on my 70 bug ... i am replacing the harness (have a 'stock' replacement
harness in a box ready to go in) ... while i am doing this i am
considering replacing the old fuse box with one that takes moden blade
style fuses ... are there any companies that make one for just this? or
am i to use just a generic fuse box with the same number of circuits as
the old one ... ?
mostly going to be cleaning up the wiring and how it is ran and such
... for a nicer apperance and to make it easier to trace down problems
with this car .. (the current harness is a hack and a half ... red
connected to black then to orange .. etc etc... decided it will be
easier to just replace it ... then try to sort through all of it and
repair the bad sections ... )
Not aware of any replacement units being made.
What about taking the old unit out and try to resurrect it? If not
terminals are broken you could get away with using citric acid on all
the brass/copper terminals. Or low pressure glass beeding.
Would take some time and effort though..
For connectivity's sake I think I would try and source a blade style
For citric acid you can use the yellow bottles people squirt(the content
of) into their tea, yes it really does work! And it should not harm the
plastic/Bakelite(pending on year).
not sure what you are trying to do.
Are you trying to replace the original fuse box with one that takes the
blade fuses? With the exact same fit and # of fuses?
Or something different? IIRC The older Porsche 911/912 had multiple fuse
boxes, two in the front luggage/trunk area and one in the engine
Whoa! Bookmarked link.
Those look like some quality fuse blocks.
The rest of the site is worth a look as well.
Isn't it incredible that, 70 years after inception,
so many vendors are providing aftermarket and repro items?
Long live the Beetle!!
yes wanting to replace it with something that takes blade fuses ...
doesn't have to be the same exact fit... just near to it ... doesn't
me if the fuses are changeable under the hood instead of under the dash
... just wanting to go on over to a fuse that is easier to locate since
i will be redoing the whole harness anyways ... it would need to have
the same amount of circuits .. and wouldn't hurt to have one or two
checkout watson street works http://www.watsons-streetworks.com/vw.html
they cary complete kit $350
or you can get just the fuse block from painless, not cheap either but
you have a few options there
plus flasher relay is integrated into the block.
hmmm that watson kit is quite nice ... i may get it instead and just
sell the factory replacement harness that i have still in a box ... i
plan on driving the car on a daily basis .. and would just feel safter
knowing it has fuses that i can pick up at most any 24hour convience
store if i have to (on that note, i can't find a single place in town
that sells the old style fuses now)
Reading this, I just thought I would suggest carrying a full set of
emergency repairs with you.
Full set of bulbs - fuses - connecters - some wire - elec tape ....
Thats before we get to things like, coil - fuel pump and filter - plugs and
leads - points and condenser ....
Spare cables - clutch and accelerator..
And the minimum tools for you to replace them.
You can make a 'get you going' kit for each car you have, for very little
money, very little space, and grerat piece of mind :-)
Depending on how well you know the car - maybe a shop manual too!
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