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Old 11-25-2012, 07:21 PM
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How To: Remove Fuse Box

I remember 07metallic making a thread asking if it was easy, and there were a few of us who responded with instructions. i've had mine apart countless times and noticed there wasn't a how-to thread. so now there is....


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ratchet, 1/4 or 3/8 depending on what sockets you have
13mm socket
10mm socket. i use a deep just cause i happen to have one. a regular may work though.
7mm socket
Beer

First unhook the battery terminal in the trunk.

Start by simply taking off the top cover to expose the fuses and relays.

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Next take a 10mm and unscrew the positive terminal on the fuse box and remove the wires.

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Using the 7mm socket unscrew the 5 bolts that hold the terminal assemblies underneath. a 1/4 to 1/2 a turn will loosen them enough to where you can finish unscrewing by hand.

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When you feel them get tight again, lift up on these four tabs. there is one next to the coolant reservoir, two on the engine side, and one on the firewall side. this will lift the whole assembly up.

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Once it's up and 'off'. keep loosening the 5 bolts so the terminals come off the bottom and you'll find this. just unhook them and move them out of the way.

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Once you do that there are three bolts holding on the base of the fuse box. one 10mm on the coolant reservoir and two 13mm below the ecu. the 10mm needs to come off all the way obviously, but the two 13mm's only need to be loosened enough to pull the base up off the bottom bolt, and then over to slide the top bolt out through the bigger hole.

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Move everything out of the way of whatever you're working on and there you have it. Fuse box removed.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:17 PM
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First time seeing the pics with the gold piping and VC. Looks wonderful.

Anyways.. Good how to! Thank ya
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Originally Posted by TStone View Post
First time seeing the pics with the gold piping and VC. Looks wonderful.

Anyways.. Good how to! Thank ya
came out a little more flat than i was wanting but its still all the same and it looks great.

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There needs to be a relocate for this dang thing..
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i will eventually
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to where?
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A relocate to the trunk would be awesome...but probably a pain in the ass!
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fo real.
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gutting the glove box and putting it behind there
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but...i like the glove box
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but... i dont
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sorry i cant afford a dd cobalt and a race cobalt. where wil you keep the manual?!??! huh?!1 ever think of that?!?!1
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my manuals don't fit in the glvoe box.

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no the legit gm one :P
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probly a dumb question mark, but whats with that big thing attached to the fuse box cover?
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ohh. thought it was gonna be something more important
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hahah nah
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I noticed the Miller lite wasn't in the list of tools.
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It does say beer, good thing too, I don't like Miller Lite!
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Originally Posted by LS6Rally View Post
It does say beer, good thing too, I don't like Miller Lite!
Now it does. Look at the time and dye of my post and the time and date that post was last edited.
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Originally Posted by joezombies View Post
Now it does. Look at the time and dye of my post and the time and date that post was last edited.
haha never thought too. beer is always Implied!
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Its all in good fun. I'm afraid if I drank while working on my car I'd get drunk and mad and break some things. Hell I tore into the back brakes over a week ago and its still sitting on stands cause it needs rear calipers I don't have the Money for. Good old gm defective brakes. Oh and that's after buying pads and rotors.
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