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Adding fuse to trailer light converter harness?
|Author||Topic: Adding fuse to trailer light converter harness?|
|Casco Bay Outrage||
posted 04-14-2006 07:44 PM ET (US)
I have just finished installing a converter/trailer light harness on my 99' 4Runner. This will be my 3rd one in 3 years. The first one due to heavy waves at the ramp. The second due to bad install by Uhaul.
The install is a bit of a bear since it is hidden inside the trunk side wall trim. Given this and the cost/effort to install, can/should I install inline fuse(s)?
If I added an inline fuse, which of the 4 wires should get one?
Any estimate on appropriate fuse rating? My Load Rite has conventional tails, center rear marker light bar, fender and tongue lights.
I plan to disconnect the harness prior to launching but would feel better knowing a fuse will blow prior to the $40 converter.
posted 04-15-2006 10:30 PM ET (US)
Normally the hot side is fused, so you would need three
fuses. I'd put an ampmeter on each, measure it (running lights in normal mode, left and right with brakes on).
Add 50% and that's the fuse I'd use.
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