400 mf fuses behind fuse panal, help!

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15 Jan 2013 08:53 #13206 by john a. volak
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the 2 plastic fuses behind fuse panel are hard to find, when i found them, i took them apart to check fuses, but i didn,t know that there were springs inside them, i,m still looking for springs but can,t find them, but i haven,t stopped looking. does anyone have any? does anyone know what size they are if i have to buy 2? the fuses were fine but i can.t put them back together without the springs. thanks, john

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16 Jan 2013 09:42 #13219 by wallyp
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In-line fuse holders always have springs...

See if you can adapt ballpoint pen springs.

Wally Plumley
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www.928gt.com

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18 Jan 2013 16:15 #13246 by john a. volak
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walter, do you have any idea how long springs should be? and how do you hold springs and fuses in place while you try to put them together again? thank you so much, john volak

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21 Jan 2013 07:49 #13268 by wallyp
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John,

Wallace, actually, but Wally by preference.

Not off the top of my head. A suggestion - it is always a good idea to include the model year and any other pertinent info about your car. Perhaps someone with a similar car would be willing to disassemble their car far enough to answer your question on size.

The spring has to be small enough to fit inside the holder, so the diameter of the fuse gives you the max diameter.

The spring must be long enough to give firm contact, but short enough that it will still be springy when installed. That is, if it is too long, it will "coil-bind", or collapse.

My first attempt would be to destroy a cheap pen to get a spring, then cut it in half (beware of flying ends!) and try it.

Wally Plumley
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www.928gt.com

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24 Jan 2013 09:15 #13299 by john a. volak
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sorry walter 1988 s4,auto, any help would sure be appreciated, thanks, john volak

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29 Jan 2013 18:28 #13374 by ROG100
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John,
Take the fuse to radioshack and buy an inline fuseholder that fits the fuse and then take the spring out and put it in the one in the car - repeat if you need two.
Good luck,
Roger

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06 Feb 2013 10:54 #13488 by john a. volak
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thanks, rodger and guys, i will try this because the pen springs may not be the tight length. now, how does the lock mech. inside door hook up? i,m trying but not having mush success. does anyone have a photo ducument? also how do i get key lock connected to the white plastic rod inside door? any help will sure be appreciated. thanks, john

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06 Feb 2013 11:08 #13489 by Kiln_Red
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John, if I am not mistaken then the only practical way of doing it is to attach the rod to the lock cylinder first. Then reassemble. 928 doors are tricky. It is hard enough to remove the lock cylinder without breaking down the entire latch assembly and pulling it from the door shell. I can only imagine trying to reinstall it that way.

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06 Feb 2013 19:52 #13492 by ROG100
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John,
The ball on the back of the lock can be pushed onto the plastic rod - just need to get inventive.
I assume the plastic rod is still attached to the door lock mechanism?
Roger

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17 Mar 2013 11:31 #13899 by john a. volak
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thanks so much for the info guys, it's all done and back in working condition. what a car, i love it. btw, the electric door lock was replaced before, and when i removed it the upper bolt on the lock was too long and i wouldn,t have found it if i wouldn,t have removed it myself. the bolt was hitting the swival connecter and it would lock up and stop the locks from working, thanks again , john

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