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Old 02-04-2006, 08:27 PM
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Replacing fuses, found a decrepencie... HELP

2,11,8,16

Im replacing all of the fuses on my car, because I figure its cheap insurance (<.50 each)

Im at the main box, and all of the fuses that I replaced mached up... EXCEPT fuse #s 2, and 11. Both of them had the white 8 amp fuse, and the cover says they should have the red 16 amp fuse... #2 is for the blinkers, wiper blades, radio, and cig lighter. # 11 is for the low beam right, and the fog lights (fog light) means only if it has fogs, right? Mine has fogs, so i should have a 16 amp in it, right?

What should I do?

*EDIT*everything worked correctly with the wrong fuses, except the heater because the fuse was blown*EDIT*

Thanks alot
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:38 PM
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Put the recommended fuses in.

Lower rated fuses will blow sooner so someone may have done that 'cause they were nervous or just didn't have the correctly rated fuse.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:15 PM
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8 amps are to low for that circuit, the cover is correct. Check you
Owners manual if you have one, itís your cars bible.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:17 AM
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yeah thats what I was thinking because theese fuses are so hard to find around me unless you order online.

Thanks alot, I appreciate it
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:19 AM
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Whunter pointed out a good online source for fuses. High-quality brass/copper fuses. $1.50 for a pack of ten

http://www.jbugs.com/store/merchant.mvc? is the site.
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:59 PM
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Yeah, it is OK to use the recommended fuse. Like 420SE said, it may be they were nervous (if they had trouble with that circuit before), or they did not have a proper amp fuse.

It is always better (safer) to use a lower amp fuse than a higher amp fuse than it recommended. Using a higher amperage fuse than what is called for is very dangerous for your automobiles electrical system, but I am sure that you probably already knew that.
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