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Old 03-24-2006, 12:02 PM   #21
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Once in a while...fuses do just blow.

I've noticed many of our cars having burnt pins on the fuses. This causes more resistance and increases the necessary draw. Pop!
Exactly. This is why if I have a fuse blow I don't worry about it at all unless it blows again in a fairly short period of time. (like less than a month) Then I start to think there is a problem. I've had plenty of fuses blow for what seemed like pretty much no reason at all. Replaced the fuses and years later still have no problems.

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I wouldn't think a bunch of fuses blowing is good Shawn...

When I am replacing a fuse etc. I am ensuring the tabs are clean, and have a light coating of dielectric on them. Then putting them into the socket and removing 5 times before leaving it in the socket. This way the fuse is clean..the removal and insertion cleans the socket and the dielectric promotes a clean corrosion free connection.
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Once in a while...fuses do just blow.
Yeah, the internal fuse link will fatigue over years and can just give way for no apparent reason.
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Once in a while...fuses do just blow.
Yeah, the internal fuse link will fatigue over years and can just give way for no apparent reason.
Oh, good to know, maybe that'* all it was!
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