will be rated in ohms (or that upside-down 'U' symbol for ohms)

Mike L
July 19th, 2005, 09:36
4.8 A 12V is what it says on it. So I guess that would mean it is a circuit breaker. Is this the one for the horn or what is it for?

-Mike

Culinary_Hooligan
July 19th, 2005, 09:48
Check to see if your windshield wipers are working....
my chero (96) has a circuit breaker for the intermitent wipers....

sound about the same location.

rob

Mike L
July 19th, 2005, 11:57
I will have to look into that. Thanks. Is that exact size a dealer only item or what?

-Mike

langer1
July 19th, 2005, 12:25
4.7a sounds right for the wiper. Try NAPA but I bet it's a dealer thing.

Runnin'OnEmpty
July 19th, 2005, 15:03
Mike, does it have the towing package? I think there's a relay somewhere in that vicinity (for trailer lights, or maybe electric brakes).

langer1
July 19th, 2005, 15:05
Mike, does it have the towing package? I think there's a relay somewhere in that vicinity (for trailer lights, or maybe electric brakes).
Mines behind the rear panel, by the spare tire.

Mike L
July 19th, 2005, 16:45
It was for the wipers. My horn doesn't work, is it tied into that breaker as well?

-Mike

langer1
July 19th, 2005, 16:55
It was for the wipers. My horn doesn't work, is it tied into that breaker as well?

-Mike

I don't think so.