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    Inline Fuse Holder Question

    I am going to be installing a new audio system to tie into my carputer and I was wonder if you attach the inline fuse holder to something. I have seen installs that do not attach the inline fuse holder to anything in the car and it just dangles. I have also been highly warned to screw securely into the firewall or some other place.

    I was thinknig about screwing into something very near the terminal but far away from engine using rubber washers to cushion. Any suggestions?

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    Ive just zip tied it to something strong near by it. That has always worked for me. Just because the placement has been inconvient.

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    Wow, I have been warned and yelled at to screw it into someplace like the firewall to keep it safe. Hmmm, ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbzeag
    Wow, I have been warned and yelled at to screw it into someplace like the firewall to keep it safe. Hmmm, ok.
    What kind of inline holder? A blade or one of those ones that turn and lock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx
    What kind of inline holder? A blade or one of those ones that turn and lock?
    http://knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=FH-20

    turn and lock

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbzeag
    I guess the concern would be what happens if it pops open? Can a piece of the end connected to the battery ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbzeag
    Wow, I have been warned and yelled at to screw it into someplace like the firewall to keep it safe. Hmmm, ok.
    Yelled at? Who's yelling at you...make em stop...tell them you don't like it when people yell
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbzeag
    I am going to be installing a new audio system to tie into my carputer and I was wonder if you attach the inline fuse holder to something. I have seen installs that do not attach the inline fuse holder to anything in the car and it just dangles. I have also been highly warned to screw securely into the firewall or some other place.

    I was thinknig about screwing into something very near the terminal but far away from engine using rubber washers to cushion. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Not attaching the fuse holder to something is one of (if not THE) biggest pet peeve of mine. It shows a lack of skills and someone who is just willing to 'settle' and doesn't spend the few minutes to relocate it to an appropriate place. I'll put it this way, if you were to take that install to a competition, chances are you would be laughed at...all the way out of the door, then talked about later... I can't STAND ghetto stuff like that, it's horrific...

    Don't worry about cushining this fuse holder. If it's made for the car, it will work perfectly fine in the car environment, absolutely no need to shock mount it.

    As for using screws, ABSOLUTELY, HANDS DOWN, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Self tapping metal screws work the best. If you can't find a place to mount it MAKE A PLACE. BTW - 18 wire inches from the center of the positive battery terminal to the output of the fuse....that's the accepted standard distance and anything more gets points counted off in competition. It's also the accepted standard in MECP terms. (I believe it's even a question on the MECP exam....but I could be wrong)



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