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Old 04-30-2014, 04:41 PM   #11
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Re: fridge removal 1989 SMB

If everything worked before you removed the refrig, chances are you had a momentary short and blew a SMB installed fuse. Don't know where that might be on your van since every van layout has them in a different place - in a cabinet, under a sofa, beneath the sink, whereever.

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Old 04-30-2014, 04:59 PM   #12
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Thanks Mike! I will check thru the van again and see if I can find their fuse box...
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #13
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Can you post some pics of what your battery terminals look like and where the wires lead to? All SMB's seem to have a distribution block that houses fused lines to each power item. I have a 95 and its under my gaucho near the breaker switches.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:36 PM   #14
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battery with black wire coming off terminal which goes to post on the chassis and splits into 2 red wires.


the two red wires coming off the post and going into the firewall


the 2 red wires coming into the cabin thru the firewall. They appear to go up inside the pillar on the drivers side.

I noticed a sticker on the van that said that the sportsmobile branch in Texas was the one that had sone the conversion - so I called them and spoke with a guy who started there in '89. He said to look under the sofas for a fuse box. I did and found nothing. I feel like one of these red wires runs the fan/lights/water pump and the other went to the fridge. I am going to pop the top and see if I can find anything. any other suggestions are welcome! I don't see any fuse boxes or breakers except for the factory Ford fuse box to the left of the steering column...
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So everything is running off of your starter battery? Which interior layout do you have?

Looking at the pics you posted, the little box that the black wire goes to then splits to 2 red wires, looks like it may be the circuit breaker that was posted earlier in your thread. I would try to see if there is a reset button on that thing. If you have a voltmeter or something to test for 12 volts, check to see if you are getting power to the post where the 2 red wires are connected. If you do not have power at that post, then the breaker is tripped.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #16
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No - this is coming off the deep cycle battery.
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I just edited my last post to include some more info about testing the switch that the wires are connected to.
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Awesome, thank you!
I'll check it out and let you know what I find.
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