Fuse Blocks/Relays

Discussion in '308/328' started by David Lind, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. David Lind

    David Lind Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2008
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    David Lind
    1. I have a 1988 1/2 Mondial 3.2 (80,000 mile daily driver), & I've just started having random electrical problems. My fuse blocks appear to befunctioning only intermittently. I have received 2 of the original manufacture and, frankly, I think they are unreliable. Is there a known and proven source for another manufacturer? I have read about Birdman's, but I think his are not for 3.2 vehicles.

    2. Is there a significant difference between fuse blocks which are designated as 30/20 and those which are 30?
    Thanks: David Lind
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  3. FasterIsBetter

    FasterIsBetter F1 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2004
    NoNJ/Jupiter FL
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    Steve W.

    Do a search and you will find several threads on the issues with Modial fuse blocks. Because of the laminated circuit board design, it has been relatively difficult for anyone to come up with an economical replacement or repair alternative (in contrast to the Birdman 308 fuse block upgrade that simply does not apply to the Mondials). Unless the replacement fuse block project has finally moved forward to fruition, you have basically two alternatives for a defunct Mondial fuseblock:

    1. Buy a good used one, if you can find one (and pay a lot of money for it); or,
    2. Buy a new OEM replacement fuse block, if you can find one (and pay even more money for it).

    Hopefully, someone from the Mondial fuse block repair/replacement project will respond and save the day here.
  4. David Lind

    David Lind Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2008
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    David Lind
    Thanks! I'll try to resurrect mine.
  5. davehelms

    davehelms F1 Rookie

    Jan 3, 2004
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    Dave Helms

    They are repairable but discussing it is not allowed
  6. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall

    Lets see. I get ***** because I don't tell enough people how to fix their car and you get ***** because you say too much??

    What are we doing here again?
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  8. rolindsay

    rolindsay Formula 3

    Jul 14, 2006
    Houston, TX
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    Rick Lindsay
    Suffice to say, we just get *****. :)
  9. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
    North shore, MA
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    THE Birdman
    OK, what did I miss? Why can't we discuss fixing the Mondial fusebox?

    Last I heard the only way to deal with this was to have it rebuilt by GT Car Parts. I have no experience with them, have no idea what it costs or if it's any good. Clive was going to make a replacement, but I never heard squat about it after about a year ago.

    From what I know, the 3.2 fusebox is the reliable one with blade fuses, as opposed to the early 8/QV boxes that used those nasty "euro" fuses with the conical tips. But I suppose all the original 3.2 fuseboxes are getting old and subject to the same delamination and breakdown as the earlier ones.

    OK, am I in trouble?


    P.S. And no, unfortunately, mine don't work on Mondials.
  10. fgcfire8

    fgcfire8 Formula Junior

    Jan 19, 2008
    Montpelier Va
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    Frank Castelvecchi
    I put a GT Car Parts one in my 82 Mondial 8 about 2 months ago(with the factory tsb mods to allow later box--3 wires disconnected and then some changes if you still want seat belt buzzer)
    Works great almost all electrical issues gone--need to chase the bad ground that causes the right turn signal to run fast when both headlights and brakes are on.
    Cost is about a grand.
    They are good to work with and it is sold with a need to return your old one.
    It uses a modern printed circuit board and the modern ATO fuses.
  11. David Lind

    David Lind Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2008
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    David Lind
    ... seems as if I started a s*%# storm w/o intending to. Thanks for the responses.
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  13. ramosel

    ramosel Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2004
    Meadow Vista, CA
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    R Moseley
    It's like living with a woman... <ducking, running for cover>


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