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Old November 21st, 2006, 08:32 PM
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What is this?

Found it in the back corner of my toughy box compartment. Any idea what it is and would be used for? Where it belongs?

It say on one side: 12v A43 20A
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Old November 21st, 2006, 10:40 PM
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It's a circuit breaker. Not factory. Looks corroded, just throw it in the trash.

It for for accessories like lights etc. It can be used in place of a fuse, instead of blowing they "break" on and off resetting automatically.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 10:47 PM
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It's a circuit breaker. Not factory. Looks corroded, just throw it in the trash.

It for for accessories like lights etc. It can be used in place of a fuse, instead of blowing they "break" on and off resetting automatically.
Hhhmm, so in theory, I could circuit breaker my whole fuse panel. Speaking of fuses, my cigarette lighter outlet went out on me when I tried plugging in my radar detector...<eye roll>
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Old November 21st, 2006, 11:10 PM
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Mine was doing that.

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Hhhmm, so in theory, I could circuit breaker my whole fuse panel. Speaking of fuses, my cigarette lighter outlet went out on me when I tried plugging in my radar detector...<eye roll>
Dirt had collected in the cigarette lighter & created a short. Replaced the lighter with a unit for the bed of a pickup truck that had a nice cover/weather seal over the opening. Hopefully this one will last a bit longer.

$10 fix, no problems.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 11:39 PM
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Dirt had collected in the cigarette lighter & created a short. Replaced the lighter with a unit for the bed of a pickup truck that had a nice cover/weather seal over the opening. Hopefully this one will last a bit longer.

$10 fix, no problems.
Hey Brian, if you could shoot me a link, that would be great. I tried googling based on what you described and haven't found anything resembling that.

Thanks!
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 03:36 AM
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Hhhmm, so in theory, I could circuit breaker my whole fuse panel.
Definitely. You can even buy mini-breakers that plug into the ATO fuse receptacles. But breakers are pricier than fuses.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 01:39 PM
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Hhhmm, so in theory, I could circuit breaker my whole fuse panel. Speaking of fuses, my cigarette lighter outlet went out on me when I tried plugging in my radar detector...<eye roll>
Wait a radar detector in a 90? We go fast enough to need one???
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Hhhmm, so in theory, I could circuit breaker my whole fuse panel.
In theory, yes. But it's not a good idea. Some things are better fused for safety reasons, if you think about how a breaker works. At least most in cars they are auto reset, which you may not want for some circuits. It's fine, however, to replace your fuses with manual reset breakers.
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Ok, thank you!
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