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1965 Chevrolet C10 fuse block/panel.

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In the circles you can see that two of the metal clips that the glass bulb fuses snap into are missing. They have been gone since before I had the truck.

The current heater blower motor and the radio are on the same circuit, the one with the most wires coming out on the right side... and it blows. I'm guessing the replacement heater motor draws more amps than the one that was in it when I bought it.

Now the simple solution would be to move something to another circuit with less amps being drawn on it, but I'm down on options there.

Now... I'm thinking if I can find some old clips, maybe I can setup a new circuit, snap in a new glass bulb fuse and run some wires and I'm cooking with dynamite.

If that is not feasible, I am thinking of adding a small circuit block for accessories, with a relay to activate it via an ignition hot circuit. They have these at the parts stores, with 4-6 circuits... so turn key to ignition hot, 12V goes to the relay, which turns it on, which activates the juice to the additional accessory fuse block... then I can wire things separately.

I'm thinking I should put the radio and whatever else over there if I do it, leave the heater motor blower on the main panel. Hmmn.

anyway, just thought I'd run it by ya'll.

-W

edit : the top circuit missing a clip is a 12V ignition hot, the bottom circuit missing a clip is 12V always hot circuit
 

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Woog.. the bottom one I believe is just a spare fuse holder, no truck have I ever seen has a fuse there..
 

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Woog.. the bottom one I believe is just a spare fuse holder, no truck have I ever seen has a fuse there..
Ah, well that is a interesting tidbit and good to know. That bottom circuit is a 12V always hot, so I'm guessing it was for a clock or something like that as it has that blade slot to the left of it.

Thanks for the reply.

-W
 

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An in-line fuse holder would be a good option, wired to switch on and off with ignition. They are available at any auto parts supply house. At NAPA, the part number is NW 726108. You can put whatever amperage glass tube fuse in it; the holder is rated for 22 Amps and the price is $3. Back in the day, they were popular for wiring in a CB radio.
 

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Fuse box

WOW ! Dude this looks A lot like what my fuse box did when I first bought my Truck ! But the other guys are right the bottom is empty from the factory . And I replaced my whole fuse box with another one from a Junk yard in better condition than mine and wired it in . Now everything works great ! Also someone must have done some weird wire work to this one not intending to use either the radio or heater again maybe ? Or you may have a short some where .
 
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