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Old 04-13-12, 04:05 PM   #16
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Yeah, I know those fuses normally aren't in stock. But, luckily I order parts through WorldPac at my uncle's shop, and they have these fuses and anything else you can imagine in stock. lol
WorldPac has an office here in FL that I have used in the past for other vehicles, however, not for my RX. Was a recommendation from a friend in the industry.
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Old 04-13-12, 09:05 PM   #17
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Time to check ALL the fuses one by one and replace them.
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Old 04-14-12, 06:26 AM   #18
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Also, get an actual fuse "tester".

You can't always tell a blown fuse visually.
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Old 04-14-12, 06:38 AM   #19
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Default ...instead ... use a fuse link of the same or lower ...

That alligator clip idea seems to me to be a bad idea at any time, but especially in a situation like yours where you have unknown electrical faults. As a substitute if you find it absolutely necessary, I would suggest instead that you use a fuse link of the same or lower rating in lieu of the original fuse.

By the way, does anyone have any idea as to approximately how long it takes for a jump using the cigarette lighter to cigarette lighter option?


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No, I didn't have that type of fuse with me. I used an alagator clip to bridge the open circut in the top of the fuse.

Not only were the jumpers on backwards,(less than 1 minute), but I tried to start the car! I think this is where I could have done damage. (I knew immedately what it was, when my car would not start.)
-Funny thing is, when the jumpers were on backwards, the running vehicle i was getting the jump from was OK!
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Old 04-14-12, 07:33 AM   #20
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That alligator clip idea seems to me to be a bad idea at any time, but especially in a situation like yours where you have unknown electrical faults. As a substitute if you find it absolutely necessary, I would suggest instead that you use a fuse link of the same or lower rating in lieu of the original fuse.

By the way, does anyone have any idea as to approximately how long it takes for a jump using the cigarette lighter to cigarette lighter option?
Short answer cant tell.

Explanation:
Think of the two batteries as reservoirs of water, where water is a charge (due to chemical reaction the reservoir is filled magically). The discharged battery is like a reservoir with less water. So the question will boil () down to how long with it take to fill-up the weak battery with a thin tube.
If electrically there is nothing wrong with low reservoir, the high mark () would be reached in 4hrs. Maybe you can get enough juice to get the engine crank enough and catch in 30mins. The answer is all over the place.

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By the way, does anyone have any idea as to approximately how long it takes for a jump using the cigarette lighter to cigarette lighter option?
As salimshah stated, it will take awhile...

You are not running a full 12V across that circuit. Believe it is just 6V. If you have ever seen one of these the cables are not very thick and especially thin when compared to a traditional set of jumper cables where the better sets are quite hefty.

Still, not a fan of jumping vehicle to vehicle and not because of any worries of crossed connections.
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Thanks gentlemen. Excellent answers. .
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Old 04-18-12, 01:14 PM   #23
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Sorry for not getting back sooner.
Things are all better, now.
I went back Saturday morning to work, with my fuse kit.
I found 2 more blown fuses in that box.
After a through inspection I turned the key, it started right up, and no bad lghts!
Took it for a spin around the parking lot, and things were back to normal.
I ordered a part from the dealership, and they told me Tuesday, it would be in.
I went down, after work, tuesday, to find out they ordered the wrong part!
They needed my VIN # to find the 140 Amp fusibile link.
It wouldn't show up on the screen without it.
They happened to have one in stock, all along! $27.40!
Went home and installed it today.
Took me 3 and 1/2 hours, from start to finish. Just a lot of looking for tabs and bolts....And yes, the link IS bolted in from the bottom. 1-8mm bolt, 1-10 mm bolt.
I took a bunch of pictures,but I don't know how to load them here...
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glad to hear you got everything fixed!
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Sorry for not getting back sooner.
Things are all better, now.
I went back Saturday morning to work, with my fuse kit.
I found 2 more blown fuses in that box.
After a through inspection I turned the key, it started right up, and no bad lghts!
Took it for a spin around the parking lot, and things were back to normal.
I ordered a part from the dealership, and they told me Tuesday, it would be in.
I went down, after work, tuesday, to find out they ordered the wrong part!
They needed my VIN # to find the 140 Amp fusibile link.
It wouldn't show up on the screen without it.
They happened to have one in stock, all along! $27.40!
Went home and installed it today.
Took me 3 and 1/2 hours, from start to finish. Just a lot of looking for tabs and bolts....And yes, the link IS bolted in from the bottom. 1-8mm bolt, 1-10 mm bolt.
I took a bunch of pictures,but I don't know how to load them here...
The fusible links are always like that, always bolted down from bottom. Glad you got it fix good job, have a beer.
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I hope I posted these pictures correctly. If you want to see more of these, go to my albums...[IMG][/IMG]
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