Zero electrical power

Does your Mitsubishi L300 make a strange noise? Need wheel alignment specs?
vstrom
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:40 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/

Zero electrical power

Postby vstrom » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:07 pm

Howdy,
So, long time since I’ve been on here.. I had to park my ‘91 l300 2 years ago due to some mechanical reasons. Then life got busy and complicated. But now I’ve found time to give my van some well deserved love as a winter project.. just have to get it to my garage at work.

I bought a new battery for it and, thinking this would be the easiest part of the whole day, installed it. Not a light, no door open light on the dash, not even a little spark as I connect the negative terminal. The connections all look good and clean, It didn’t appear that I missed anything to connect and it’s definitely positive to positive, neg to neg. All the fuses that I can find are good. The battery is charged and my auxiliary cabin heater (which gets power from the battery but doesn’t use the vans electrical system) has power to it..it lights up and has a little spark when I connect it.

So it has to be the fusible link,right? I pulled that apart and checked the continuity on each link. Each link is good.

So I’m alttle stumped. Any ideas? Other than rodents chewing something important that I can’t find, I have no idea.

Any help is appreciated.

User avatar
Growlerbearnz
Posts: 1412
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:58 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: Delica P25W
Location: New Zealand

Zero electrical power

Postby Growlerbearnz » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:29 pm

It's a bit odd that nothing works! Surely rodents wouldn't have chewed through *everything*. I'm guessing your cabin heater is wired directly to the battery.

The fusible link block is connected to the wiring harness through a couple of big plastic plugs up high in the battery bay, have they come apart?
Something something Dark Side, something something Complete.

vstrom
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:40 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/

Zero electrical power

Postby vstrom » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:26 pm

All the plugs in the battery bay seem connected.. I’d bet they’d take a lot of work to pry apart since I doubt they’ve ever even separated.

Ill have to try tracing lines tomorrow.

takeuchi
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:08 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1992 Starwagon Super Exceed
Location: Vancouver

Zero electrical power

Postby takeuchi » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:42 pm

try testing voltage drop rather than continuity?

feetforbrains
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:59 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Chamonix
Location: US

Zero electrical power

Postby feetforbrains » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:50 am

Trace it ALL the way back. Start by voltage testing the terminal clamps. Step it up from there. The main fuse, front and back side. Etc.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

vstrom
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:40 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/

Zero electrical power

Postby vstrom » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:42 pm

Well, gotta give up. Everything looks fine but I’ve run out of time.. it’ll have to sit this winter out,again, and get towed to my work-place in the spring. I’m personally betting it’s the battery relay.. I gave it a few good whacks but no luck. Oh well.

Gotta start cutting wood.

TieMyShoe
Posts: 242
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:14 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: L300
Location: Abbotsford

Zero electrical power

Postby TieMyShoe » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:41 pm

where are you located?


Return to “L300 Technical”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: VancouverIslandDayTripper and 7 guests