Electrics Keep Failing on my Car in the Rain – Fuses Blowing

If it’s raining and the electrics have gone in your car, you found it was a fuse, you replaced the fuse – they’ve blown again.

The issue is actually quite a simple one and i can get you home, warm and dry.

You are probably in a hatchback type car and your car is probably a little bit old.

More specifically, you have a rear wiper on your hatchback.

To resolve the issue, on your next walk to the nearest garage, don’t just buy a pack of fuses – buy some electrical tape.

Go back to your car, open the boot (Hatch – for our overseas visitors)

In there somewhere will be a rubber connection (usually black) connecting the main car to the boot / hatch.

You will find that this is a little worn and may even have a slit or a hole somewhere.

Open this up a little, wrap the tape individually around each wire, then wrap the tape around the sleeve.

Now replace your fuse and continue on your journey.

I learned this the hard way myself in my old G-reg Ford Escort – It was my first car.

It was actually my Dad that I called and who knew what the issue was straight away, when I was about 20.

The reason I have written this solution now is that I was anecdotally talking about it at work the other day (God knows how the conversation went to that) and I said that I hadn’t been able to use that bit of advice for anyone, but it was the perfect sort of thing that I would put onto my blog, that someone might look for, if they are caught in the rain and the fuses keep blowing on their old hatchback.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *