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Source for Fuse Blocks

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Dogplow Dodge, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

    Hey guys,


    Looking for a high quality fuse block, preferably one that is sealed. It needs to have about 6 to 8 fuse locations in it, as my 20 year old brick has finally told me that I need to replace it's fusable links. Was looking for something that worked well in an "under hood" environment. Found lots of stuff online, but it's primarily not sealed. I currently have a "blue sea" junction block under there for other things in the truck, but it's constantly filled with dust from from the road.

    Appreciate any leads.....


    Here's the fuseable link that went bad today. It controls the trucks ECM and from the outside the wire looked great. It emulsified inside the casing and stopped the power to the ecm, which caused a bunch of problems, including a NO charge alternator..

    So... it's time to fix it... right.


    Thanks !

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  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Painless has a few.

    For sealed you'd probably need a marine application box. Most automotive boxes aren't sealed
     
  3. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

  4. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

    So far, I'm not thrilled.


    Not with the product.... it's okay.


    It's the installation process. Something inside me says that connecting an 8 awg wire to a pair of 14's is bad mojo... I may just replace the bad fuse links with new fuse links of the same size and gauge. This retrofitting stuff is just too much of a pita to fit two different species of wires together..


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  5. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

    It's 99% finished.

    I decided to continue my path of self destruction.... which turned out to work fine so far. I have a few odds and ends to clean up, but for the most part, it's done.

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  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,430

    I would spray all the connections with battery terminal sealer
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I hate that stuff. Always makes a mess of everything.

    Same thing with dielectric grease. That shouldn't be used as a bandaid for a poor connection
     
  8. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

    Fluid film does too. Dirt sticks to it like a drunken old toothless woman hangs on any beef that will even talk to her at the local pub....pumpkin:

    I used dielectric grease on the terminal ends inside the fuse holders. It allows for easier removal, and lessens the corrosion that takes place under those covers,if it ever gets that far...

    Once a year maintenance of checking the connections works for me.
     
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

    Hopefully by eliminating this, I've made things more reliable.... and if not, a can of gasoline and a match work relatively well..

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  10. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I worked with a guy that would put it on every single bulb he ever replaced. More than once I had to clean the socket out to get it to work again

    It really sucks when it's like 5 years old. Then it turns hard lol
     
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,005

    I've seen that as well. If it ever comes down to removal, I could always re-emulsify it with this...

    http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-Cable-De...95&sr=1-1&keywords=electrical+contact+cleaner
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    That stuff works I have some.

    Croc battery cleaner works good as well. We spray it on terminals brush a little than pour a little water on it to clean it up