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Old 03-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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Bulletin No.: 07-08-45-002

Date: September 05, 2007

ADVANCED SERVICE INFORMATION

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Service Alert: Concerns With Aftermarket Fuses in GM Vehicles

Models:
2008 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks (including Saturn)
2008 and Prior HUMMER H2, H3
2008 and Prior Saab 9-7X

Concerns with Harbor Freight Tools "Storehouse" Branded Blade Type Fuses

General Motors has become aware of a fuse recall by Harbor Freight Tools/Storehouse for a variety of aftermarket fuses. In two cases, these fuses have not provided protection for the wiring system of the vehicles they were customer installed in.

Upon testing the 15 amp version, it was found that the fuse still would not "open" when shorted directly across the battery terminals.

How to Identify These Fuses







Packed in a 120 piece set, the fuse has a translucent, hard plastic, blue body with the amperage stamped into the top. There are no white painted numbers on the fuse to indicate amperage. There are no identifying marks on the fuse to tell who is making it. The fuses are known to be distributed by Harbor Freight Tools but there may be other marketers, and packaging of this style of fuse. It would be prudent to replace these fuses if found in a customers vehicle. Likewise, if wiring overheating is found you should check the fuse panel for the presence of this style of fuse.

All GM dealers should use genuine GM fuses on the vehicles they service. You should also encourage the use of GM fuses to your customers to assure they are getting the required electrical system protection. GM has no knowledge of any concerns with other aftermarket fuses. If additional information becomes available, this bulletin will be updated.






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Upon testing the 15 amp version, it was found that the fuse still would not "open" when shorted directly across the battery terminals.
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omg wow words can not convey the stupidity.
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WOW, hey I tried to messege you Turbo 4 but I don't have enough posts yet, but how is that E-gay turbo?
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Cool, good to hear.
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Yea thats been out for a while, thats why the GM fuses that are at my work are 8 bucks a piece
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I was there yesterday. Got a $2.99 multi-meter and a free 9 led flash light!
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How hard is it to make a peice of metal that burns up when fed 15 amps? Someone must have been drunk at the factory that day.
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Upon testing the 15 amp version, it was found that the fuse still would not "open" when shorted directly across the battery terminals.

And you guys say that Harbor Freight's stuff is easy to break.
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I knew I shouldn't have bought the heavy duty fuses.
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And you guys say that Harbor Freight's stuff is easy to break.
yeah, thats some real quality. 150 amps biotch!

I would love to see a pic of the defective fuse. Its probably got like 8 guage wire in ther or something.
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Wonder how long they left it shorted? I've heard of 7/16 rods glowing white when shorted across battery terminals.
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I was there yesterday. Got a $2.99 multi-meter and a free 9 led flash light!
I have had my 2.99 multimeter for a while. Its tough for 3 bucks. It is the only thing there i haven't broken in a while.
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I had an inline blade fuse module burn itself up to death recently. I mean it cooked itself into a melted ball of plastic. I wonder if the previous owner had a HF fuse in it LOL.

I would guess the blade-fuse section of those are stamped out of sheet metal. Maybe the stamping machine was not working so well that day.
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Wonder how long they left it shorted? I've heard of 7/16 rods glowing white when shorted across battery terminals.
I vaporized a 4 gauge wire by shorting it in a car.

that fuse must be pretty stout.
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I miss HF! But then I think of the stupid people coming in with 4 20% coupons wanting crazy discounts. I had a guy wanting money back. I gave you 120% off in coupons.
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I was there yesterday. Got a $2.99 multi-meter and a free 9 led flash light!
That 9led flashlight is ****** awesome.
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That 9led flashlight is ****** awesome.
Word. I have several of them. One in each car, etc.
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I miss HF! But then I think of the stupid people coming in with 4 20% coupons wanting crazy discounts. I had a guy wanting money back. I gave you 120% off in coupons.
No ****? Wow... Did you show him where the nearest clue bus stop was at?
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