I found the best thing in years. They're fuses that light up when they
blow. That way you can see right away which one is bad.
I found them at http://www.smelectronics.com/AFU car fuses.htm They aren't
any more expensive than regular fuses. I got both the ATO and mini ATO
I hate to tell you that there is one thing out there that is better
than these. Fuse breakers. Instead of blowing the fuse, they trip like
a breaker. All you have to do to fix them is push them back in, not
replace them. Sorry.
They used to have those resettable circuit breakers on TV sets. Problem
was, when one 'popped', the set owner would push the button back in,
again & again, until the protected circuit was fried, or a fire
started. I imagine the same thing could/would happen on a car. Manually
resettable circuit breakers DO make sense on something like the fuel
pump inertia switch, but there are only a very few "idiot-proof" apps
for that type of protection on a motor vehicle.
The fuses blow because of an overload. So I think the lit ones are nice,
but make sure you fix the problem.
I did the same kind of thing on my '84 riviera convertable years ago as
the power seat and mirror fuse use to blow periodically. Jumped the fuse
with a high current light bulb. One day when I closed the drivers door,
the bulb lit up (brightly). Found a pinched wire inside the drivers door,
cut by the sharp metal stamping.
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