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post #1 of 4 Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Fuse holder loose

Has anyone ran into a problem where the holder for a fuse is loose causing a poor connection?
I have a problem, every now and then while driving a fuse comes loose and causes my throttle to become unresponsive and gauges to go down.It is the same fuse that will blow when you have a short in your overdrive switch.

I can reach down, push the fuse in a little and everything goes back to normal.

Is there a good fix for this or should I just go in with a little screwdriver and try to make the blades of the holder a little tighter? Thanks
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And you're Sure the OD wires are OK?

The fix I always use for a "loose fuse" is to get one of those Tap-a-Fuse brass strip things (was probably one of those that caused the problem in the first place) and put it over both legs to make it tight again...
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Thanks noralphs, youve helped me out more than once. I will look for one of those

Also, no my overdrive wires are not okay. It pops the fuse whenever you push the button

The fuse is loose too though. I can push it in and hold it, and the problem goes away.
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You're gonna fix that wire then right?

Here's a good guide -> https://b7445ba3-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites....repairV-2.pdf?
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