[DML] Re: Fuse box replacement
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[DML] Re: Fuse box replacement

Finished my fuse box replacement tonight.  I switched to my 30W pencil soldering iron and I found that it works VERY well once I made sure to use a razor blade to quickly scrape the tip a few times before each use, followed by tinning the tip, tapping it clean, then putting it right on the connector.  I had some great looking solders in seconds.  I likened the technique to making sure the connector appeared to be spray-painted with a light coat of solder.  

I also had a small metal cookie sheet on the rear shelf.  I used a pocket-sized vise grips to hold the wire to the cookie sheet edge with the connector sticking straight over the flat part of the sheet.  This way the connector stayed steady while I held the iron and solder wire with my hands.  I'm very confident with my soldering ability now :-)

Also - I used some really neat black cold fusing electrical tape to re-wrap my main loom in the electrical compartment.  Now I have a very tidy looking fuse area!

Oh and this whole job took about 10 hours!!!  Beer to celebrate!



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