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Old 12-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Fuse for heater keeps blowing

The fuse for my heater keeps blowing, someone told me to wrap it in tin foil and stick it back in. I did that and it worked, however it kinda smells like something is burning in the car...is using tin foil bad for the electrical system? any help would be appreciated...
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theres a reason why you kept blowing fuses. you need to find why it is. short? the fan is drawing to many amps from being stuck or the motor is blown? the burning smell is probably wires, you need to fix it before it ruins more stuff.
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thanks, i'll probably just take it to a mechanic. ha, i did hydrolock the motor a few weeks ago...still runs but motor's probably garbage
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tin foil makes an awful fuse....kinda defeats the purpose of having fuses...go get it fixed right before you have a fire......and take the damn foil off the fuse
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yeah once again, didn't listen to h-t's advice and fixed it when it should've been fixed. my car caught on fire yesterday. i have now confirmed one should never use tin foil as a fuse.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #6
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hahahhaaha....seriously, a fire???.....I mean that sucks for you, but godamn I hate to say I told you so, but

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You should have known better, but whoever that "someone told me" is, find him and kick him in the nuts for me, and write dumb *** on his forehead with an indelible ink maker please. 94
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No way... Someone actually did this? Pic's of fire?
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congrats lambo...you have made it to my world famous signature spot....keep up the good work
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I thought fuses were meant to pop so it doesnt lead to something worse.
ie. a fire?
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Well.... I guess you kind of fixed the problem of your heater not working. Just cozy on up to the fire and you should be good to go.
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This is why I never venture out of GDD anymore.
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this cant be ****ing serious.
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Believe me, it very well could be. Its true about that one guy who fixed a fuse with a bullet. Run enough current though gunpower and...
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bahahahahha no ****ing way....
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Believe me, it very well could be. Its true about that one guy who fixed a fuse with a bullet. Run enough current though gunpower and...
thats a ****in myth... mythbusters proved it to be false...
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