Blade Fuse Retrofit Kits

E28 technical advice asked and given! Troubleshooting, modifications and more.
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e28 kit ordered
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SmokeyJohn102 wrote: Apr 21, 2022 8:20 PM Just ordered mine. This is a wonderful retrofit! Cannot wait to install!
gwb72tii wrote: Apr 21, 2022 8:24 PM e28 kit ordered


Happy to hear it! I should have both your boards mailed this weekend.
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Galahad wrote: Apr 21, 2022 8:25 PM ...
Curious if you're coming to Vintage?
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1st 5er wrote: May 15, 2022 3:33 PM
Galahad wrote: Apr 21, 2022 8:25 PM ...
Curious if you're coming to Vintage?
Sent you an email.
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1st 5er wrote: May 15, 2022 3:33 PM
Galahad wrote: Apr 21, 2022 8:25 PM ...
Curious if you're coming to Vintage?
Not this year - it didn't fit my work schedule unfortunately.
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Galahad wrote: May 15, 2022 5:32 PM
1st 5er wrote: May 15, 2022 3:33 PM
Galahad wrote: Apr 21, 2022 8:25 PM ...
Curious if you're coming to Vintage?
Not this year - it didn't fit my work schedule unfortunately.
:cry:
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All single kits are 10% off for Vintage this weekend! Use code Vintage2022 at checkout.
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Galahad wrote: May 15, 2022 6:30 PM All single kits are 10% off for Vintage this weekend! Use code Vintage2022 at checkout.

😘
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1st 5er wrote: May 15, 2022 6:44 PM
Galahad wrote: May 15, 2022 6:30 PM All single kits are 10% off for Vintage this weekend! Use code Vintage2022 at checkout.

😘


Second one purchased.

1st one went in S38B38 E28. :haul:
This one's for the iS, :ohyeah:
getting :alright: installed :wrenchtime: in Hot Springs :beer:

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𝙶𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜, 𝙽𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚞𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝟸𝟾 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚒𝚜 (𝚎𝟹𝟶 𝚋𝚘𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚕). 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚢 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚎. 𝙾𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝙽𝚘𝚛𝙲𝚊𝚕? 𝚆𝚒𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚖𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜𝚞𝚒𝚝 𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚎𝚏 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚓𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚏𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚋𝚘𝚡 𝚕𝚘𝚕. :(

𝙰𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚘𝚕 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝 𝚍𝚞𝚍𝚎 𝚞𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚎.
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Wow! That is fantastic! I don’t suppose it would work with an e12 by any chance?
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Wow! That is fantastic! I don’t suppose it would work with an e12 by any chance?
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Chowder wrote: May 18, 2022 11:52 AM 𝙶𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜, 𝙽𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚞𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝟸𝟾 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚒𝚜 (𝚎𝟹𝟶 𝚋𝚘𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚕). 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚛𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚢 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚎. 𝙾𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝙽𝚘𝚛𝙲𝚊𝚕? 𝚆𝚒𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚖𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜𝚞𝚒𝚝 𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚎𝚏 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚓𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚏𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚋𝚘𝚡 𝚕𝚘𝚕. :(

𝙰𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚘𝚕 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝 𝚍𝚞𝚍𝚎 𝚞𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚎.
Thanks! I don't know of anybody in NorCal, that's all the way on the other side of the country from me.
virginpilot wrote: Jun 16, 2022 7:05 PM Wow! That is fantastic! I don’t suppose it would work with an e12 by any chance?
Could you email the HGL support account? It should work in an e12 but nobody has tested it yet so far as I know.
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For the Caleb and Jade lovers out there: Holy Grail Labs is pleased to announce the availability of our second product:

BMW E21 Blade Fuse Box Upgrade Kit
Upgrade your flakey, melty, and unreliable E21 fuse box.
Address one of the biggest causes of electrical problems in your classic BMW—the ancient and unreliable torpedo fuses. Our kit upgrades your E21 to modern, reliable blade-style fuses.
  • Compatible with standard / mini / low-profile blade fuses
  • Lower total resistance and won't lose spring pressure over time
  • LEDs show green for any circuit with power; red if the fuse is missing or blown
  • LEDs can be disabled via a switch
  • Includes sockets for four spare fuses
  • Fits under the stock fuse box cover
  • Includes a full set of blade-style fuses
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Purchase here: BMW E21 Blade Fuse Box Upgrade Kit
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Oh, and we'd LOVE more pics of your E28 with our kit installed that we can share on our Instagram (https://instagram.com/holygraillabs_llc).

Email to support@holygraillabs.com por-favor.
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WIth Galahad's help, I just did a write-up on the technology of torpedo (bullet) vs. blade fuses. Hope y'all enjoy it:

https://ceklog.kindel.com/2022/06/21/to ... tomobiles/
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That’s a fantastic write up, thank you for posting it! I can’t wait until the e12 retro kit is available, I’ll get one straight away for my 528i ❤️
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virginpilot wrote: Jun 22, 2022 6:02 PM That’s a fantastic write up, thank you for posting it! I can’t wait until the e12 retro kit is available, I’ll get one straight away for my 528i ❤️
The E28 kit works with the E12. The fuse box and wiring are the same.
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Hi Cek, thanks for that! Galahad told me that there is an actual e12 one in development? Is that correct?
Thanks Scott :D
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There's no separate e12 board, we recently confirmed the e28 panel works in e12 based cars as well.
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Thank you Galahad! I will go ahead and order one. I am a little nervous about fitting it, is it relatively straightforward?
It will be awesome to get rid of those horrible bullet fuses and I’m sure it will make things a bit safer too! 🤗
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I'd say it's straightforward, most people seem to install them without issue. It usually takes a couple hours, make sure you read through the instructions and take your time.
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And pictures, lots of pictures!
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Thank you everyone for your advice! I’ll definitely do that. My e12 is garaged and only goes out in fine weather and at the moment it’s cold and wet here in Melbourne, Australia so I definitely won’t be rushing it! I’ll order one later today. I don’t suppose there are any discount codes? 😜 I’m just being cheeky 🤗
Cheers Scott.
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virginpilot wrote: Jun 23, 2022 8:13 PM Thank you everyone for your advice! I’ll definitely do that. My e12 is garaged and only goes out in fine weather and at the moment it’s cold and wet here in Melbourne, Australia so I definitely won’t be rushing it! I’ll order one later today. I don’t suppose there are any discount codes? 😜 I’m just being cheeky 🤗
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