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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
grayt37
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loose fuse

I just bought a 1993 jeep wrangler yj and I noticed the heater blower wasn't working and after further investigation I found that the previous owner wrapped the wire around the heater blower fuse (no idea why). Now the area around the fuse is melted causing the fuse to be loose. Is there anyway to tighten up the fuse without replacing the whole box?

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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Delicate squeeze the ends together. If you mess it up you can write around it with an inline fuse.make sure to disconnect the battery when you mess with it.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Had identical problem on my XJ recently, bad conection at fuse block created enough heat to melt area in fuse block and the body of the fuse before it blew. Wired around it w an external fuse holder and all is good now.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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ok thank you. To clarify if I mess it up then do I pull out the wires of that slot of the fuse box and run an inline fuse that way?
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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If you mess it up post back and we will get you going.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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I removed the fuse block for easier access, pulled the connectors out the back side, nipped them off, passed wires of fuse holder through the same slot (to avoid ID confusion in the future), spliced them together, resecured fuse block.

You could probably just replace the bad connectors, but I did not have easy access to new ones here (in rural Panama now).
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Unread 08-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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ok thank you for the help..
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Unread 08-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #8
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That's actually relatively common. I'll bet if you pull the block out and get a closer look that flexible tab in there is actually broken off. Don't know why but it seems to happen to the heater fuse more often than any other. I pulled mine from the back of the block and put an inline one in it's place.
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