Fuse Box easy to replace? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old November 4th, 2005, 03:52 PM
waveridin1959's Avatar
waveridin1959
Status: Offline
Brian Jones
1995 D-90 ST #2892
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,130
Registry
Fuse Box easy to replace?

Where can I get ahold of a new fuse box? and are they easy to replace? I saw some smoke and found one of my fuses melting. It rained real hard the other day and the truck wouldn't start because the fuel pump wouldn't come on. It started fine the next day but now i noticed this. The pump still turns on even though I took the fuse out.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	random 013aa.jpg
Views:	307
Size:	351.8 KB
ID:	4222  
__________________
1995 Defender ST
1996 Discovery SE7
2008 LR3 HSE - Wife's


“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old November 4th, 2005, 04:12 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
Its completely integrated with the wiring harness - you can't replace it at all without either replacing the harness or cutting all the individual wires.

Painless makes some excellent waterproof fuseboxes which could substitute nicely (albeit with a lot of cutting and crimping/soldering)

If someone knows how to disconnect wires from the fusebox or connectors, I'd like to hear about it.

Also, I've got a spare harness from a non-nas truck you can have for cheap if you want to cut all the ends and replace with an LR fusebox.

Follow-up Post:

BTW - swapping out the fusebox will also allow you to add a circuit or two so that you dont have to tap into fuses for your radio lead or accessories.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 4th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
D-90Slut/Stalker,SNLPres
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,789
Thats the third one I have seen do that. And like Jim said major PITA to replace, for now buy an inline fuse holder at the autoparts store and wire it in until you decide what to do (most just leave it with the inline fuse).
__________________
Don't forget to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old November 4th, 2005, 05:13 PM
waveridin1959's Avatar
waveridin1959
Status: Offline
Brian Jones
1995 D-90 ST #2892
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,130
Registry
The truck still runs so i am guessing the fuse is melted together. I just think this a fire waiting to happen. Where do you think is the best place to put an inline fuse giving that i can get what is left of the old on out?
__________________
1995 Defender ST
1996 Discovery SE7
2008 LR3 HSE - Wife's


“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 4th, 2005, 05:37 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
You want to take the wires off the back of the block and bypass the fuseblock altogether for your inline fuse. To do it, you need to unscrew the entire fuse box bracket, not just the fuse block itself (i.e. not the phillips head screw in the photo). If you just unscrew the block, you wont be able to pull it far enough through because of the bundle of wires.

Personally, I would consider the inline fuse to be a get-you-by fix since the rest of the fusebox has been exposed to the same conditions that caused this incident (assuming its corrosion related as opposed to a funky circuit.)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 5th, 2005, 10:24 AM
waveridin1959's Avatar
waveridin1959
Status: Offline
Brian Jones
1995 D-90 ST #2892
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,130
Registry
Where could I find a Painless fuse box? The wiring through out the truck is going nuts. The fuse to my brakes just melts at a slower rate.
__________________
1995 Defender ST
1996 Discovery SE7
2008 LR3 HSE - Wife's


“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 5th, 2005, 03:23 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
you can check out the selection of boxes at painlesswiring.com - but they dont sell. I got my fusebox from summit racing. You might have to get two and use them side by side. It would be a clear upgrade. Once you see the painless item, you'll notice how its got a nice rubber cover and the backside is sealed with epoxy - I have a supplemental fusebox in the battery box and its doing great down there.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 5th, 2005, 08:11 PM
waveridin1959's Avatar
waveridin1959
Status: Offline
Brian Jones
1995 D-90 ST #2892
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,130
Registry
well I did the "quick Fix" of the inline fuse. I like the idea of those painless fuse blocks, but i don't have a clue how i would replace it any easier. After taking the box out I see the difficulty and amount of wires you would have to deal with.
__________________
1995 Defender ST
1996 Discovery SE7
2008 LR3 HSE - Wife's


“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
ac

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need 1997 D90 fuse box cover- under bonnet Viton Wanted 0 January 4th, 2009 02:49 PM
new fuse box cover mattdh For Sale - Parts 10 March 29th, 2006 01:24 AM
Fuel Pump Fuse Blows all the Time now! thug1313 Defender Technical Discussions 9 March 2nd, 2006 07:55 PM
Need fuse box thumb screw evilfij Wanted 1 June 20th, 2005 10:24 AM
Engine Fuse Box Cover thug1313 Wanted 3 April 20th, 2005 07:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 PM.


Copyright