Buss Fuses Informative - Save Money be Wise

Review by Marine 63 on 2010-12-15
I got a great solution to an economic crisis...to all you people who drive a car you know how annoying it is when you blow a fuse in your vehicle and you know how expensive it has gotten to buy a pack of fuses and on top of that they only give you a couple of fuses of the same kind like we need several of the same kind of fuse. Anyhow, here is a way around having to spend money on fuses ever again and you can get all types and sizes and you can even get a fuse puller for free. Just go to your local junk yard and help yourself to all sorts of fuses, all sizes all shapes and they're FREE! you just got to pull them out of the vehicles yourself, enjoy your adventure :-)
Comments:10 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-12-17
Posted by T on 2010-12-15:
It's a good idea, but how often do you blow a fuse these days (be-dum-dum)? The last time it happened to me was around 10 years ago. Yes, I went out and spent too much for 2 fuses, but over the years it isn't very significant.

When my brother went to the junk yard for parts for his 20 year old rare car (Merkur), he yanked a bunch of similar stuff (dash lights, switches, relays). Keeps em in a box.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-12-15:
Unless your vehicle has major electrical problems, fuses should seldom, if at all, be replaced. If a component keeps blowing fuses, a mechanic specializing in auto electrical systems should check it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-16:
So...you're only interested in comments that 100% support your idea and don't care to read anyone's thoughts/opinions/suggestions if they differ, even slightly? Great! I'll keep mine to myself then. Thank you for coming back and clarifying.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-16:
lol yeah JC we already have a regular like that.
Posted by Inat on 2010-12-16:
so this "review" is kinda like a "tips from Heloise" type thing? good tip.
Posted by T on 2010-12-16:
Marine 63 -> I commented because I am an electrical engineer and have maintained my cars and equipment my entire life. Just rebuilt the motor, tranny and bevel gear box on a '75 tractor, the clutch and entire brake system on my F150, and that was in 6 months. I worked at GE and Lucent, and have travelled internationally to assist others with technical electrical problems. I appreciate the shout out, and look forward to using your tip when a fuse blows on the hearse taking my prostate body to its burial site.

I DID start off my comment with "It's a good idea"... didn't I?
Posted by T on 2010-12-16:
I also pointed out that pulling parts from cars in a junk yard can be a good idea, for some people. I tried to be supportive, while presenting another point of view. Not a "superhero," just a person.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-16:
Good advice. Makes sense to me.
Posted by Marine 63 on 2010-12-17:
Narrow mindedness leads to tunnel vision...tunnel vision leads to blindness, that's why this Great Nation is going down the tubes, you got full time my 3 cents superheroes. Keep giving your whats left of your hard earned cash to big corporate America who's ripping you off.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-12-17:
I have gotten miscellaneous pieces for my cars out of salvage yards on the cheap as well...once I was looking for a relay. The auto parts store wanted $30 for it; I found one out of a junkyard for 50 cents. Another car I once had kept breaking a plastic brake-booster diaphragm; I got a number of those from a junk yard for about 50 cents apiece as well. As for fuses, junkyards are good, especially if you own an older vehicle that still uses the round glass tube fuses, which are getting harder to find, since most fuses today are the little plastic wafer-type. Junkyards are also good for finding missing trim pieces or hub caps.

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