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Offline austexstang

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Fuse removal
« on: January 31, 2017, 03:49:32 PM »
Hello Everyone:

What kind of tool/device do you recommend to remove the fuses in a '65 Coupe?  They seem a little difficult to replace and I don't want to break one.

Thanks 

Offline ChrisV289

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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 04:01:02 PM »
Could always disconnect the battery and use a small flat head screw driver
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 04:13:03 PM »
I've most often used one of those cheap pick tools with the curved end. Work it into and behind the metal end and swing one end out of the receiver to 90 degrees from the fuse black then pull the fuse out.

Just what has worked for me
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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 04:14:15 PM »
+1
don't pry on the glass area, use the small screw driver on the end (chromed) area. Some can be difficult.
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Offline jwc66k

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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 04:23:32 PM »
Use this link to get an idea of what a fuse removal looks like - https://www.amazon.com/Littelfuse-097023BP-Tri-Puller-Fuse-Puller/dp/B000BOB3TW/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1485893915&sr=1-1&keywords=fuse+removal+tool
use the small screw driver on the end (chromed) area. Some can be difficult.
Could always disconnect the battery and use a small flat head screw driver
DO NOT USE A METAL TOOL TO REMOVE A FUSE. If you are not familiar with servicing electrical or electronics equipment, do disconnect the battery.
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Offline austexstang

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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 04:34:17 PM »
Thank you all for the ideas/suggestions...  and YES, step #1 is always disconnecting the battery....

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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 10:53:00 PM »
Use this link to get an idea of what a fuse removal looks like - https://www.amazon.com/Littelfuse-097023BP-Tri-Puller-Fuse-Puller/dp/B000BOB3TW/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1485893915&sr=1-1&keywords=fuse+removal+toolDO NOT USE A METAL TOOL TO REMOVE A FUSE. If you are not familiar with servicing electrical or electronics equipment, do disconnect the battery.
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I use a very close variant of that tool.  Many fuses become one with the clips when rusted or corroded, and even then, they will break on me.  Disconnect the battery and use a small jeweler's screwdriver to wedge a space between the fuse and the clip on all four points and then use the tool to pry the fuse out.  Unfortunately, that tool is too wide for 7.5 and 2.5/4.0 amp fuses. 

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Re: Fuse removal
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 04:00:10 PM »
Nice...   thank you