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Hi All, several of the fuses in the engine compartment are larger than usual (R1, R2, R3, R4, & R5) and I cannot find a way to remove any of them. The fuse body doesn't stick up and is almost flush with the black backplate and there's no room to wedge even a tiny screw driver round the edge. Can anyone adivise how you remove these fuses? Tanks in advance, Phil
 

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Hi Phil,
They are not fuses. They are relays which are a electromechanical switch. They are extremely reliable and very rarely need replacing. A fuse is to protect overload, or short circuit; a relay is not.
They can be removed with a bit of force, often the outer case moulding breaks away from the internals.
Put simply, they should'nt need removing. Leave well alone unless you're very familiar with such devices.
 
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Hi Phil,
They are not fuses. They are relays which are a electromechanical switch. They are extremely reliable and very rarely need replacing. A fuse is to protect overload, or short circuit; a relay is not.
They can be removed with a bit of force, often the outer case moulding breaks away from the internals.
Put simply, they should'nt need removing. Leave well alone unless you're very familiar with such devices.
indeed, they are used to switch high power circuits, controlled by low power switches or electronic control modules.
it's a very bad idea to poke around a fuse box with a screwdriver.
 
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