Jump to content


Replaced fused, now car won't start


Recommended Posts

Hi all

Newbie here. This week the gauges and choke indicator light on my 73 240z went out. I checked the fuse box and noticed that a 20 amp was shot. I replaced it with another 20 amp fuse, and immediately after that I was unable to start the car. I can jump start it, but without jumper cables the car can't start on its own even after I've let it idle for a while. After reading the posts around here I now know that using the alternator to charge the battery is a no-no, so I'm off to buy a battery charger. If that doesn't work then I guess it's a new alternator and regulator for me.

Can anyone tell me why replacing a fuse would cause this though. I'd still like to replace the fuses in the hopes of getting my gauges to work again.

This site is a great find!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.