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Old 09-20-2016, 12:17 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Got the ANL fuseholder today and will be installing it this weekend if all turns out. I need to figure out how I'm going to mount it as I'd like easy access in case of a fuse blowing. I'll have to throw together a small toolkit that will stay in the trunk with it too.

This fuseholder looks like a paperweight you'd find on a desk in Corporate America. Pretty sweet looking. I'll have to post a photo.

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Old 09-20-2016, 02:50 PM   #122 (permalink)
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The only thing I don't like about this fuseholder is the four Phillips screws that hold down the cover. They are crappy screws that are on the verge of stripping out (the engagement point of the screwdriver, not the threads). I don't suppose I can complain much based on the price however. I can easily replace these screws. Otherwise it seems surprisingly well constructed.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:45 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Wow. That's more like a trophy case than a fuse holder, eh? haha
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:54 AM   #124 (permalink)
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I've noticed rust stains that go down the rear drivers side quarter panel below the filler door. It seemed to originate inside the door around the filler port, but really only rust stains there too. When I peeled away the interior trunk material I can see a disappointing amount of crusty rust inside the car in that area. It's not readily accessible either as a sheet metal bracket is there to support the filler port and two sheets of metal curve together in a way that makes it hard to get anything at all in there. Hard to explain. I'll post pictures after the Wifey brings the car back after work.


I hate rust. It has killed my cars before. Any thoughts? Is this a typical spot for a Honda to get rust?

Is it possible for water to get there? I wonder if the back window had a leak if it could drip there.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:11 AM   #125 (permalink)
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Ordered a Marinco inlet plug to increase the safety of my on board grid wiring. Currently I'm using an inherently unsafe solution that's documented in an earlier post. (Post #30)

Installing this will leave me with a clean flush mount weatherproof place to plug the car in. I've wanted to purchase this for some time and have finally saved up for it. I think it's especially important as I'm no longer the primary driver of the car for the time being and Autumn began yesterday, time to begin plugging in regularily, and safely.

I had looked at a Genius charge port for a while, but noted it was only rated for 13 amps and though UL listed, it was not CSA approved like the Marinco unit. Costs more but I do push the limits with my setup so safety again.

Those are the only two I see on the market for 120V.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:18 PM   #126 (permalink)
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I like that plug style. Where are you going to mount it?
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:50 PM   #127 (permalink)
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I'm aiming to put it just between the fog light divot near the grille on the passenger side. I have checked to make sure there's enough room and it's as flat a place as I can find on the bumper that's not backed by steel. There's actually an access port under the bumper right there too so installation should be a snap. Certainly more room than I had in the grille area.

I'll post a photo of that spot soon.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:05 PM   #128 (permalink)
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It's dark out and I don't have a good photo of that part of the car so internet to the rescue. The proposed spot is the black circle marked by a red arrow.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:55 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Ack, someone stole the Honda emblem off the trunk of my car in the last day or so. Why do people do that?
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Ack, someone stole the Honda emblem off the trunk of my car in the last day or so. Why do people do that?
Because... want? I hate that. It ain't worth much.

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