Can't Remove 40 Amp Fuse? - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Register Home Forums Active Topics Topic Finder Photos Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto Loans
TaurusClub.com is the premier Ford Taurus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 5912
Join Date: Sep 2005
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 38
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
timr has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Thumbs up

This may sound crazy, but I have been trying to remove the 40amp fuse from the fuse box under the dash of my 2002 Taurus. I try pulling out on it and it won't come. Is there some special locking mechanism I need to remove? I am afraid to pull as hard as I can since I don't want the whole fuse box coming out! It's square with a see thru window on the top of it. It's for the blower motor.
thanks
timr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-26-2010, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Member Number: 8464
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Boston suburbs.
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 713
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
goodbrosuit has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Send a message via MSN to goodbrosuit
Default

Try harder.

There's no locking mechanism, just yank it out, it won't pull anything else out.
goodbrosuit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-26-2010, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Whitespys's Avatar
 
Member Number: 27744
Join Date: Apr 2010
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 14
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
Whitespys has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default

QUOTE (goodbrosUIT @ May 26 2010, 05:19 PM)
Quote:
Try harder.

There's no locking mechanism, just yank it out, it won't pull anything else out.[/b]
Agreed the are made snug so you get good contact, 40amps and poor contact leads to overheating and/or fire.
Whitespys is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2010, 07:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
Crazy Devoted Member
 
Member Number: 5295
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miramichi, New Brunswick
Drives: 2005 Taurus SE 3.0L Vulcan Bought with 111,432KM in October of 2012
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 5,756
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 34
the_intimidator_02 is a jewel in the rough
Default

Use needle nose pliers to hold it better, that's all I ever do for those style fuses.
__________________


Life is a hard teacher, it gives you the test before it teaches you the lesson.

The Human race is governed by it's own imagination.

Please don't steal, the government can't stand the competition.
the_intimidator_02 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2010, 08:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
Member Number: 16800
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Schenectady, NY
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2003 SES Vulcan OHV 2v Lowend.
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 2,396
Trader Score: 1 reviews
Rep Power: 18
thesavo has a spectacular aura about
Default

I would also not use any penetrating oil (read PB Blaster) either. That can act as a (poor) conductor.
Just remember to keep your head away. You may be more comfortable hanging you head over the fuse panel. DON'T! When it frees up there will be a recoil, the pliers can hit you in the face.

I personally, and i know others hate this, but I pull and reinsert each fuse when I get a used car. It helps a few years later.
__________________
2003 Vulcan AX4S Spruce Green

For Sale
Gen 3 & 4 Parts
Wood Grain Radio Trim

I am TheSavo on the following Boards,
Crownvic.ca, Crownvic.net, Escape-City.com, FordEscape.og, FordTaurus.net, ExplorerForum.com, F150online.com, TaurusOwners.com

Like my diagrams? they are from AutoZone.comSign-up for a free account.

Vehicle Maintenance Log. http://www.mycarprojects.net Also has an Android App.
thesavo is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2