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Old 03-11-05, 04:37 PM
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Fuseable link conversion

I replace the fuseable link with a spade fuse box. I have done a search and really didn't find many answers to as what minimum size of fuse I can use on the main circuit. I saw where someone recommended a 60amp fuse, but I am having a hard time finding a 60amp fuse in the standard blade fuse. 30 amp is the biggest I have found in stock and they can get a 40 amp. Does anyone know what would be recommended for the main circuit and the two other aux. circuits?
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Standard blade fuses will NOT do for the main engine fuse block. Blade fuses are not designed to handle the kind of current draw required for some of the main ciruits in the car, and I'd wager the fuse block isn't either.

I would HIGHLY recommend a good tube-style fuse block, such as the type designed for high-powered audio equipment.

I bought a nice block from my local car-audio store with gold plated connectors and a pretty clear cover for about $50 Canadian.

I'll be installing it as soon as I get my car back from CP Racing....
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Please post pictures im interested in seeing how you set it up... Thanks
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I saw some brackets on ebay that supposedly make the conversion easier. This is te first I've hear dof this conversion. What are the benefits
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Originally Posted by riza
I saw some brackets on ebay that supposedly make the conversion easier. This is te first I've hear dof this conversion. What are the benefits
no crappy fusiable links, a fuse you can check easily to make sure its not blown.
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And not to mention, if you use a standard fuse that you can find at any car audio shop, it's much easier to get replacements than the nearly-impossible-to-find fusible links.

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Just use the 2nd gen box in place of the fusible links. That is what the bracket on eBay is for.
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Yup. I plan to do it when I get around it. In the meantime, my magic tool bag I carry in my car has 3 extra fusible links
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Originally Posted by riza
I saw some brackets on ebay that supposedly make the conversion easier. This is te first I've hear dof this conversion. What are the benefits
Link?
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Yup. I plan to do it when I get around it. In the meantime, my magic tool bag I carry in my car has 3 extra fusible links
your lucky you can actually find them around there... Here you ask for fusible links they turn there head sideways and look at you like your retarded... Then they give you the normal fuses which dont work
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Oh. I've found them at junkyards, including Wackyracer's private one
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yah i guess you gotta hoard those things huh, and its just a stupid little wire. thanks to cdrad he got me out of a bind when i needed an extra. isnt there an easy way to make these little things?
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Use a 2nd gen fuse box

The 2nd gen fuse box installs real easy. I had to drill one hole. There are a few extra fuse locations also, so an e-fan and re-wired fuel pump could easily be added. The fuses are easy to get also.



I bet you can pick one up at a junk yard pretty cheap.
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is there a post on how to hook up to the 1st n 2nd gen for this. And what r the amps difference from from what like i have a gsl-se 85 to the 2nd gen. and ty for any pictures
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okay so what are the amperage values if I wanted to repalce the fusible links with something else???????
Anyone know for sure or have a reference?????????
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Originally Posted by TurboIIGuy
okay so what are the amperage values if I wanted to repalce the fusible links with something else???????
Anyone know for sure or have a reference?????????
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Match your main fuse to your Alternator rating + about 5 or 10 amps... So if you've got a stock alternator, use a 60 amp... If you're running the S4 alt, use the 80 that the S4 fuse block comes with... Headlights shoulbe be 20 or 30...
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I have done the fc fuse block swap into a few fb's its pretty EAZY and by far a better setup. you can get that kinda fuse and just remove the stock fuseable links and replace with the newer fuse. they fit like a glove. I have even installed a fc fuse block as a extra fuseblock on my b so i can have all the extra spots to hook up my airhorns, extra power outlets, foglights and such
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Link?

I can't help but to chime in here. You can find the bracket here:
http://www.mrcmfg.com/respeed

It uses two factory threaded holes and is made of aluminum sheet.

Todd, I hope you liked the product.


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Damn nice stuff Billy.
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I get fuseable links from my local Mazda dealer....

But I'll post pics once I get my new fuse block in...
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Easy as 1, 2, 3


remove and label each wire

Cut off connector, install new connector, solder, and use heat shrink tubing.

Mount and smile
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Here you og! All the parts needed to do the conversion.


And the finished product! Had to cut a little of the factory mounting bracket, but it looks awesome.

I had a friend of mine at the local printshop make me a new screen label for the top showing all of the new values of the fuses and what they go to.

Here are your values:
EFan: 20amp
Headlights: 30amp
Main Fuse: 80amp I have an 80amp 2nd Gen Alternator
Retractors: 30amp
Computer: 30amp
Injectors: 40amp
One open one for expansion.
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I actually have a 2nd gen fuse block if anyone wants. I was going to use it, but decided on the aftemarket one instead...
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nice work Max, and John.


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smnc, I'd appreciate the fuse block. 2nd gen parts are hard to find here in Ottawa.

I'll PM you.

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