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B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm

Nicely done, I like that method!


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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Post by amblerman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:04 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Nicely done, I like that method!
Thanks.

However I forgot to give credit where credit is due.
I got the inspiration from this thread.

viewtopic.php?t=35208

I'm going to update my post to give credit.
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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:21 pm

amblerman wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:04 pm
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Nicely done, I like that method!
Thanks.

However I forgot to give credit where credit is due.
I got the inspiration from this thread.

viewtopic.php?t=35208

I'm going to update my post to give credit.
-A
Definitely, the OP made a very nice detailed writeup!


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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:00 pm

Knocked this out today. I used the NAPA lugs mentioned in the OP and 4x 10 AWG wire. It was pretty easy to run through the stock routing, fortunately.

It seems to have taken care of the two codes I had related to the CEL and ETS light. All I need to figure out now is the whining ETM... but that's for another thread.

The terminal in the fuse box was BAD! I noticed it looked a little corroded, but somehow I didn't have any real voltage drop. Before and after it read 0.01V at idle.

I used this SWAGER (that better, Abscate? :mrgreen: )(ordered with the MVS Amazon link, of course!) and it seems to work well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017S ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Post by amblerman » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:59 pm

Wow.. That wire looks horrible. Definitely needed to be done.

When I did this job on mine, the connection at the fuse box end looked totally fine but I decided to replace it anyway.
One of my issues was that it was loose at the battery terminal end.

I used the same crimping tool. Worked pretty darn well I thought.

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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:49 pm

amblerman wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Wow.. That wire looks horrible. Definitely needed to be done.

When I did this job on mine, the connection at the fuse box end looked totally fine but I decided to replace it anyway.
One of my issues was that it was loose at the battery terminal end.

I used the same crimping tool. Worked pretty darn well I thought.

-A
I think so too, it's a good buy for $24.

It's funny, because when I looked at the terminal before, I didn't think it was that bad. It wasn't until the other day that I really looked at the wires and saw how frayed and corroded they were. Of course, it wasn't as bad when it was attached as it is in the photos, but it wasn't a whole lot better.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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