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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 19th, 2019, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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fuse box in need or repair,

Finally got a chance to dig into the nissan today to diagnose the fuse box. seems the connectors that hold the ato/atc fuses inside the box have corroded and snapped off the holding clamps. dug around on the good ole interweb and cant seem to find any replacement connectors, pico offers some ato/atc connectors but they are proprietary to theyre fuse box.

is there any place i can find these connectors?

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post #2 of 6 Old Jun 19th, 2019, 09:13 PM
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Probably your best bet for an OEM fuse box is from a junk yard. You might even be able to get a fuse box and it's associated harnesses which might simplify replacement without cutting any wires.

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Probably your best bet for an OEM fuse box is from a junk yard. You might even be able to get a fuse box and it's associated harnesses which might simplify replacement without cutting any wires.
unfortunately the way these harnesses are set up on the b11. the only quick disconnect or gang plug available to be unhooked os for the engine harness. the rest is hard wired into the fuse panel hence why im trying to avoid having to cut and splice wires and would rather just replace the terminals
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This is the second time I've said, "Back in the day," and it's making me realize how old I'm getting... Anyway, back in the day, you could purchase the plastic fuse block, P/N 24311-01M00 (now discontinued), through your local Nissan dealer. However, all you got was the plastic block; it didn't come with any of the terminals with it. So, those wires with terminals that were good would have to be carefully removed from the old fuse block and installed in the new fuse block. Any wires that had bad or damaged terminals would have to be cut and new terminals installed on the wire. The new terminals would come from a Nissan terminal and connector repair kit that was force shipped to the dealers when it came out. It was made by Kent-Moore and it was very expensive! It had assorted empty harness connectors, assorted terminals, pin tools and weather seals. Each part in the kit had a Kent-Moore part number. Now, what the part number was for those particular terminals, I have no idea. If you have an old Nissan dealership near you that was around in the 1980's, it's "possible" that they may have some terminals in their kit. I wouldn't hold my breath, but you could check with their parts department, as that's where they probably keep the kit, and hopefully you'll get a patient parts man with not a lot to do at the time who can help you. You could try getting in tough with Kent-Moore to see if they can help you, but I would suspect the chances of them still keep those parts in stock are slim. As already suggested, you could try finding an old B11 in a junk yard and cutting out the fuse box (make sure you get as much of the harness as possible, preferably at least 8"). Then, you could either remove the individual wires with the terminals (as many that you need) and solder them to your existing wires in your vehicle...or, splice in the entire fuse box to your vehicle.
Now, unless you are restoring this to concours condition, what "I" would do is simply cut the two wires to each fuse cavity in the fuse block (one fuse cavity at a time) that have damaged terminals and install an inline fuse holder (make sure the wire of the fuse holder is at least the same gauge as the wire of the vehicle harness) with the proper fuse rating for that circuit. It'll make the repair a whole lot easier and quicker than trying to find OEM parts:

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i was given an idea today after talking to an old school mechanic that was around toyota in the 80's he sufggested i try this mom n pop parts place known to have weird odd and obscure connectors and parts from anything older then 25 years. im hoping i might score there for just the connectors. already priced a fuse panel and jumper harness from a local yard. might need to go yank one for the 20 bucks they quoted me just to get the extra relay clips to add a fuel pump and not need to make a relay bar in the dash. this things getting a sr20 come hell or high water and im trying to do everything as stock looking as possible.

thanks for the tip for the kit though. i do know a dealership thats been around a while. will check with them and see if they have the kit hidden away but will contact original manufacturer. thanks for all the information
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after doing some posting on instagram, i was given a hint for anybody else looking. allegedly at harbor freight stores in one of the multi assortment wiring connectors you can find these plugs that will work in the fuse panel. imma go sometime next week and see what i can find and report back if successfull because this is something we can all use the resources for
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