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Does anybody else have this?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Mic, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Mic

    Mic New Member

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    Hi all new to the forum purchased a 55 mk6 van ... as I’m trying to trouble shoot a horn issue I came across this near my battery does anybody else have this or can anyone shed a light on this?

    Thankyou
    Mic.

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  2. marclar

    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    wow a mk6 van.. never seen one. not here in the US anyway. not sure what that part you show in the picture is. kind of looks like an 'interlock' device. where there is a part that slides into it allowing an electrical connection.
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    Mic New Member

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    It has a plastic cover that slides on to it just seems to go from battery into this then quite a hefty cable disappearing into the cab .... I believe the mk6 is just the mk5 with subtle differences?
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    Yes, we dont get the UK or European or Austrailian version of the Escorts. We would have to import one from overseas. Actually we would have to import at least 2 or 3 extras, for parts car. The auto parts places here dont have listing for the non-USA versions.
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    It appears to be a fuse holder of sorts. Certainly not a fuse in current production. Trace the wire into the cabin and find out where it goes. If you're feeling lucky, you could pull the wires from it and connect them thru a fuse and see what happens.

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    i would say its either a removable jumper for disconecting battery power, OR there are setups like this where you can plug a 'jumper cable' into it for jump starting other vehicles.

    you can test it and verify if there is ground on one of the terminals.
  7. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    I couldn't find much about that van on the Internet with my brief searching, other than a bunch of images of panel vans. What year was it built?
    What country are you located in?
    What engine does it have (CVH?)?

    I'm curious now.
  8. Caish

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    Horns typically run through a relay,
    Pull the horn button/air bad and check for power there,
    Then search out the horn relay.
    Check the horn itself too, with a hot wire and touch it, make sure it is functional.
    Could be an issue in the clockworks that sits behind the wheel, so its not making connection at he button.
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    Zippy360 FEOA Member

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    That almost looks like a old inline fuse holder for a amp. That's the only thing I can think that would take a Maxie fuse.


    But i do agree with joey_twowagons not just cause I'm curious about it but BC it will help trying to figure it out.

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