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Fuses keep popping loose

Post by Murdock00 on Wed May 28, 2014 8:52 pm

Anyone have a solution for the old 8 amp fuses sometimes popping loose and breaking connection in the old boxes?

Was considering making a small modern style fuse panel to replace them, but would rather fix this right.

Just so you know, this is for a 1960 Beetle and mainly my driver side taillamp fuse coming out. It also appears to be seated well into the holder as well.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Post by callahan on Wed May 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Just fold the tabs on the fuse box in some so the fuses are tighter
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Post by vw57drvr on Wed May 28, 2014 9:39 pm

Electrical spray and tighten the tabs
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Post by vw57drvr on Wed May 28, 2014 9:39 pm

Electrical spray and tighten the tabs
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Post by pwmcguire on Wed May 28, 2014 9:53 pm

callahan wrote:Just fold the tabs on the fuse box in some so the fuses are tighter

Remove the fuse and push the tabs closer together
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Re: Fuses keep popping loose

Post by Murdock00 on Wed May 28, 2014 10:43 pm

Will try that, just didn't want to accidentally break off one of the tabs.

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Post by wagtag on Wed May 28, 2014 11:53 pm

Even if you do snap the tab the box is available from several venders and in a pinch a inline can be spliced in if there's a need to keep it rollin . Is that the four fuse box ?
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Post by pwmcguire on Thu May 29, 2014 8:54 am

If you need an inline fuse. I make these.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1484940
They can be used anywhere. Just let me know.
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Post by Murdock00 on Thu May 29, 2014 10:34 pm

Yeah its the four bus fuse panel, they never have seated right in there as well. Or at least I can't make them sit right in there.

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Post by wagtag on Fri May 30, 2014 9:01 pm

If its shot you can try Robertson automotive in Augusta . Darryl and Silke have a amazing inventory of hard to find parts , PM me if you need their phone number or go the internet route such as http://www.vwispwest.com/home.php .
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Post by Murdock00 on Fri May 30, 2014 10:30 pm

Been to their shop before, but sadly have not had the time to try and fix this yet because of work.

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Post by wagtag on Fri May 30, 2014 10:40 pm

Working man blues, never time for the things you love. you spend your time making a living
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