so you are having troubles finding fusible links for gen 1??

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so you are having troubles finding fusible links for gen 1??

#1 Post by sim_rx3 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:50 am

was playing around the other day and found this out..

here is an easy and cheap mod for ya fusible links

DO NOT BUT IN ANY BIGGER RATED FUSES THAN I HAVE SHOWN OR YOU MAY BURN YOUR CAR TO THE GROUND IF IT GETS A FAULT

basically the hand tools you need is a pair of pointy nose pliers and a thin wood chisel.

firstly disconnect ya battery

then take all your fusible links out and unbolt the fusible link holder from the guard

get the pliers and put it in the middle between the terminals and twist the pliers so the mica snaps and comes out like shown.

then use the chisel the shave down the excess mica left as shown -

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then buy theses FEMALE style of fusible links - http://www.narva.com.au/Fuses_6.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

they can be sourced from repco autobahn or supercheap

20-30 amps for the smaller wires and 60 amps for the main wire and it will plug in like this.

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then bolt ya fusible link holder back to the guard and reconnect the battery..

all done! 8)



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update 11/07/2011
JONNY422 wrote:Thought I'd add.

You no longer need to mod your fusible link holder.

Narva now make new slim fusible links like the ones pictured above that just simply go straight in.

Remove old fusible link wire and plug in new.

I'll have a look for the part numbers now........

Ok.
30 amp narva p/no. 53030BL

60 amp narva p/no. 53060BL

They look the same as the older ones except skinnier on the bottom and have a slit in between the female blades so u don't need to mod your fuse holder.

Jonny
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#2 Post by KYPREO » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:53 am

Nice work Sim!

So, I've got a question...to what extent are fusible links more desirable than fuses?

I've replaced the fusible link block with a fused distribution block, using similar fuse values, but obviously your mod is easier.


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#3 Post by sim_rx3 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:05 am

hey greg..

basically this mod is for an easy upgrade using whats there..

there is no real difference from a fuse and fusible link as they are both fuses anyway

if you look in most modern cars now in the mazda range from the fc onwards they use those fuses ive linked to anyway..

just saves people from tracking down the ol mazda fusible links that everyone has troubles with and buy just a little effort that anyone can do.
they can replace the old cable style fusible links to the new style.


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#4 Post by sprocket_67 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:52 am

This is SOLID GOLD :!:

A simple and workable fix to get rid of those bloody fusable links.

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#5 Post by touki » Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:55 pm

i thought everyone did this.

i asked the auto elec to change them and this is what they did.

i tell you what its worked flawlessly, no more lights dramas or fires....


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#6 Post by touki » Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:13 am

bump, this should be tech ref.

i swear every first gen has probs with these


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#7 Post by BUZ81 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:40 pm

touki wrote:bump, this should be tech ref.

i swear every first gen has probs with these
X2 for the tech ref


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#8 Post by lowkey » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:35 am

x3 for tech ref TECH REF



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#9 Post by r0880 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:56 am

Had dramas before with these as well.
Another tech ref vote.



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#10 Post by KENDO » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:30 pm

distribution block is the way to go!!

but good cheap alternative.


dist block cost about 30 bucks to do.



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#11 Post by PROJECT-X605 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:07 pm

ive never had an issue, what goes wrong with the links?



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#12 Post by Hempie » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:07 pm

hey sim!!

Im curious why you use a 60A Fuse in the middle, going by the fact a Gen1 Altenator is 50A shouldnt you use a 50A fuse for the mainss!!!


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#13 Post by sim_rx3 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:11 pm

Hempie wrote:hey sim!!

Im curious why you use a 60A Fuse in the middle, going by the fact a Gen1 Altenator is 50A shouldnt you use a 50A fuse for the mainss!!!


Thanks

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thats what i had on me at the time.

the cable is larger than 6mm so a 60 amp fuse will be fine.


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#14 Post by NO1200 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:28 pm

Been doing this for a while on various cars. Good thinking 99. :D



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#15 Post by sim_rx3 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:30 am

PROJECT-X605 wrote:ive never had an issue, what goes wrong with the links?

just read around on the forum man. they do eventually stuff up. mazda want too much for them and these are a better item anyway.


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