13.7. Safety locks
Electric chains of the car are protected by a set of safety locks, automatic switches and the burned-through crossing points. Blocks of safety locks are located under the dashboard, on left or on right (on some models) a wall, and also, in a motive compartment near the accumulator.
Each of safety locks protects the chain and on the panel of a safety lock there is a designation of the chain protected by this safety lock.
In the block of safety locks three types of tiny safety locks are used. These compact safety locks with contacts in the form of plates can be removed and established by fingers. If any of elements of electric equipment ceases to work, always, first of all, check a safety lock. It is easy to define the fused safety lock, having looked at a connecting delay via the transparent plastic case. Examine the safety lock case on existence of damages. If it is necessary to check whether the safety lock of type A fused, then its contact plates act from the safety lock case.
When replacing of the fused safety lock always use a new safety lock of the same power, as old. Safety locks of various power are physically interchanged, however the required power needs to use safety locks only. Replacement of a safety lock by a safety lock of bigger or smaller power is not recommended. Various electric chains need various protection.
Power of a safety lock is specified on the safety lock. If the new safety lock at once fuses, it is necessary to find the reason of it before to establish a new safety lock. The short circuit in a chain caused by the torn or worn out wire is the most probable cause of burn-out of a safety lock.