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Old 09-27-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Fuse Switch

I'm towing a 2009 Malibu and pulling the ignition sensor fuse is a pain in the @%&*. Has anyone done a switch mod for "mini" fuses? If it was a full-size fuse a common electrical spade would work, however, I'm lost as how to deal with the mini fuse.

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Old 09-27-2009, 01:53 PM   #2
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How about this gizmo. I just got one!



Remove the 2A fuse, plug it into the adaptor harness, plug the harness into the mini socket in the panel. Drill one 3/4" hole, mount the switch .. good to go!
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Where do you get one of those critters????
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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A couple common electrical spades with a little grinder wheel work on them to make them narrower will work. Add a little wire and a inline 2 AMP fuse and a switch.

Less then $10 in complete setup. Or pay over $30 for the made up one plus shipping.

I made my own for a 08 HHR. Put my switch right under steering wheel.
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I made my own for my HHR too. But you can buy the mini fuse tap from places like Amazon...

Wirthco 30100 mini fuse tap
Amazon.com: Wirthco 30100 Taps For Mini Fuseblocks: Automotive
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Fuse Switch

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Here is what I did.
Take an old fuse 30 amps works well to give you meat to do what follows. Either blow the fuse by shorting or drill out the middle of the fuse to separate the two sides, then drill down thru the top of the fuse and create a channel that runs along side each side of the disabled fuse. Epoxy or glue an individual wire into each side making sure to contact the wire core in the fuse. Then attach a fuse holder then extend the HOT side thru a switch and drill and mount the switch where it works best. I bought a switch with a small mounting bracket, made it easy.
Think my total cost was about 7 bucks It is mounted under the dash out of sight and positioned where knees or feet won't hit it

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Where do you get one of those critters????
Jim, I obtained it from one of the vendors at the Bounder Rally - RVing Fuse Switch.

Now that said I can't find the product on the website but just address an eMail to Contact us or sales.
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Thanks to everybody for the multiple solutions. I'm on it!
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Jim, I obtained it from one of the vendors at the Bounder Rally - RVing Fuse Switch.

Now that said I can't find the product on the website but just address an eMail to Contact us or sales.
click on [accessories] on the left...
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