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#1 Rosssco

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:03 PM

Any one know how to remove the fuse pins from the fusebox? I know you get specific de-pinning tools (like a little set of keys), but unsure if you could just use a small screwdriver etc.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 06:11 PM

I don't have specific knowledge of the fuse holders used in the VX, but generally if you're not looking to reuse the terminals then something improvised like small jewellers screwdriver(s) perhaps ground down could work but there's a greater risk of damaging something. Mind you even with de-pinning tools sometimes the retaining tangs on terminals can break when you bend them back into position for re-use.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 06:23 PM

Forgot to add I've had pretty good results using the spung metal strip that runs along the back edge of old wiper blades. If you're lucky it might be the correct width, otherwise it could be ground with a Dremmel.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 04:57 PM

I think you need to get a specific tool as you need to be able to remove two pins at the same time..

 

I gave up anyway!



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM

It can be a right pain. On the fuse holders I work on you have to remove a plastic retaining block from the back (that usually breaks) and force the terminal tool in (that usually breaks) really hard to remove the terminal (that usually breaks) 😄

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:08 AM

I've replaced some of mine. It was a while ago but IIRC there's a plastic strip to remove and then a micro screwdriver can be used to open the latch retaining the terminal.

Not quite sure on the plastic strip but its definitely do-able

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:36 AM

Yeah, little red plastic strip was pushed back, but couldn't get the latch to move.

 

I just wanted to get one out with damaging the fuse holder..



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:17 AM

I think the red things slide out completely

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:59 PM

Yeah I was having difficulty extracting the complete strip.



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

I’ve found a micro screw driver works quite well...


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