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Old 01-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #13
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They should, but I thought it was on the other end of the wire. Earlier Focis used a 175a fuse. All it is there is to prevent exploding the battery due to a welded short circuit. Without the fuse or fusible link, someone who didn't disconnect the negative terminal could cause the battery to explode if the hot wire was to short against the engine block and weld itself tight. You'd have super hot sulfuric acid and hydrogen gas all over the place in about 2 seconds. Exploding batteries are not a fun learning experience even if you don't end up dead or disfigured.
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