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    Fuse box question.

    I have an empty slot in the fuse box. Nothing is labeled on the panel for that slot. It's giving me battery voltage when the car is on. Is it ok if I wire something directly to it with an inline 2 amp fuse (I don't really want to splice into any other wires in the car unless I have to)? Is there potential for damage or something? Also, the bolts down there holding the fuse box seem to be grounded well since my volt meter works, but is that actually a decent place for a permanent ground?
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    I don't see a problem with doing that Good luck SNO

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    it is good to know, how much ampere you can use from this contact/slot.
    if you use more than allowed, maybe you destroy the switch, fuse or other parts in this line.

    just for information.

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    I agree, that was actually one of my worries, but how would you test that. My draw isn't going to be more than 2 amps I believe, but that info will still give me a piece of mind. I have the field service manuals for the car, but can't find or trace that info....I don't think they'd even provide that since it's a blank slot.

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    If you can see the back and it is fed with a wires check the gauge of it going to that slot. If there are no wires going directly in the slot back then I would assume it would be rated around 25amps being that it would have some sort of bus bar inside the fuse block, see what max amp fuse you already have in the fuse block. I would safely say you will be safe upto 15 amps which would never get any where near that from carpc. Just my 2 cents SNO
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    I'm with SNO on this one, I don't think I have ever seen a fuse lower that 5A in a vehicle main fuse block. I would be shocked if there is anywhere in the block that couldn't handle a 2 Amp max load
    My 2007 Ford F350 Work Log located HERE

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    Ok, thanks all.

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