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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Azazel23, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. Azazel23


    Jul 27, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    First time post here. Have been tinkering with my own electronics repairs in my spare time from time to time over the years.

    I currently have an issue with a car stereo backlight. Its a known fault and it seems to be caused by a dead fuse.

    An image of the board can be seen
    labelled 2.3A. and discussion of the matter can be found at

    Basically some people have just bridged this with wire, but i would rather replace the component, however i have searched far and wide, but cant seem to find a 2.3A fuse anywhere especially of this size.

    I would appreaciate if anyone here may be able to offer some advise on where i could find such a part. Website / supplier / etc?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Azazel23


    Jul 27, 2011
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    You should be able to find a 2.5A fuse or similar in a package that is close enough to this to solder it in.

    You really should try to confirm it is a 2.3A fuse -- it is labelled as a resistor.

    I see that those 2 images are from different boards. That also helps because it confirms that the other digits are more likely to be a date code than an extended part number.

    This appears to be a very similar part. However it has poor availability.

    Something like this may be suitable. And it's availability is much better.

    Make sure the voltage rating is adequate. Also have a look at 1206 size fuses like this as I think that device is smaller than I first thought. Also reasonably available.
  4. trueblue


    Jul 26, 2011
    A website I have found helpful in searching for particular electrical parts and IC's is They do not have the 2.3A fuse you are looking for but do have a 2.5A fuse which should be an adequate replacement.

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