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Fuse Box wiring

Fuse box is attached to the car, but the the wires are not.
I have a fuse box diagram showing where each wire should
be connected. But the wires in the car are mostly either
black or white. How can I determine where each wire
should be attached for example, the horn, front lights &
so on.? Should I start with the first terminal & try each
wire until it works ? Thanks.
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Fuse box is attached to the car, but the the wires are not.
I have a fuse box diagram showing where each wire should
be connected. But the wires in the car are mostly either
black or white. How can I determine where each wire
should be attached for example, the horn, front lights &
so on.? Should I start with the first terminal & try each
wire until it works ? Thanks.
If the fuse panel is hot, any wire you hook to it should work or blow the fuse. It would really help if you had the make of car, if all the wires are black and white, if it were my car I would re-wire the car with the right wire color codes, or a least the major systems. Like the lights, front and rear, the turn signals, the Ign., the charging. At least then you would be able to tell what you have if you need to work on one.

Bob
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Fuse Box Wiring

'63 VW beetle…..& it looks like I'll be re-wiring at least
the major systems…..it'll be a "labor of love".
Thanks for the reply Bob !
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I dunno if this is a stupid idea or not ... but could you use a "toner" like the telephone repairmen to identify circuits?



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Easy day.... but lots of work...... Go to Radio Shack etc.... buy a 9v buzzer and a 9v battery connector and a couple of alligator clips. Hook the black wire from the buzzer to the black wire from the 9v connector...... hook a long jumper to the red wire from the buzzer and a aligator clip to the red wire from the 9v connector....... all that makes a continuity checker. Hook one end of your tester to what ever wire your chasing touch the other end to each of your fuse terminals ..... when it buzzes etc.....Pull all the fuses and disconnect the battery before you start.
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