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ARE YOU SURE A FUSEABLE LINK IS WHAT BURNEB OUT AFUSEABLE LINK IS A PEICE OF WIRE ABOUT A FOOT LONG THATS MADE TO BURN OR BLOW LIKE A FUSE AND USED ON MAIN CIRCUTS THAT RUN OFF THE BATTERY STARTER IGNITION ALTORNATOR ITS CLOSE TO BATTERY AND YOU CAN;T REPLACE WITH REGULOR WIRE YOU NEED TO CHECK ALL MAJOR POWER SYSTEMS THINGS THAT HAVE LARGE WIRES RUNING TO THEM FROM THE BATTERY

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