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Hi. I am new to the site, and I am not sure if this is the correct location for this post.

I recently put an aftermarket CD/MP3 head unit (radio) and speakers in my 96 Taurus GL. When the volume is turned beyond a certain level, it blows the fuse in location 24 (as numbered in the owner's manual. This circuit includes the main radio power, as well as the speedometer's power.

I am assuming that this is because the new head unit draws more power than the factory unit, which was an AM/FM cassette unit. I am also assuming that the premium ford sound systems also drew more power than this basic unit. If this is the case, the wiring might be able to handle more power than the current 5 amp fuse allows.

Would the stock wiring would to replace the 5 amp with a 7.5 amp fuse? If not, are there any other solutions to this problem?
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