Identifying a part in a component

Discussion in 'Automotive Electronics' started by Binary Buddha, May 17, 2017.

  1. Binary Buddha

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    Can you guys help me identify that cylindrical resistor looking thing on this? The part is a blower motor resistor for a '97 Jeep Wrangler. I'm assuming that the coil elements are working and that the part I can't identify is what's acting up.
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  2. R!f@@

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    It's a temperature fuse
    From the picture I can see is 121°C. ( it ain't clear).
    That is the fuse threshold. Fuse opens if temp goes beyond that and needs to be replaced.
    Mind you. Soldering is not an option unless you got experience. I can solder those without destroying them. I dunno any other who can.
    You need to crimp a new one
     
  3. fourtytwo

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    You can solder them if you heatsink the lead on the fuse side of the solder joint, gripping the lead tightly in a pair of pliers and doing the soldering very quick usually works :)
     
  4. R!f@@

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    Not if you don't have experience.
     
  5. fourtytwo

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    of what, trying always to have the last word :)
     
  6. R!f@@

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    Experience in soldering on to components that are sensitive to heat.
    Whether you clamp a plier or not on to that fuse, if you take your time trying to solder wire to that, it will open. Period.
    Been there, Done that.

    I dunno what ur problem is but I hold onto what I said.
     
  7. Dodgydave

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    It's a Thermal Fuse.....looks like its crimped into the connector.



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  8. jkaiser20

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    I think you missed where he said 'very quick'
     
  9. R!f@@

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    And you missed the part where I said "if you take your time trying to solder wire to that".
     
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