fuse box

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fuse box

Post by zubby » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:20 pm

This past weekend, My son and I, replaced the timing belts on my "new" 1989 GL 1500. While the tupperware was off , I decided to open the fuse box as I have never checked it out. Noticed that the first fuse ( acc ) that called for a 5 amp. fuse had been replaced with a 25 amp. by the PO. Question: should I switch back to 5 amp. or leave 25 amp. ??

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Re: fuse box

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:29 pm

That depends. If you'd rather have the wiring melt and catch fire in the event of a short circuit, instead of blowing the fuse, leave the 25 amp fuse in there. If you'd like to have the fuse blow and protect the wiring like it's designed, replace it with the proper 5 amp fuse.

If you have accessories that require more than 5 amps, I'd recommend putting in an aftermarket fuse buss, like this one.

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