Fuse Box Replacement for Defender Style ROW Vehicles
Over the years, have spent way too much time trying to correct the short comings of the round glass fuses behind the center dash cover on ROW Defender style vehicles.
After spending hours cleaning, sanding, spraying the fuse clips without contiguous reliability I have been replacing the fuse boxes for years with various 6 X mini-fuse boxes.
The mini fuses are easier to install and replace than the glass fuses.
This month, I finally found a fuse box that will fit in the original space and take a soldered spade connector from underneath.
This makes replacement very easy.
You clip the wire(s) on each position, strip the wire, attach the wire(s) to the spade connector, solder the connection and slide the spade into the underside of the new mini-fuse box.
The result is that all the wires reach and the replacement is 1 to 1 for the original, so the original fuse legend is still identical to the fuse positions on the new fuse box.
When I get a little time, will remove the metal fuse box surround and install 2 of these fuse boxes, replacing the original ones. There is also loads of room to trim the surround to make room to add additional fuse boxes for auxiliary custom wiring.
Will update this thread when I get more time to conduct an install.
The fuse boxes are made in Italy and not sold to individuals, but think I can supply a kit with fuse boxes and solder on connectors for about $49.
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