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Replacement Fuses

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I have been told by a few that I should change my fuses, and clean the connections.

Well, at looking at the fuses, they all seem to be intact (non broken) but they also look very brittle!

I am worried if i try to take one out so that I can take it to Canadian tire (automotive store) it may break, and then my luck is that they wouldnt have any replacements! ( so i would be SOL!)

any tips here?

Thanks in advance,
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Just buy the fuses first. They are simply known as "ceramic fuses" in the industry and they are color coded: red = 16a, white = 8a, blue = 25a.

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Just buy the fuses first. They are simply known as "ceramic fuses" in the industry and they are color coded: red = 16a, white = 8a, blue = 25a.
Beware of large-box auto parts store versions of those fuses. The bodies are made of hard plastic and the end caps are very low quality. Last time I went looking around Chicago, I was unable to find 'real' ones...

Try spinning the fuse around in the spring-clip holder a few times to wipe the oxidation off. You may want to bend the spring clips a little closer together to get more contact pressure. Also, try putting some conductive grease (tiny bit) on each end. Spin them a few times to get a good contact and the grease will keep the oxidation away for a while.

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Get the glass ones. Buss makes the GBC versions, in non-torpedo shape. You can still get them to fit, even though the fuse holders are female (have round holes in them). They will still stay in place, even though your car vibrates during operation. And they last a lot longer than the ceramic ones (even ones made by Bussman or Littlefuse). Btw the glass GBC ones I have are made by Littlefuse. The most commonly available glass ones are found on Napa's website, and come in an 'emergency kit'. Let me know if you want a link
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