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While removing the blown alternator fuse...prongs of fuse remain in fuse box...how do I remove them?

How do I remove prongs left in fuse box housing? I have tried pliers and they still won't come loose...in fact one of them broke leaving me very little left to pull on......argh

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SOURCE: remove fuse 120a

You cannot change the fuse the way that you are trying. You need to loosen all of the bolts that holds the fuse box to the inner fender, and then observe the sides of the box, there are tabs that allow the exterior/bottom of the box to be pulled DOWN. After the box bottom is released, the 120 Amp fuse is accessible.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: 1991 Ford Probe fuse box

to ensure good connections, yes but you still should be able to plug the new fuse in until you get the box relpaced

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SOURCE: removing the 8o amp main fuse from 1986 Toyota pickup

yes, you must remove the top panel on the fuse block the 80 amp fuse is bolted to the the fuse panel, hope this helps if not get back to me as i strive to be the best please rate my fix Thanks Ray

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SOURCE: changing the 120amp fuse - alternator on 99 toyota

you have to take out the fuse box it bolts from the bottom,be patient.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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my mazda 626 familia 97 the main engine fuse 80A was blown and my car totally dead..is it have a big electrical problem cause the fuse to blow up?

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