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> Replacement Relay Socket Panel, Updated: Version 3 - Solid State Relays and Fuse Panel Replacement
Evan0
post Apr 30 2017, 10:12 AM
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I've been rewiring my car for the last few weeks and part of that was replacing the factory fuse panel with one that uses modern fuse from JWest Engineering. I was unhappy with the existing relay sockets that I found. As a result of that, I designed and printed a monolithic fuse socket for all the relays, buzzer, and flasher unit.

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After mounting it to the fuse panel. The buzzer is a Hella H35394001. The horn, blower, and fog relays are Hella 933332051. The flasher unit is a Hella 009492101. The head light relay is a modern reproduction of the VW one. Still waiting on the flasher unit to ship.

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I'll be posting the STL files, Bill of Materials, and instructions after I've worked out a few kinks. I would love any feedback or suggestions on improvements.
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post Apr 30 2017, 10:35 AM
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That looks great! How much would you charge to make one or a couple? I would like to buy. Thanks, mark
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post May 1 2017, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Apr 30 2017, 09:35 AM) *

That looks great! How much would you charge to make one or a couple? I would like to buy. Thanks, mark


I'm working on a improved version. I wasn't happy with the clearance for wire routing underneath the dash with it installed. I'll update when new version is ready.
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post May 1 2017, 09:46 AM
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QUOTE(Evan0 @ May 1 2017, 11:34 AM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Apr 30 2017, 09:35 AM) *

That looks great! How much would you charge to make one or a couple? I would like to buy. Thanks, mark


I'm working on a improved version. I wasn't happy with the clearance for wire routing underneath the dash with it installed. I'll update when new version is ready.

Awesome. Keep me in touch please.
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post May 1 2017, 11:29 AM
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I am also interested.
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post May 1 2017, 11:35 AM
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Love it. I'd be down for one too. I've got the JWest fuse block and solid state relays in the engine bay... this would complete the trifecta!

Please let me know if you get to making more.
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post May 2 2017, 11:06 PM
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Very cool! Great idea as well. I'm quite interested; the old relays with their worn sockets always bothered me.

If you don't mind sharing-material and printer? The surface finish is better than any SLA machine I've seen and almost every SLS. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)
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post May 2 2017, 11:19 PM
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Nice innovation (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post May 2 2017, 11:47 PM
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Heck yeah! Nice work!
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post May 3 2017, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for posting! As the round relays are getting more expensive, a cheap, modern alternative would be great. I love seeing this new technology applied to older cars.
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post May 3 2017, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE(jd74914 @ May 2 2017, 10:06 PM) *

Very cool! Great idea as well. I'm quite interested; the old relays with their worn sockets always bothered me.

If you don't mind sharing-material and printer? The surface finish is better than any SLA machine I've seen and almost every SLS. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)


It's Zortrax ABS printed on a Zortrax M200. Most reliable printer I've ever used.
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post May 3 2017, 11:50 AM
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This is great. Definitely interested in one.
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post May 3 2017, 12:26 PM
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Hi EvenO,

As the others have noted below....I would take one in a heart beat!

I too have installed my JWest Fuse Panel in as well.....those old relays are a nightmare...I still have not figured out how to get them to fit in the panel....your set up would be fantastic. Regards, Grant
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post May 19 2017, 04:35 PM
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After a few weeks of redesign, I have a relay solution that i'm happy with. Not only is it more compact, it's modular so i can be reused for other applications. Not sure if I'm going to have the resource to produce these in quantity, but i'm looking into the possibility. I would love any feedback or suggestions on improvements.

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post May 19 2017, 05:28 PM
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What does the side facing the cabin floor look like?
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QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ May 19 2017, 04:28 PM) *

What does the side facing the cabin floor look like?



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post May 19 2017, 06:30 PM
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That's cool, I would be interested in one too (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post May 19 2017, 07:04 PM
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Beautiful and functional!

Put me on the list!

Any chance of turning your attention to the engine compartment relay board?

Chester
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post May 19 2017, 07:38 PM
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I generally have concerns about the so-called 'upgraded' panels because many have proven to be problematic discovered only after a short amount of use. This set-up seems to have some positives.

The custom relay mounting base seems well done and using the new relays and fuses is commendable.

Don't like the cheapo side mount fuseblocks because attaching the chassis harness wiring stresses the wiring- using the flag terminals may address the tight fit but that means that all the original terminals need replacement.

PLEASE do not promote using those cheesy insulated terminals. Locate some solid brass double barrel terminals in the appropriate wire gauges as needed without the plastic insulator - because they are not a good long term solution.
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post May 19 2017, 08:20 PM
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If you don't want to be a manufacture then license it to 914rubber for a % This could be a several thousand unit order when promoted.
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