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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Replacing glass fuses with blade fuses ?

Anyone attempt to replace the early 110 glass BUS fuses holders with plastic mini blade fuse holders ? Really sick of the current fuse setup would like to modernize it. Not sure if anyone had done it and can recommend decent parts.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Almost went that route a couple of times. George sells a later style fuse box with all the connectors for the back as a kit.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Who and where is George ?
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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Unless I am mistaken, this George : http://www.roversdownsouth.com/

Guessing it is the Fuse Block Repair Kit in the Defender Parts, Electrical section...
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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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I bought that kit from him also for my ROW. I still have not got around to installing it, but I will have to soon. Looks like a pretty easy job for an afternoon.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Take pictures and document it when you take that project on, I'd love to see a writeup on it.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 10:30 PM
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The RDS kit is $60 and is back ordered for at least 2 weeks wondering if I should just get 2 of these 6 Circuit ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks
http://www.wiringproducts.com/conten...FQJ-5QodrWcnrA
for $11 each ?
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:34 PM
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Take pictures and document it when you take that project on, I'd love to see a writeup on it.
Will do. I am leaving for sea tomorrow. I will get around to it when I get back next month.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:29 PM
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I got around to it yesterday and today.

Step one:
Mark and cut the bracket for the new fuse block



Step two:
Make sure it fits:



Step three:
Install the wiring, I just did one circuit at a time. Sorry, no pic.

Step four:
Mount the whole thing and admire it



Now to figure out what that last relay with a red wire with black stripe is for. It has no input power yet.

Hope this helps.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Nice job, my thoughts exactly, where did you get the blade fuse holder from?
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Old December 21st, 2011, 08:13 PM
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I bought them from Rovers Down South. Nice little kit. I ended up soldering all the connections, I didn't want to chance them coming loose.
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