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Where can I get main 100 amp fuse?


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#1 porcupine73

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:38 PM

Hi. Anyone know if the main 100 amp fuse (2000 Outback wagon) is a dealer only item? Or can I get it at parts america or autozone or even napa?

Ideally I need to get one tomorrow (Sunday) and my local dealers are closed, and the aforementioned vendor web sites are useless in finding this fuse. Thanks! zzz
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:43 PM

Try the auto parts stores, as its a standard fuse.

How did you manage to blow the main fuse?

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:47 PM

Thanks nipper. I thought I saw fuses like this at the chain stores before but I wasn't sure.

How did you manage to blow the main fuse?

mm..well hehe, you remember that alternator thread about making sure the grounds were good and alternator connections were good? Well it turns out my alternator + connection and alternator ground are both pretty good..... :dead: just not when they're touched together with a screwdriver.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 05:07 PM

Here's a couple pictures that led up to blowing the main fuse...thank God for the main fuse!
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 05:22 PM

Also note that liquid tape is highly flammable.....but it does make it harden faster.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:09 PM

:Flame:

I assume that was before the liquid tape hardened?

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:13 PM

lol yes it was. Actually the flame happened when I was using a lighter to shrink the heat shrink tubing, which had the liquid tape underneath. Apparentley it turns out their flammable warning on the liquid tape can is indeed a warning and not a dare.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:25 PM

SO you blew the main fuse AND needed a fire extinguisher


thats a double point score :)

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:31 PM

lol yes all in all I'd say it was a successful day! The real test will be seeing if replacing the main fuse makes the car work again....

else I'll be saying "it seemed like a good idea at the time..."

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:34 PM

lol yes all in all I'd say it was a successful day! The real test will be seeing if replacing the main fuse makes the car work again....


and all i get to blow up are those mudder ruckin illumination controllers.

(I have dash lights again but no dimmer)

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:49 PM

(I have dash lights again but no dimmer)

I could take a look at if you want...:lol:
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:17 AM

OK, got the new 100 amp main fuse put in. I went to autozone, parts america, and carquest, but the largest fuse they had in this style was 80 amp.

Parts america did have a similar 100 amp fuse, but it had straight legs, not legs bent at 90 degrees like the Subaru fuse. So I got this fuse from parts america and bent the legs carefully with needlenose pliers. Then during installation I was careful not to let any of the tools touch the body...:dead:

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:13 PM

Keep the fuse in mind if you ever visit a wrecking yard. I've pulled hundreds of fuses in the past and stored them in my garage, just in case. They are small enough to put in your pocket or a compartment of your toolbox.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:37 PM

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Only slightly "OT" ;) :
http://www.coinfacts.com/nickels/buffalo_nickels/1936_buffalo_nickel.htm
http://www.coinpage.com/coin-image-1145.html

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:53 PM

hehe thanks for the coin links. That was my temporary replacement fuse. just kidding.




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