Maytag: The Alpine '87 529i

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Re: Maytag: The Alpine '87 529i

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Lookin' good dude.
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Re: Maytag: The Alpine '87 529i

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Maytag just got "@Galahad's Blade Fuse Retrofit kit Protytpe V2" installed.

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This version differs from Prototype V1 that went in Minerva:

- Transistors automatically enable diagnostic LEDs only when the ignition is on
- Socketed LEDs
- 15A fuse bridging fuses 7 & 8 for US cars. Remove this fuse if the car is a Euro car.
- Better insulation up to to prevent accidents if shit gets dropped on it.
- Black instead of green

Installation took just about 3 hours, but I took tons of pictures along the way to help Galahad with his installation instructions. Worked perfectly (sans a minor issue with the status LEDs that he's going to address in the final version).

For Minerva, I did the 'deconstruction' of the bullet-style fuse holders with the fuse box out of the car (a complete box transplant). And Minerva had no "melty" because it was a brand new fuse box. But I did Maytag as most people will, in-situ. Also, Maytag has the classic "Melty" at Fuse 17 which most people will encounter. Happy to report going medieval on the bullet connectors while all the relay wiring is still in place was no more difficult than when the box was out of the car.

Some pics of the process.

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This mod makes me mucho happy.

If you are interested in this mod, please email me at ckindel (at) gmail (dot) com so I can help @Galahad by doing some customer research (I have a survey I'd like you to answer).
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Re: Maytag: The Alpine '87 529i

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Now that is exciting- looking forward to being a part of the roll out. Clean as always.
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Re: Maytag: The Alpine '87 529i

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ooooffff....that's a lot of time, effort, and work put into this. Looking forward to the plug and play version once it's done.
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