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Repl;acement fusible links

I need to know what amp fusable links are needed to be able to replace the old with cartridge style

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  • xinger55 Jan 11, 2009

    Unfortunately neither the wires nor the manual give me that info.

  • xinger55 Jan 11, 2009

    there are 3. One is the Main, which runs about everything. The other 2 are the EFI and the headlamps.

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    Do you know what the wire runs ? i dont wana have you put in to big of fuse tehn you will burn up more wires if there is a short and to small may cause the fuse to blow

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    the only way to tell is to look at the wire it should say on there 14 gauge or 10 gauge find that out

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Well th email one i would go with a 25amp fuse to start out with im not sure what it all runs but give that a try. The other two i would go with 15 amp fuses im going with a lower amp fuse for know try it if they blow they might be to small or it is possible you have a wire short

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Gray wire should be 12 gauge, green =14G, black or orange= 16G, brown or red = 18G, blue is 20G.

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