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Old 12-12-2018, 09:00 PM
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I have a '64 coupe. My courtesy lights under the dash aren't working and I suspect that the fuse for that circuit has blown. I know where the fuse block is under the dash, but my question is, how do you reach it to replace a fuse? Is there some acrobatic position you must assume to change a fuse? Any suggestion short of removing the steering wheel would be appreciated.

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:03 PM
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I stole one of the wife’s yoga mats. I kneel on it on the garage floor, lean into the footwell, and I can just see and reach the fuses. I will say that if you are short or have dunlop disease, it will be more difficult.
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I stole one of the wifeís yoga mats. I kneel on it on the garage floor, lean into the footwell, and I can just see and reach the fuses. I will say that if you are short or have dunlop disease, it will be more difficult.
What he said.

Not pleasant, not comfortable, and not easy.

But doable.
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I also kneel the floor and reach in. Before you do that check your brake lights, They're on the same fuse, so if they work that's not your problem. So are the clock and glove box light. It's the bottom fuse, a 20a.

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:34 PM
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I send in my wife.............. I'm 6'4", and not limber..... She the opposite.....
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:38 PM
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The fuse block says that fuse should be 15 amps, not 20. Should I put in a 20 amp fuse instead?
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If you think it is hard try it with an A/C duct in the way.
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Too Bad, that on the C2 Corvette the fuse box cannot be relocated.
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Originally Posted by pgiganti View Post
The fuse block says that fuse should be 15 amps, not 20. Should I put in a 20 amp fuse instead?
If it says 15a, I believe I would stick with that. My 65 says 20a and so does the wiring diagram. Was the fuse blown?
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Originally Posted by CorvetteMikeB View Post
Too Bad, that on the C2 Corvette the fuse box cannot be relocated.
It can be, but if you're having to access it that often you probably have other things to worry about.
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The fuse block placement was not designed for a 72- year old human being so here’s what I do:

1. Put a cushion on the ground for my knee.
2. Kneel down and reach back in there.
3. Remove the fuse with one of those plastic fuse pullers.
4. Replace the fuse using the plastic thing.
5. Call wife on cell phone to help me get up.
6. Take a pain med and apply ice to my back for the rest of the day.

I have found thst if a fuse is blowing often, the location of the fuse block is a real incentive to fix whatever is causing that to happen.

Steve

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The fuse block placement was not deemed by a 72- year old human being so hereís what I do:

1. Put a cushion on the ground for my knee.
2. Kneel down and reach back in there.
3. Remove the fuse with one of those plastic fuse pullers.
4. Replace the fuse using the plastic thing.
5. Call wife on cell phone to help me get up.
6. Take a pain med and apply ice to my back for the rest of the day.

I have found thst if a fuse is blowing often, the location of the fuse block is a real incentive to fix whatever is causing that to happen.

Steve
Funny Steve, in my case:

3a. Realize you pulled the WRONG fuse and the one you need is even farther up the stack and more inaccessible..
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I don’t have a C2 but have had several C3s. One had an issue with fuel pump fuse. It’s the top fuse and also has the A/C duct. I would remove duct and couple other pieces, remove the T top and basically stand on my head. Used long needle nose to pop out fuse. Then use them to hold a plastic fuse holder to put in new fuse. Hardly ever got it accomplished in 1 try. And of course need a light of some type to see.

Then take a day for old body to recoup.
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Down on knees, no silly mat, bend, lean in and reach. Take nap afterwards.
On 64 it's a 15A.

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The fuse block placement was not designed for a 72- year old human being so hereís what I do:

1. Put a cushion on the ground for my knee.
2. Kneel down and reach back in there.
3. Remove the fuse with one of those plastic fuse pullers.
4. Replace the fuse using the plastic thing.
5. Call wife on cell phone to help me get up.
6. Take a brown liquor on ice for the rest of the day.

I have found thst if a fuse is blowing often, the location of the fuse block is a real incentive to fix whatever is causing that to happen.

Steve
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:54 AM
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i replaced two of the primary Buss fuses with circuit breaker inserts...(just as a safety valve and peace of mind). Incentive for that approach? Factory AC duct as well...

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Yes! I need to add that to my recovery. A couple of day of physical therapy might not be a bad idea either.

My wifeís C6 has the fuse block right in front of you in the engine compartment. I only need to go into recovery mode with that car after Iíve managed to get into and out of the seat.

Steve

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So - what's worse ?

My Tundra and Durango both have separate fuse boxes with two dozen fuses and relays and a 3 pt font "roadmap" in the lid of the fusebox to tell you which device does what -- and even then you're not sure what circuits being affected...

Gimme the simplicity of the midyear every time...
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:37 AM
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Yes, fuse courtesy lights fuse was blown. I managed to replace it (head first on my back under the steering wheel). Now the clock works (yeh!) but still don’t get any light from any of the radio, clock, or dial lights.

What should I check next?
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Where can I find one of those plastic fuse removers/putter inners?
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