Does not drive into smoke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Fuse box cable removal (2004)
I didn't take pics, so I'll try to describe what I mean.
In the 2004 model, the fuse box is under the seat and is held in place by two clips on each side of it. Once you pull the box out of the clips, you can see all the cables leading to it at the bottom, and the lid (with the fuses underneath) at the top.
Is it possible to pull out the cables (and then connect them back) without damaging the fuse box? In other words, are the cables "hard-wired" into the fuse box, or do they have some kind of connectors that come out of the box?
I want to install an auxiliary power connector (for GPS, phone charging, etc), and I want it to be only powered when the key is in the ignition (and turned). After a while of exploring various ideas, I figured that the most convenient way to connect the relay trigger would be to connect it to the tail light fuse. Now I need some elegant way to get an extra pair of cables there, or at least one (the other going to the ground).