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 Post subject: Fuse Problems, 93 Geo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Location: San Diego, CA
Had a frustrating issue today with a fuse replacement on my '93 Metro Vert. I'd carelessly neglected to disconnect the battery before checking the alternator charging lug's tightness. The wrench touched the firewall; a quick spark flashed and I'd just blown the charging fuse--the large yellow 60 amp plastic fuse within the fusebox on the left fender. Damn. Now I need a replacement 60 amp starting / charging fuse, I thought. I subsequently learned, from a couple of futile trips to auto parts stores and a few more phone calls, and an online search, that no one seems to carry the fuse anymore--including Japanese specialty parts stores. I'm still stunned. An automotive fuse; a part that's expected to fail, is NLA.

Does anyone here know a good source for those odd plastic Japanese car fuses?? I know Honda also used them extensively during the '90's. Of note is that this particular fuse--probably because of the high current involved--60 amps--has wider spacing between the female spade connections. It's about 15 cm instead of the more common 10 cm, and the blade connections are wider as well as being further apart.

I can hot wire the connection for the moment and I'll probably wire a new fuse inline if I'm unable to find an OEM replacement. Any thoughts anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
try carquest or napa or orliley or whatever it is you guys have down there

LITTELFUSE Part # PAL060BP
LITTELFUSE Part # PAL060
BUSSMANN Part # FLF60

im almost positive that it has a 10mm bolt holding it in, just make sure that you get the one with the bolt holes.


its a common fuse, there are domestic cars that use it also

-Amer

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Many thanks for the part numbers. That's reassuring; they are still available then. We have NAPA, Carquest and O'Reilly. I'll call them tomorrow.


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