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#1 OFFLINE   Estone5794

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 03:59 PM

I just bought a cpo 2013 Ford Fusion I'm trying into install a switch box to control my dash lights ( I'm a volunteer firefighter) . Previously I had an 03 Accord which I had everything wired to add a fuse into my interior fuse box. So I'm reinstalling everything and idk if it's me or it's a different type of add a fuse cause it doesn't fit and I'm pretty much stuck. Can anyone lead me toward an Add of Fuse that is used on a Ford Fusion . I'm avoiding going thru the firewall at all costs and cigarette plugs . I'm trying to use the interior fuse box.
Can someone help me out. Which type of add a fuse to use cause there are atm atl and etc.

*** the add a fuse from my previous car is to big for the current fuse in the 13 Ford Fusion***

Thanks

Edited by Estone5794, 10 September 2015 - 04:01 PM.








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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:34 PM

It's been two years since I looked at the extremely difficult to access fuse panel but my recollection is that the car uses micro3  3 terminal fuses and micro2 2 terminal fuses.

 

Here is one possibility.

 

http://www.amazon.co...L/dp/B00OZFNJI6

 

I have not used this item, just did a search for micro2 fuse tap.

 

There is a white plastic fuse puller stored in the upper left area of the fuse block.  I recommend that you stuff a towel behind the carpeting before removing anything from the fuse block.  If you drop the puller or a fuse it will end up behind the carpet.  It is not easy to retrieve anything from behind the carpet.


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#3 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:50 PM

If you look at the 2013 Owner's Manual on pages 246, 247 & 248 it shows the type of fuse, the location and Amp rating of all the unused fuse locations in the Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel.
 
Each unused (spare) Fuse/Relay Number location has a certain Amp load assigned to it in the OM chart. 
I am assuming that it would not be a good idea to use 20A in a 5A fuse location.  I think #38 is the only spare 30A location.
 
Murphy, does that make sense? 

Edited by GrySql, 11 September 2015 - 12:33 AM.

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#4 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:40 AM

Yes.  They would not wire all of the fuse locations with the wire size required to support 30 amps.  I would say the specified fuse size is the maximum for that position.  Going to a lower value for the tapped fuse would not be a problem.

 

It also appears that for the micro3 fuses only one side is used.  I didn't do an exhaustive check but this means that if a three terminal fuse blows the fuse could be pulled, flipped over and reinserted to get a good fuse.  Not that anyone is likely to do that on the road given how difficult it is to get to the fuse panel.


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