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I'm not saying you shouldn't carry fuses with this car, I'm saying you shouldn't have to worry about this in a modern car. I have *never* had a fuse blow on car...nor have I ever read about people having fuses blow on any of the car forums I've been a part of. Fuses only blow when there is some electrical surge, or some reason for them to blow. "Oh, my fuse just blew" isn't a solution, the fuse blew for a reason.

The electronics should all work...without blowing fuses
I don't think this is a common problem. This is the first case I have read on here of a fuel pump fuse blowing.

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You need to read more and write less; 2014 GC Stalled on freeway due to Fuse http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/cigare...tml#post990936 If that were the case we wouldn't need fuses.
I read plenty. Posting links to JGC issues makes my point. The JGC should not have these issues in the first place. It's an example of the JGC's electrical unreliability.

I agree it's not a common issue, all the problems I've had mines never blown a fuse. Just the fact that you guys are okay with feeling like you need to carry spare fuses for a brand new $50,000 Jeep is hilariously ridiculous.
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I read plenty. Posting links to JGC issues makes my point. The JGC should not have these issues in the first place. It's an example of the JGC's electrical unreliability.

I agree it's not a common issue, all the problems I've had mines never blown a fuse. Just the fact that you guys are okay with feeling like you need to carry spare fuses for a brand new $50,000 Jeep is hilariously ridiculous.
I don't feel that I need to carry spare fuses. I have never had a fuse blow. It could happen though as it could happen on any vehicle.
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I always carry spare fuses in all my vehicles and I've had blown fuses in all my vehicles (goldwing, vettes, dodge/ford pickups, and grand cherokees). I have never been stranded by a fuse, thankfully, but I have been in the middle of no where on the bike with a blown heater fuse. Because I carry spares I pulled over and replaced the fuse fixing the problem.
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I always carry spare fuses in all my vehicles and I've had blown fuses in all my vehicles (goldwing, vettes, dodge/ford pickups, and grand cherokees). I have never been stranded by a fuse, thankfully, but I have been in the middle of no where on the bike with a blown heater fuse. Because I carry spares I pulled over and replaced the fuse fixing the problem.
What are you doing where you have blown fuses in "all" of your vehicles?! Are these older vehicles?
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What are you doing where you have blown fuses in "all" of your vehicles?! Are these older vehicles?
Would it really bother you if all you had to do was change a 50 cent blown fuse every once in a while?
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It happens and I don't know why it's such a huge debate about the vehicle. I had a car that had the ignition fuse and cigarette lighter fuse as being the same. I plugged in a cheap phone charger and it popped the fuse. Low and behold I was also stranded. It happens and I don't think this has anything to do with the reliability of the vehicle.
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Re: Fuses necessary to get home?

Just a heads up on the spare fuse item…..a few new owners have discovered that 2014 models use a "micro" fuse, and this type is reasonably new on the scene.
Now I don't know how popular these fuses are in the US - but they are hard to find in Australia - they are not normally stocked at the local auto store.

For those that are happy to carry a spare of each rating, it might pay to make sure when purchasing that the things actually fit and will do the job.
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Re: Fuses necessary to get home?

Car companies don't use circuit breakers because they cost more to install and buy and once popped a few times get weak.

There is absolutely no harm in carrying a few essential spare fuses. From my experience I can usually find a non essential fuse of similar amp load and replace what blows. For example the headlights which to me would be essential. I am guessing I can find a similar amp fuse. The mini fuses are something I need to look into. I have a few of them but to be honest I have not popped a fuse in a long time on a stock car or truck. Being prepared if it makes you feel better costs little to carry a few extras. My BMW has extra fuses in the top of the fuse box with a fuse puller and that is make that has many cars well over $50K a pop. Wonder why they provide them?
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I found the fuses at Advance Auto Parts they are labeled ATR and made by Bussman. There are several types of micro fuses. Make sure they are ATR. My battery went dead while getting my windows tinted...horn started blowing erratically, lights flashing. I started pulling fuses and lost a couple. Found out that the DRL fuse also controls the auto leveling headlights. You can drive at night with no horn but it's nearly impossible to navigate with your headlights pointed down. Lesson learned the hard way. Buy some spare fuses!

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What are you doing where you have blown fuses in "all" of your vehicles?! Are these older vehicles?
The oldest was a 2005 vette, that I kept until last year, the rest are newer. Its a simple fix.
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Would it really bother you if all you had to do was change a 50 cent blown fuse every once in a while?
No, but you shouldn't be blowing fuses. Like I said, fuses only blow if theres a reason for them to be blowing. Ive never had a fuse blow in a car...including the Jeep.
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