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Unread 01-27-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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wiper? fuse question

80 CJ-7 Dealing with wiring issues. Cleaning up the fuse box with contact cleaner. Replaced hazard and t/s flashers.

Under the hazard and t/s flashers is a silver rectangular fuse? Says GTE 45A-12V on it. I pulled it out to inspect, and it is plugged into the wiper 10A slot. I saw the same thing on one of John Strenk's fuse box photos (see below). Any idea why there is a 45A "fuse" in the 10 A location.

If it is not a fuse, what is it?

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Unread 01-28-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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It is a circuit breaker. It resets itself. Why it is a 45 amp I don't know.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 03:40 AM   #3
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4 POINT 5 amps probably...
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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #4
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OK, if it is a circuit breaker, do I need to replace it with a circuit breaker that is similar, or can I just use a 10A fuse?

Begs the question why a circuit breaker instead of a fuse in this location. Clearly this isn't just something my PO came up with. The exact same circuit breaker is in John's picture.

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thread revival:

went out the other day and the exact part was found laying on the driver floor board. have called all over for replacement -- napa, jeep dealer vatozone-- no luck. Any suggestions for a source?


and yes, plugged it back in and no go. wonder how the fuse box spits these out
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Unread 07-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #6
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Probably a circuit breaker so it will reset and allow the wipers to continue. A life safety issue no doubt.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 05:11 PM   #7
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breaker is dead. tested it with ohm meter. toast. maybe thats why the CJ spits out dead parts LOL
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