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Old 11-18-2011, 03:16 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Where Can I Buy A Headlight Fuse?

Hey guys so today my left headlight fuse went out, I had big and for tonight and now it's f***** up because here in CA you can get a ticket for driving with only one headlight, where can I buy the fuse I need? I tried putting the fog light fuse in it and when I connected back the negative terminal the fuse blew so I need two of them. Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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If you replaced it with the same size fuse, and it blew immediately, then you have more pressing problems. Any auto parts store should have fuses. The fuse is blowing because you have an electrical problem. You are going to have to start back-tracing wires to find the problem...any fuse you put in there is just going to blow again until you take care of the problem.
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If you replaced it with the same size fuse, and it blew immediately, then you have more pressing problems. Any auto parts store should have fuses. The fuse is blowing because you have an electrical problem. You are going to have to start back-tracing wires to find the problem...any fuse you put in there is just going to blow again until you take care of the problem.
I found out why it blew the fuse, it's because one of my cornering lights was loose, I was just trying to figure out where I could buy a fuse, is it okay to put a bigger fuse size then originally stated on the fuse box? Like say it's a 15A can I put a 25A?
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DO NOT replace a fuse with a bigger fuse! This could cause serious problems if there is a power surge.
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Default Re: Where Can I Buy A Headlight Fuse?

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DO NOT replace a fuse with a bigger fuse! This could cause serious problems if there is a power surge.
, I did not know that, I always though it was better to use bigger fuses in place, I guess you do learn something different everyday, thank you
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I found out why it blew the fuse, it's because one of my cornering lights was loose, I was just trying to figure out where I could buy a fuse, is it okay to put a bigger fuse size then originally stated on the fuse box? Like say it's a 15A can I put a 25A?
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, I did not know that, I always though it was better to use bigger fuses in place, I guess you do learn something different everyday, thank you
The fuse is rated to protect the WIRE...the fuse will blow before the wire melts and possibly catches something on fire. Putting a bigger fuse in place will cause the wire to melt BEFORE the fuse ever blows. This is why you never put a larger fuse in place, find out what is causing the fuse to blow instead! Any AutoZone-type store will have fuses.
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The fuse is rated to protect the WIRE...the fuse will blow before the wire melts and possibly catches something on fire. Putting a bigger fuse in place will cause the wire to melt BEFORE the fuse ever blows. This is why you never put a larger fuse in place, find out what is causing the fuse to blow instead! Any AutoZone-type store will have fuses.
I got the fuse and fixed my lights. Thanks
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I got the fuse and fixed my lights. Thanks
I'm glad you got it figured out!
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