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#93123 - 01/09/18 08:29 AM 1965 C10 - fuse wiggles breaks contact
Woogeroo Offline
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1965 Chevrolet C10 lwb/long bed step side

my C10 still has the original style fuse panel with the glass bulb fuses.

The fuse on the heater blower circuit, sometimes it wiggles just enough after I hit a bump or something and it breaks contact, the heater blower turns off.

I'm sure I'm not the only one to have this issue or something similar.

I am curious if there are any safe fixes some of you have come up with?

Thanks.

-Woog
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#93125 - 01/09/18 04:58 PM Re: 1965 C10 - fuse wiggles breaks contact [Re: Woogeroo]
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Have you tried squeezing the contacts with needle nose pliers? Or prying them over with a small screwdriver?
Just don't get carried away.
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#93126 - 01/10/18 08:49 AM Re: 1965 C10 - fuse wiggles breaks contact [Re: Woogeroo]
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What will6er said!!

If the contacts aren't degraded so much from heat that they've lost tension, this is the best answer!

If the contacts are burned or broken, you can solder a single fuse holder into the circuit from the back of the panel or even off of the damaged contacts.
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#93138 - 01/13/18 02:50 PM Re: 1965 C10 - fuse wiggles breaks contact [Re: Woogeroo]
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Thank you for the replies everyone.

I took the fuse out and checked the clips for wiggle, they seem solid. I don't know if the fuse itself was cracked before or broke when I removed it, as it was REALLY in there on the right hand side of the panel, but the glass was cracked, so I replaced it with a new fuse.

Before I did that tho', I bent the right side clip down a smidge, then snapped the new fuse into place.

So far no issues with the heater going off... but will keep an eye on it.

Anyone know what size that fuse clip is, in case I need to know in the future?

-Woogeroo
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