Burned Fuse Connector Repair
- Wiring connectors
- Test light
- Protective eyewear and gloves
- Replacement fuse
Helpful Information A car has many fuses, some protect a small system like a rear windshield wiper while others protect major system circuits, like the engine management system. The primary purpose of an electrical fuse is to help protect a circuit from damage in the event of a short. A fuse is designed to break stopping the voltage flow in the event of a power overload or short circuit. Each vehicle has several fuses that are necessary to safeguard electrical circuits. An electrical circuit will always fail at the point of highest resistance. Most of the time that point is the fuse holder. If an electrical circuit fails, an electric window system (for example) the first thing you should check is the fuse. Best Practices
- A burned fuse holder is not always easy to detect, in this case remove the fuse of the circuit in question and replace it with a new one. Next with the key in the "ON" position move the fuse in and out of the fuse holder and note the effected circuit such as electric windows. If the device starts working while moving the fuse in and out, the fuse holder is burning and a repair is needed.