Originally Posted by gene2624
How did you do it
Thanks for joining us. Glad you found this forum. Many good folks, like you, help many good folks here.
Please look at this thread: 2014 Honda CR-V fuse by-pass switch
I have one change I would recommend. Move the switch from where I located it. I often bump it with my knee and shut it off when it should be on. With care you can mount it in the blank position in the switch cluster under the ECON
switch. There is a lot of plastic in the blank that needs to be carefully removed. The alternative is to find a switch that will fit the blank and do the job.
Modifying the fuse was a bit of a trick. Because the fuse legs are aluminum they can't be soldered to. You need to be creative when mounting the lugs on it for the extension wires. With needle nose pliers you can pull the fuse out of the case, cut the fuse bridge and reinstall the legs into the case. (I think I would use supper glue to keep them aligned if I were to make another adapter fuse.) After the case is built and the legs are secure drill a very small hole in each post to attach the terminals. Clip a notch in the terminal loop and squeeze each down to fit the attaching screws. Run the screws into the fuse case and epoxy them securely in place. When this fuse case is reinstalled the terminals will need to be custom bent. Install the new fuse holder of your choice on one side and to the switch you are to mount, and the other switch and fuse terminal together. Install the components and new fuse in the holder and test.
I hope the pictures help with the words here. Any fuse that fits the slot can be used because the fuse link is being removed. This is simply now an access to the fuse box terminals.
Mine has served well to date, except for the location I chose. Because my switch has a pilot light I can see if it is on and if the circuit is functional. I have traveled all day and the car starts fine when I park for the night.
Why Honda chose to locate this fuse as they did is strange. This switch is a good solution.
Let me know if I can give you any other advise. I look forward to seeing pictures of your setup.