Fuse Ratings

Q: I have a fuse that continues to blow in my car. Can I replace it with one that has a higher amp rating to keep it from blowing?

A: Never replace a blown fuse with one that has a higher amperage rating. Severe electrical damage could result. The fuse needs to be the weak link in order to protect components in the electrical circuit. If the fuse continues to blow, too much current is trying to get to the intended load. Bring your car to a shop that specializes in auto electric problems.