[200q20v] Fusable link for cooling fan

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Aug 7 11:36:32 EDT 2001

>At 9:20 AM -0400 8/7/01, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>Someone recently described installing one of those pop-apart 
>fuseholder things as a temporary replacement for the Audi fusible 
>link.  I think they found one with a buss-type fuse that was near 
>the 80-amp rating of the fusible link.  Some postings have indicated 
>dealer prices for replacement strip of fusible link at less than $2. 
>Probably can't find a fuseholder and fuse that size for much less.

I agree that given: (a) the trivial cost of the oem  fudible link 
plus (b) the fact that they last nearly 10 years (mine is still 
original) that it makes little sense to bother with alternatives. 
Might want to splurge for a spare link to carry in the glove box. 
However it's not likely it'll ever be used.

I'd imagine that you could simply clean off the corrosion from your 
present link and reuse it. That might qualify for a Benz Award. :-)


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q				mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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