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Old 04-17-2005, 04:37 PM
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Question GOLD-GUARD SYSTEMS fuses

Has anyone seen these before?

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Old 04-18-2005, 11:44 AM
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Never seen them.

OK, so the fuses don't corrode, what do you do about the fuse CONTACTS?

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Old 04-18-2005, 12:36 PM
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I'm open to any of your suggestions
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Living in the high humidity tropics, corrosion has always been a big problem. Things that never corroded when I lived in Canada for 4 years, corroded in a year in Singapore. eg chrome plated components like antennas, RCA jacks, etc. My solution is to use spray contact cleaner and a coating of anti seize/anti rust oil. They are electrically inert and will delay that problem. Also my fuses are all the brass variety which stand up much better than the aluminium ones.

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Old 04-18-2005, 10:21 PM
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I've had good luck with the fuses in my Volvos (the same fuses as in the MBZ) as follows:

1. Disconnect battery
2. Remove fuses and clean the fuse clips with a fine emery cloth.
3. Lightly coat the fuse clips with a silicone grease such as Syl-Glide
4. Clean the fuse tips, replace any with broken tips, and coat with the silicone grease.
5. Reinstall the fuses and connect the battery.

Since I started doing this several years ago, I've never had a fuse problem. I used to have them often.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:55 AM
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Living in the high humidity tropics, corrosion has always been a big problem. Things that never corroded when I lived in Canada for 4 years, corroded in a year in Singapore. eg chrome plated components like antennas, RCA jacks, etc. My solution is to use spray contact cleaner and a coating of anti seize/anti rust oil. They are electrically inert and will delay that problem. Also my fuses are all the brass variety which stand up much better than the aluminium ones.

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Thanks for the advice. I have another question for you, since you have experience with this... Any idea how aluminum holds up in Singapore? For example a car like an Audi A8 or BMW Z8.
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I've had good luck with the fuses in my Volvos (the same fuses as in the MBZ) as follows:

1. Disconnect battery
2. Remove fuses and clean the fuse clips with a fine emery cloth.
3. Lightly coat the fuse clips with a silicone grease such as Syl-Glide
4. Clean the fuse tips, replace any with broken tips, and coat with the silicone grease.
5. Reinstall the fuses and connect the battery.

Since I started doing this several years ago, I've never had a fuse problem. I used to have them often.
Looks like some great advice. Thank you!
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Hi Lino

Aluminium holds up pretty well here. The usual powdering if left unprotected or not anodised. In fact, wheels, undercarrige, etc hold up much better than Canada as there is no winter, salt and gravel. The difference is the humidity is very pervasive and will corrode or pit chrome anywhere. In Canada only metal exposed to the elements corrode.

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On my 190E, I replaced my stock fuses with aluminum glass type fuses. Alot better than the stock ones. I bought them at NAPA.
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On my 190E, I replaced my stock fuses with aluminum glass type fuses. Alot better than the stock ones. I bought them at NAPA.
Do they fit well? Do you have a pic by any chance or a link to a site that has them? I'd like to see them.
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Do they fit well? Do you have a pic by any chance or a link to a site that has them? I'd like to see them.
They were a direct fit. Sorry no pics right now and no links. If you go to an auto parts store, they should have them in stock right on the shelves. If not, then ask. You need glass type german fuses.
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Thanks I'll check it out.
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Yo, I have my credit card in hand. Where can I order these gold-plated bad boy fuses?

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Old 05-15-2005, 11:07 PM
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I don't know who sells them now.

I can tell you who I think used to sell them years ago:

The Best Source Inc.
389 Fort Salonga Road
Northport, New York 11768

1-800-537-8248 Order Toll Free
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1-516-754-7490 Fax

I think their website is:
http://www.the-best-source.com/import_auto_parts_model.asp
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BAP-GEON used to sell the pointy glass fuses for VW's, although I don't recall gold ones. The store around here closed, but they still exist on the internet. Might be worth an inquiry.
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