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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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15 amp fuse in a 10 amp slot

If I put a fifteen amp fuse in a 10 amp slot what will happen? My cab clearance lights fuse blew and it was a 10 amp fuse. I didn't have any so I put a 15 amp fuse in. I'm not an electrical master but what's the worst that could happen?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 09:00 PM
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the worst... melt down the wires.... BUT im goignto say your pretty safe wit hit. It isn't that big of a difference in the two.

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been there done that.....no issues

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 11:40 PM
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ummm fire.... thats what the fuses are for. if you have current overflow there is no built in protection. remove it ASAP.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 11:55 PM
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I wouldn't do it! I have done it in emergencies but replaced it with the right amp when I got home.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 12:13 AM
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i did it for my dash lights just to make it home one time, but put the correct fuse in the next morning

btw andy, i think this is the first post ive ever seen you have that was not sarcastic or funny at all....you really are gettin to be an old man with a truck!

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