Can I replace a fuse that keeps blowing with a larger one?
- January 9, 2017
- Autocare Service Q&A
- Posted by Jason Kircher
- Comments Off on Can I replace a fuse that keeps blowing with a larger one?
Not only will using a fuse with more amps not solve the problem, it is likely to cause a whole host of other, more significant problems. Fuses are present to protect the components of the electrical system. Rather than destroying the circuit when there is a surge of power, the fuse blows to protect it. If the fuse keeps blowing, it is an indication that there is a problem in the electrical system. If you use a fuse with the wrong amperage, the fuse won’t blow as intended, damaging the circuit and resulting in a much larger repair bill. Rather than risk blowing the circuit, take the car to a repair shop to determine what is causing the fuse to repeatedly blow.