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Old 02-14-2015, 09:52 AM   #41
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4. where the hockeysticks is the fusebox in a tc2000?

On my TC1000 it is above the dash cluster behind a panel, you can see it through the WS.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:02 AM   #42
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Whoa yeah! 2 8Ds should be spinning that Cummins right up!
Are you have any performance issues with the grounding cable, or is the poor workmanship with it your only concern?
When something like that breaks or needs replacing on our buses, I go to the store and have them fab a replacement cable for me. I have a feeling that finding the original replacememt from Blue Bird would be expensive and difficult. A good heavy duty truck parts store or battery shop can fab up cables as good as oem in my opinion.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:18 AM   #43
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Well, I didn't realize we were having any electrical issues until she wouldn't crank to do some leveling. The concern is that the cables are stout enough to handle the load and in good enough condition to be reliable. Also, the terminals look a little worse for wear in my opinion (but still a clean connection). Overall, just don't want a repeat of this and end up $400.00 down for new batteries and the hassle of being stranded somewhere.

I'll def go with truck parts store/battery shop refab, as we have a couple in this area.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:56 AM   #44
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Feeling dork-ish now that I've discovered we actually have circuit breakers instead of fuses...there they were, smiling at my unwitting frown and staring me right in my unknowing eyes.

I believe I am pointing to them with a red pen (yes, I am a teacher and yes, we do still use red pens)

Circuits? Agree?


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Old 02-15-2015, 07:55 AM   #45
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yes those are circuit breakers. you can check em for continuity with an ohm meter. the bus bar will carry the incoming voltage and single posts will be outgoing voltage. if yas have a short, the breakers will open and not let current to flow.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:47 PM   #46
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4. where the hockeysticks is the fusebox in a tc2000?

Behind that nice little door below the driver side window.

The release to open it is on the inside behind the driver seat on the wall. The little L of metal pulls out to release the door.

You need a battery disconnect switch.

When you open that fuse box door, prepare to be overwhelmed. There is a but load of extra circuits inside that box that were needed as a school bus, but you wont be needing. This is why I chose to pull the entire wiring harness out, and start from scratch. The best way to remove the clutter.

I have circuit breakers, but I also have fuses inside there.

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Old 02-15-2015, 06:49 PM   #47
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I have opened that door (my latch is a flat bar that is pushed down, not out) and that is where I found the pictured lovely circuits. I did not, however, find any fuse box. I see a couple of solenoids and the circuits pictured and a lot, lot, lot of wiring.

The bus was not a school bus and didn't even have any over windshield lights, no stop sign, no cross arm...but there are still a lot of wires, just as you say.

got any pics of your fuses/fuse box? I can't even find any inline fuses at this point, though I am prepared to believe they are there and stand willing to learn.
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Got any pics of your fuses/fuse box? I can't even find any inline fuses at this point, though I am prepared to believe they are there and stand willing to learn.
The black box at the bottom left corner has around 6 fuses in it. Most of them are yellow. It also has relays in it. They are the little black square boxes 1 inch by 1 inch.



I will get a better pic tonight.

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wish my wiring was color coded. almost every wire is white. sux trying to run em down as the other end is longer than the leads of my vom. guess i gotta get a few batteries to send a signal.
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Look for numbers on the wires. If they are real old they mean have faded but should be there .

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