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Unread 08-14-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
mknherhappy
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Fuse box removal question?

Getting ready to remove the fuse box from an 83 scrambler tub, I see two screws from the inside, and I assume those hold the fuse box from the inside, my question is, there is a 3/8" bolt head in the middle of the wire cluster on the opposite side of the fire wall (motor side), does this hold the motor side wire cluster to the fuse box? How do you go about removing it, if this is not the way?

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Unread 08-14-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Yes you are correct. I screw in the middle on the engine side will allow you to remove the box on that side. The two screws under the dash will then allow you to remove the fuse box.

I just removed mine a couple days ago and am in the process of rewiring with a painless harness.
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Unread 08-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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Yes you are correct. I screw in the middle on the engine side will allow you to remove the box on that side. The two screws under the dash will then allow you to remove the fuse box.

I just removed mine a couple days ago and am in the process of rewiring with a painless harness.
Does the bolt in the middle screw out completely? If so, mine is stripped out. Is there any other clips or hold downs for the engine side?

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Unread 08-14-2011, 06:20 PM   #4
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Mine was only the one screw. I think it came all the way out. Try and get a flat head screw driver behind the head and apply pressure while unscrewing. If that makes sense
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Mine was only the one screw. I think it came all the way out. Try and get a flat head screw driver behind the head and apply pressure while unscrewing. If that makes sense
Do all the fuseblocks have the 2 screws on the inside? I can't find any if I did pull them out? I do have the one screw that holds the 2 bulkhead halves on but I'm missing a few screws that I think holds the fuseblock in. Are they special or can I get some at the hardware store? thanks

Edit: I found the screws that I was missing
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Unread 07-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
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You can remove the fuse box with out removing the single screw from the engine side.

THat single screw just holds the bulkhead connector.

Removing the two screws from the passenger side allow you to remove the fusebox a little but the wires are so short it won't move far. Some fuse boxed has two catches as well as two screws holing them in place.

The screw in the middle does not have to come out completely just unscrew it so you can pull the plug out. It's somewhat captive in the connection block but it can be completely removed if needed. Usually you lose it then...
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