Hot Fuse


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Hot Fuse

Postby bubba-t- » Fri May 27, 2011 6:18 pm



Howdy All
I have fuse heating up can't find the source It controls the head light and all other after market lights. Clipped the after market lights still heating. The head light and front marker light still lighting, any one know the color code for these would be a great help!!!



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Re: Hot Fuse

Postby thrasherg » Mon May 30, 2011 8:16 pm

If the fuse is heating up, it would indicate a bad connection at the metal contacts on the fuse. Try removing the fuse, clean the metal contacts with some sandpaper (on the fuse and in the fuse holder) then put it back together with a quick spray of contact cleaner.

Gary

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Re: Hot Fuse

Postby bubba-t- » Tue May 31, 2011 12:46 pm

Thanks for the reply pulled the fuse box took it apart sanded every connection still heating up. It's like the fuse has been turned into a heating element. No heat in the wires, but the fuse is heating up enough that it's melting the plastic. Gonna pull it back apart to see if I missed something ( wouldn't be the first time )

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Re: Hot Fuse

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 31, 2011 12:55 pm

What size or color is the fuse and it's location?

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Re: Hot Fuse

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:39 am

It could also be a poor/corroded connection inside the fuse block itself for that particular circuit that is causing it to heat up.

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Re: Hot Fuse

Postby bubba-t- » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:38 pm

Went back over my steps put it all back together no more hot fuse.. Thanks to all!




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