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Q&A

Mailbag: Preventing Electrical Damage in a 1995 Ford F-350 Pickup

Q: I was driving my 1995 F-350 when the truck suddenly went completely dead. I coasted to a stop, opened the hood, and saw that the alternator charge wire was […]

Since their physical size and shape is identical, using color to distinguish between fuse values is a huge help.
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How Tos

Automotive Fuse ID: Color Chart for Car & Truck Fuses

Fuses are an essential part of any electrical system. They are designed to fail automatically in the event of an electrical overload or short—sacrificing themselves to save your wiring harness. […]

If you are rewiring an early car or truck, make life easy on yourself and get a complete harness like this Painless Performance 18-circuit universal harness. The harness has virtually everything you need to wire the whole truck, including a preterminated fuse block and color-coded circuits for lights, gauges and dash, electric fuel pump, distributor and coil, electric fan, heat and A/C, wipers, and more. Painless Performance also has fuel injection wiring harnesses to swap a late model fuel injected engine into your vehicle. Available for GM TBI, TPI, LT1, and Vortec engines, plus Ford 5.0Ls, the harnesses have color-coded circuits and relays for fuel injectors, distributor, electric fuel pump, ECU, starter, and all necessary sensors.
How Tos / Tech Articles

Automotive Wiring 101: Basic Tips, Tricks & Tools for Wiring Your Vehicle

Cars are filled with stuff that can make or break performance. The engine needs to be fed the proper amounts of air, fuel, and spark. The suspension and brakes must be […]