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Fuse access panel on my S3 keeps dropping down

Fuse access panel on my S3 keeps dropping down

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foot2firewall

Original Poster:

189 posts

66 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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The fuse access panel on my S3 keeps dropping down into the passenger footwell. It's more annoying than anything else, but eventually something will get damaged. I've tried velcro, but that didn't last long. Has anyone got a simple solution that doesn't involve moving some of the electrics to a new location?

Sandgrounder

392 posts

53 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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MIne has two metal tabs which I rotate to stop shelf from dropping. Must have been a Modification by a previous owner!

phillpot

11,312 posts

92 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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This is my solution...........

a piece of black plastic (off-cut of the guttering I made the splitter from) screwed to the "flap" that then tucks into the panel above. It will stay there on its own but, not in the picture, there is usually a single screw in the middle to be 100%




Spanish S2

262 posts

41 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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Good idea Mike, mine has a screw type plastic thing that I turn 90 degree's to release it as well as a Velcro strip.

AutoAndy

1,857 posts

124 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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Mine did that as well.

In the end I glued Velcro to both sides so it wedged and velcroed which worked. Does that make sense?
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techbotics

1,445 posts

91 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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Mine has a lux cable tie option a bit wasteful fut I have hundreds so sacrifice one to hold it closed

smile Damian S3

foot2firewall

Original Poster:

189 posts

66 months

Monday 1st July 2013
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Thanks for all the ideas

wizzer

204 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2013
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Mine is bolted up through the glove box with a wing nut on the inside, crude but it works.

AndrewS2

282 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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wizzer said:
Mine is bolted up through the glove box with a wing nut on the inside, crude but it works.
+1 smile

AndrewS2

282 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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wizzer said:
Mine is bolted up through the glove box with a wing nut on the inside, crude but it works.
+1 smile

glenrobbo

6,340 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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techbotics said:
Mine has a lux cable tie option a bit wasteful fut I have hundreds so sacrifice one to hold it closed

smile Damian S3
Damien, have you tried turning the Ty-wrap inside out so it grips but doesn't lock?
Perhaps I've been living oop here in the frugal north for too long...... smile