Miss­ing fuses

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Help! -

I have a 2014 Jeep Grand Chero­kee diesel and have in­ad­ver­tently blown the 20-amp fuse in the ac­ces­sory socket. How­ever, no dealer in the UK has any in stock and they are on back or­der. They are also fit­ted to Kia ve­hi­cles, but these are also out of stock. The only place I seem to be able to find one is the US or Aus­tralia, which will in­cur heavy postage charges. The fuse is a Mi­cro2 ATR 20 amp. Any idea where I can find one? Robert Oloren­shaw

The Mi­cro2 fuse is the lat­est and small­est fuse de­vel­oped to save space in the fuse­box. It mea­sures 9.1 x 3.8 x 15.3mm, which is even smaller than the mini-fuse that has been in com­mon use for some time and mea­sures 10.9 x 3.6 x 16.3mm.

As you say, the fuses are avail­able from the US, but I was sur­prised by the postage costs of around £20 be­ing asked for such a small part. I was also dis­mayed to dis­cover that main deal­ers do not yet ap­pear to stock this fuse.

I did, how­ever, man­age to find a UK sup­plier that has stock. The fuse in­clud­ing de­liv­ery is less than £3.50, which is far bet­ter value than buy­ing from abroad. The web­site can be found at this link http://bit.ly/1s7qldc. I have not used this site my­self and so this is only a sug­ges­tion, not a rec­om­men­da­tion.

The stan­dard fuse on the left com­pared to the Mi­cro2 fuse on the right.

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