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Old 01-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Moving Fuse Box to Trunk

I will be taking this project on next weekend and was curious if anyone has done this yet and if so any tips?

I plan to provide photos and possibly a DIY as I was not able to find one anywhere on the forum or web. I don't believe it will be difficult, just time consuming to extend wiring.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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LOL THATS WHAT i was going to say. so i will just go with
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Can't you just put a nice cover on it?
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There is already a fuse box in the trunk. There is also one inside the cabin on the driver's side. fwiw
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Because it really cleans up the engine bay. Make a DIY so we can see how it goes.
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Why? That would take so much time and energy!!! You would have to gut the interior carpet and seats to run the huge bundle of wires to the rear. Impossible project.

You are just adding unnecessary weight with all those wires.
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don't know why someone would do this,but go for it ,i want to see this.
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Why? That would take so much time and energy!!! You would have to gut the interior carpet and seats to run the huge bundle of wires to the rear. Impossible project.

ADM has done this a few times already. Not saying this guy can do it but it has been done.
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ADM has done this a few times already. Not saying this guy can do it but it has been done.

It's just so much trouble for a tiny reward.
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ADM has done this a few times already. Not saying this guy can do it but it has been done.
I'm almost certain no shop/company has relocated the 5th gen fuse box.
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I'm almost certain no shop/company has relocated the 5th gen fuse box.
Several have actually.



Those asking "why" just don't get it I suppose.
Same reasons some redo the wiring in the engine bay to hide all the ugly rats nest.

Why for me is to clean up the engine bay, the less under the hood the better. I rather open my hood and see motor not wires and covers.

End result hope to be like so:
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I'd rather lift my trunk carpet and see a jack and spare tire instead of a battery and fuse box.
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I'd rather lift my trunk carpet and see a jack and spare tire instead of a battery and fuse box.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #15
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I will be taking this project on next weekend and was curious if anyone has done this yet and if so any tips?

I plan to provide photos and possibly a DIY as I was not able to find one anywhere on the forum or web. I don't believe it will be difficult, just time consuming to extend wiring.
One one tip take your time, and lots of pics.

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don't know why someone would do this,but go for it ,i want to see this.
Because he can and will have a car that most want, that is why.

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I'm almost certain no shop/company has relocated the 5th gen fuse box.
I have seen a car at SMEA and all i remember of that car is no fuss box and no ABS under the hood, it looked so good.


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Several have actually.



Those asking "why" just don't get it I suppose.
Same reasons some redo the wiring in the engine bay to hide all the ugly rats nest.

Why for me is to clean up the engine bay, the less under the hood the better. I rather open my hood and see motor not wires and covers.

End result hope to be like so:

I dont think he put it in the trunk but dont know.
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I would leave it under the hood, if you ever want access of any type of power you have it there. ie. hood light, halos if you don't have them or if you have a car alarm installed.
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Several have actually.



Those asking "why" just don't get it I suppose.
Same reasons some redo the wiring in the engine bay to hide all the ugly rats nest.

Why for me is to clean up the engine bay, the less under the hood the better. I rather open my hood and see motor not wires and covers.

End result hope to be like so:
That's a pic of the trunk of ADM's twin turbo build. Where they relocated the fuse box because they needed room for the other air intake. IMO it just seems like a lot of work for a cosmetic touch up - especially when it leaves a big hole in the engine bay.

Also, here is ADM's post about it:

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I spent the better part of a month drawing diagrams on how and were I wanted each under hood electrical component to reside.By doing this it left me with a very clean yet user friendly setup.

First we moved the Underhood fuse block and Connectors to the trunk-

It took 4 harnesses that find home in different locations in the car now






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I would love to put my fuse panel in the trunk also I think it would definately help clean up the engine bay of wires when I go back to adm I'm going to get andy to do mine hopefully
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Count me among the people who dont think it's worth the hassle for the little reward, but it isn't my car.

If it's what you want to do, what you want it to look like, and are willing to put in the hours/labor to see it through, then good luck to you sir in your endeavor, and let's see what it looks like when it's done. Just make sure and do a good job, cause I'd hate to see your car "Maimed" because of an extremly "Optional" mod.
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This is a very tedious undertaking and does clean up the underhood look. ADM Performance has done this on several cars and offers this as service at $4500. Yes that is not a typo $4500 to redo all the wiring. I think this speaks of the time it takes to take on this project. To each their own I guess.
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I will be taking this project on next weekend

I don't believe it will be difficult
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any pictures of the engine bay without it? curious to see it. i can see doing it to put another turbo in, but thats a ton of time and extra wire to just put it in the trunk...maybe once i see it it will change my mind. good luck!
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I will be taking this project on next weekend and was curious if anyone has done this yet and if so any tips?

I plan to provide photos and possibly a DIY as I was not able to find one anywhere on the forum or web. I don't believe it will be difficult, just time consuming to extend wiring.
Are you sure that you really want to do this ???
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any pictures of the engine bay without it? curious to see it. i can see doing it to put another turbo in, but thats a ton of time and extra wire to just put it in the trunk...maybe once i see it it will change my mind. good luck!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169185

Look here ADM's twin turbo.
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