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Hot fuse coupler

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  1. pbhillibz41
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    Hey folks. So my Road Star's light bar shorted out. So I took off the headlight and started playing with wires to see where the short was. Apparently the short was on end of where the fuse was spliced into the other wires.

    My question is, how hot should that fuse holder get? It's one of those where the tube fuses and it goes in the two plastic pieces that connect to complete the circuit. It was hot enough that I couldn't touch it much more than a second. Granted, I had been on it for about 30 minutes, but that was about an hour ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

  2. yaro
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    It should not be hot during normal operation. If it got shorted out it will get hot before burning out. If it gets hot during normal conditions maybe fuse holder is defective and it does not complete the circuit properly.

  3. wdvinpop
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    Hey folks. So my Road Star's light bar shorted out. So I took off the headlight and started playing with wires to see where the short was. Apparently the short was on end of where the fuse was spliced into the other wires.My question is, how hot should that fuse holder get? It's one of those where the tube fuses and it goes in the two plastic pieces that connect to complete the circuit. It was hot enough that I couldn't touch it much more than a second. Granted, I had been on it for about 30 minutes, but that was about an hour ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

    well for one thing the yammi OEM fuse holder is junk!!! i had the same problem i removed mine and replaced it with a new waterproof fuse holder from radio shack. and did away with the old style glass fuse and got the spade type. no more hot wires and blown fuses.

  4. roukhriter8
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    On our police bike we have to replace fuze holders about once a year. The rattling and the heat does a number on them. Plus those things are pulling some amps to the lights. I would try and replace with a heavy duty holder if you could find one.

  5. pbhillibz41
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    Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be replacing a fuse holder!

  6. LiddleBen
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    Check and clean your ground wire to the light bar if you have one. check all connections for corrosion clean if needed. You can pick up a heavy fuse holder @ Advance Auto or Wally world in automotive section. I donot know what amp fuse you run, but maybe you need a slightly higher rated one. Check and clean connections especially ground before doing anything else. Just my tthoughts., L.B.

  7. roukhriter8
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    I didn't ask this on my last post, but have you increased the wattage of the bulbs? If you have you can calculate the required amperage fuze using Ohm's law.

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