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

I have to say I was somewhat surprised when I put the fuses in and turned the key.  Everything actually worked!  The car started on one crank too.  So I guess I did it right!

Too bad I can't drive the car though.  DMCMW has my roof T-panel for a ding repair and I have to get a new windshield.  All the trim is off but the glass is still halfways in place.

Might not get to bring it to the apple orchard meet but I'll come anyway in my daily driver.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Nick Kemp <nkemp@...> wrote:
> A little late now ... keep a wet sponge or wet rag to clean the hot tip. 
> Keep the tip shiny. Now that you've read this, get in the car, drive it 
> to 88mph and the rest is history.
> soma576 wrote , ----On 9/1/2012 8:06 PM ---------------------------:
> >
> > 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!
> >
> > Andy
> >
> >


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