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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 08-11-2003, 10:46 PM   #41
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I have never heard mine run, same for my dads 96 Ultra. But now I am curious because I have never been able to get my tire inflator to work....

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what'* this tire inflator about?
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what'* this tire inflator about?
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It uses the ELC to inflate objects like air tubes & tires if the option was ordered or installed with an option package.

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I have never heard mine run, same for my dads 96 Ultra. But now I am curious because I have never been able to get my tire inflator to work....

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OK, I just ran out to my car, sat on the reat bumper for 30sec, the compressor did not start. I checked for a fuse in the owners manual, none listed. I removed the RELAY/FUSE cover in the engine compt, and there was a 30A fuse marked E.C.L./SPARE. I yanked it and its is blown. Infortunately it is 10pm and no parts stores are open.

My question is, does anyone think that there is a problem like a short somewhere. Or maybe the comp at sometime had to run for a long period of time and blew the fuse. Like someone accidentally turned on the inflator and left it running?

It is a HUGE fuse, but only rated 30A. Should I just replace it and see what happens or is there any damage that I could cause?

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I did that about a year ago... ended up having a blown fuse under my dash. My inflator in the back never had enough power to work on my tires, but it could probably inflate some toys.

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is that "HUGE" fuse like a special one where the fuse is all encased in a grey metal case? I have 2 of those in my fuse box (under the steering wheel) the paper calls it a "BREAKER." So if that description matches yours then maybe you can try looking for that at the store.. but just in case either way bring in the old fuse

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mine was a normal 10 amp fuse i believe, maybe 15... that little compressor doesn't draw that much power.. its pretty puny
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is that "HUGE" fuse like a special one where the fuse is all encased in a grey metal case? I have 2 of those in my fuse box (under the steering wheel) the paper calls it a "BREAKER." So if that description matches yours then maybe you can try looking for that at the store.. but just in case either way bring in the old fuse

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Take a regular fuse and scale it up 10 times, that is what this fuse looks like. It was in the engine comp under the RELAY/FUSE CENTER cover on the firewall.

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mine was a normal 10 amp fuse i believe, maybe 15... that little compressor doesn't draw that much power.. its pretty puny
They must have changed it in 1996. My comp is behind the rear wheel under the floorpan for the trunk. It is perty big. Prolly not the best place for it in the NE. My dads ULTRA is like this too!

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actually, its probably the best spot for the compressor, the reason our older cars have problems is because the lines that run from the struts to the compressor in the engine bay are way too long.. the shorter the lines the better
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