Hi-amp alternator fuse at firewall may short out on Mercury Mystique

Problem Description and Possible Solution
The hi-amp alternator fuse at the firewall commonly shorts out; the shorted fuse could be mistaken for a bad alternator.
Problem Data
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Average mileage: 168,000 (106,000–230,000)
3 model years affected: 1996, 1998, 1999
5 people reported this problem