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Old 05-24-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Inline fuse holder needs fixin'

Hi - I accidentally cut the wire between the power jack's inline fuse holder and the battery terminal. I've got an 07 Safari. Seems like all I need is the small piece to crimp on the end of the wire that will hold the fuse, but it's hard to find! Barker Mfg. is sending me a new fuse holder (free), but the wires are already crimped on and they said it was easiest to just splice it into the existing wire. That sounds like an inferior fix. I understand it's not easy to crimp onto an 8 gauge and I don't really want to spend a lot of money on a crimper that I'll hardly ever use, but I suppose I can take it to a shop that has one. So my question is, what do you all think is the best solution? Should I splice in the new holder that Barker's sending me, or should I find a shop that has the right piece and the ability to crimp on my current wire? The length is still good. Didn't realize it'd be so hard to find that piece, and that working with 8 gauge wire (factory-installed) is not so common.


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Old 05-24-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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fuse holder.

Just take the fuse holder they send to you. Cut the remnants of the old one off (both ends). Get some heat shrink, correct size, cut it to about an inch or tow ...two pieces. Slip a piece on each of the trailer wire where the fuse holder was. Now crimp the new fuse holder onto the wires, Slip the heat shrink over the splice and heat with a flame.

O.K. The crimp is not tough. Without a hand crimper...lay the wires to be crimped on a hard flat surface with the crimp/splice fitted to the wire ends. Then a punch, small rod or a large flat blade screwdriver (not sharp) smacked sharply on the splice will set the crimp. The wires are set now and should not move.

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Old 05-25-2010, 05:37 AM   #3
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A pair of vice grips will do the job or go to Radio Shack and get a Champ Tool.

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