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Old 04-04-2005, 08:57   #1 (permalink)
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FUSE BOX : Relocation

Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape 2.3L 4x2 A/T

Has anyone tried relocating their fuse box to a different location? like a little bit above or to the right?

i intend to do this as i want to place some speakers where the fuse box is located. i will be building a kickpod housing a midrange and a tweeter.

if anyone has any idea on how to relocate the fusebox, pls tell me so. can i just simply extend the wires? can i use any wire? help me out. thanks
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Old 04-05-2005, 17:16   #2 (permalink)
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Re: FUSE BOX : Relocation

You could relocate the fuse box...........but depending on how far will determine how difficult a job it will be.

The fuse box should be mounted to the dash with screws etc. You could first try removing the screws and see how far it will move by itself..........if it just moves enough to squeeze your speakers in, then you've scored.

If it's still a tight fit moving it more will be a hassell.

2 main considerations:

1. Not enough physical space. ie: hard aircon ducts and dash parts etc.

2. There may be a few wire looms connected in all different directions prohibiting movement.

You could cut the wires and splice in extensions. You'll need to use the same gauge wire (thickness) to avoid heating up and burning out. If in doubt, go a little thicker. Don't cut the wire right at the fuse box........leave some length to connect the extension. See if you can do it by cutting the minimum amount of wires.

Connection type: Solder works best. You could use crimps, but they could come loose in a few months/years and then create problems. The main wire is the fuse box power supply (thickest one). Don't skimp on these one(s).
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Re: FUSE BOX : Relocation

thanks for the reply but i need to know if this has been done by anyone of specifically the Ford Escape 2004 2.3L engine.

i know that in general what you have recommended is what should be done but it was said to me by a ford electrician that the fusebox holds relays on its backside which would make relocating extremely hard and dangerous.

this is why i would like to get a comment/suggestion from someone who has a first hand experience in this.
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Re: FUSE BOX : Relocation

Thats fine, but your chances of finding anyone on this forum with a 2003 Ford Escape would be rather rare.
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