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Old 06-02-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Totally Baffled!

I know I need to carry extra fuses. I opened the fuse box to see what I need to purchase. What is concerning to me is how do I remove these fuses? Do I just pull on them and they pop out? Can I damage anything?
I did look fuses up in the manual. All I discovered is what fuse regulates what system...nothing else.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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A picture would help. There are several different types of fuses, and I don't know what kind you have. Our 1966 trailer has the old glass fuses, and yes, you just pull on them.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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Yes, either kind just pull them out. A dedicated fuse puller can make it easier but is not necessary.

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Old 06-02-2015, 04:53 PM   #4
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I think by '89 they used modern blade-type ATO fuses like this:

They just pull straight out. If you can't grip the fuses with your fingertips, there are cheap plastic pullers for these that you can pick up at any auto-parts store and probably most hardware stores.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:54 PM   #5
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Thanks! I look at those little suckers and cringe thinking about tugging on one. I haven't done it before..as you can tell! But now that I know it is okay I'll do it. Rather try now when it isn't a critical need. Far less "blue smoke" in the air.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:43 PM   #6
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Before you pull too hard on a stuck fuse make sure you have a spare, I was pulling fuses to figure out which controlled a light, when it came out one of the blades had pulled from the plastic. Be warned if you see fuses that do not have contrasting colored numbers, it could be a chinese "almost" like a Buss ATO. Best guess is that they forgot to put the dimple in the blade to make it impossible to pull apart like the Buss.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:47 PM   #7
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They sell "fuse pullers" specifically designed to remove these.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:50 PM   #8
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Or just use your needle nose pliers. Jim

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Old 06-02-2015, 10:16 PM   #9
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Silly question, perhaps... do you know what a 'needle nose' plier is?
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:47 PM   #10
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Needle nose plier, the wife standing behind needling into your business, poking you and constantly trying to plié information; what are you going, are you done yet, are you sure that's right?
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:55 PM   #11
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For your spare fuses, do as suggested in one of the other posts, be sure to get quality fuses from an auto parts place, not the ones from HF or some of the other inexpensive stores. I am NOT a HF basher at all, but their fuses are not good quality and can come apart in your fingers on insertion or removal. Even the best quality fuses are quite inexpensive.
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