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    Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Recently I started a couple of threads about who has done what with addressing the stock interior fuse panel and the fact that if you look at them wrong, they can crumble especially when you remove them. So, I got some good feedback from some people here and settled on Dill Blox modular fuse and relay blocks. I think this is an interior item and not rated for exterior (under the hood), but the do have some options for sealed covers on one or maybe two of their modules. And they may offer more, but since I was looking for interior I didn't really pay attention to what all they offer.

    I plan to keep track of part numbers used, pricing that I have found and vendor information in case anyone wants to go this route. I will also keep track of how I install this and where it will go since I'm pretty sure from the fitments I've done so far that it isn't going to just fit where the stock unit went. The footprint of what I ordered is a tad larger, but I will confirm sizing when I have the other fuse block disassembled. Now for the goods.

    Obviously very modular and well built. I thought the were going to be 3D printed or something, but I believe they are injection molded, but IF printed, they are of outstanding quality. Pieces fit really well together and interlock by keyed sides and then secured with wedges that effectively link two pieces together. These pictures show the design where the key is on the side and then on the bottom is where you insert the lock.

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    The locks are probably my only complaint. They work GREAT...until you have to remove them. The little tab is fine, but if you don't have 3-4 hands to hold the piece, pull the little catch tab back and then push REALLY HARD to knock it out, you won't be able to do it. I think it would be a better design to have a more easily accessible catch or have the catch on the bottom with a hole on the top to push it out. And the place to push on the top is so small, special tools really are needed to remove it. BUT I only damaged one out of 9 I removed and realistically you probably won't be moving things around very often.

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    Pictured in the row above, last shot is where the little tab is to pry it back and then you push the piece down next to this. Not the best design, hopefully they will make improvements on this. More pictures of the pieces and the order I purchased. It will more than likely be built and mounted as shown, no reason to change this footprint. I also need to keep in mind where the dash will be and interference if I try to make it rectangular or something other than what is being replaced.

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    I think the value with the product is that it is modular, you can add whatever, whenever and not be constrained by what you have already purchased. Pieces are replaceable instead of the entire unit if something happens, terminals use the Metri-pack series, so commonality helps with sourcing them and pricing is fairly good. Below is some pricing for what I purchased and what I plan to purchase for the terminals. I have yet to test anything out, i.e., I have not terminated a wire, inserted it and removed it to see how good the fitment is. I'm guessing all fitments will be fine, but I now always do a test before I get into anything.

    Dill Blox Parts
    PT-059011-B DILL BLOX WEDGE RED - Used to connect the pieces together
    PT-059027-B DILL BLOX, FLASHER - Flasher module for our cars, optional if you don't need this for anything
    PT-059224-B 8W MINI FUSE MOD - Mini fuse block, holds 8 fuses and I'm getting 3
    PT-059239-B 2" MOUNTING LEG - Legs to mount to the vehicle, figuring 4 for my order
    PT-059189-B DILL BLOX, 3X MICRO RELAY - Adding a relay option, holds 3 relays
    PT-059215-B DILL BLOX, BLANK - Blank to make it rectangular

    Pricing for what I ordered
    13 PT-59011-B DILL BLOX WEDGE RED 0.90 $10.80
    2 PT-059027-B DILL BLOX, FLASHER 3.80 $7.60
    4 PT-059224-B 8W MINI FUSE MOD 7.70 $30.80
    4 PT-059239-B 2" MOUNTING LEG 3.00 $12.00
    1 PT-059189-B DILL BLOX, 3X MICRO RELAY 4.90 $4.90
    1 PT-059215-B DILL BLOX, BLANK 3.60 $3.60
    $87 with shipping


    Terminals (UPDATED)
    Terminal# Gauge Code Cnt1 Cost Cnt2 Cost Cnt 3 Cost Count Order Total Vendor Order
    12015869 18-20 62 1 0.52 25 0.405 50 0.331 4 $2.08 Mouser 6
    12015870 14-16 62 1 0.55 25 0.456 50 0.423 4 $2.20 Mouser 6
    12084590 10-12 62 1 0.55 25 0.44 50 0.42 4 $2.20 Mouser 6
    144432-1 12 220 1 0.216 30 $6.48 DigiKey 100
    12065894 16-18 260 1 0.68 25 0.54 50 0.45 3 $2.04 Mouser 5
    12065892 12-14 260 1 0.99 25 0.77 50 0.63 3 $2.97 Mouser 5
    12103948 16-18(2) 260 1 0.44 25 0.341 50 0.28 3 $1.32 Mouser 5
    12084596 12 (2) 62 1 0.48 25 0.445 50 0.423 4 $1.92 Mouser 5
    927775-3 16-20 220 1 0.333 30 $9.99 onlinecomponents.com 30
    927773-3 14 220 1 0.608 25 0.498 100 0.445 30 $18.24 onlinecomponents.com 30

    $63

    The terminals I am sourcing this way because TTI, INC. only sells them in bulk and it was going to be over $1000 for the part numbers I needed and obviously, I would only need a few depending on the terminal and they sell like minimum 1000 in some cases. My only other gripe about this product is that NO one sells every piece. One or two vendors sell a few of the catalog numbers, but only TTI sells anything Dill Blox makes. While it wasn't hard to get the parts, I did have to place an order online that was handled by a rep instead of being able to purchase these through an online shopping cart.

    $150 may seem steep for this, but the only thing I saw that was remotely close to this was the Painless piece that really is a snip and wire screw-down solution that I feel for that kind of money, it should have terminated wires and not something you could get at a local parts store. And again, this one is expandable. This configuration gives me 32 micro fuses, two flasher relays and 3 micro relays, which basically are the standard relays just smaller. While I don't NEED relays inside, I can afford to have a place for them if I need to add one for any reason. And if I need more, I just order another module!

    More to come when I get started on this, which hopefully will be next week.
    Last edited by minigts; 11-05-2019 at 12:26 PM.
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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Apparently the designer is a Chrysler fanboy. Not sure why I can't post a pic now, just did 20. Anyway, the mounting legs have spacing exactly the same as the stock fuse panel, 3" from center. I cut one of the legs to notch for the hood release and bam, it fit. I'll get fitment pics up later. Plan to add two more mounting studs on the other side so all 4 legs have stability.
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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Very Nice Sir.
    Thanks for the writeup
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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Seeing this take shape makes me interested..
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    Updated with quantities and order amounts for the terminals. Total between the two vendors was $63 and I had to switch to DigKey since the other had a HUGE minimum. I have not checked Way-Tek Wire, they seemed to have some part numbers for the Metri-Pack numbers, but not explicitly THESE numbers, so I went with the ones I could find. Also had to scrap two terminal numbers and just go with the 12ga terminals since no one carries the 14-16ga and 16-20ga terminals in singles. So frustrating trying to find these when only a few people sell them and they only sell them in bulk. Should get some Wednesday and the rest by the weekend. Would like to start this soon so I can get the wiring finished and test fit everything.
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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Noticed delcity sells this system now.
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    1987 Shelby CSX #418. Long term rebuild and restore ?

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    I'll have to check it out. Are they selling everything? That was the issue I had. Had to source everything from like three places.
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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    https://www.delcity.net/store/Dill-B...stems/p_820371

    Looks like they sell everything ?
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    Searching by the name, they only seem to sell a few things, like around 20 items. They didn't sell the multi mini fuse blocks, but I haven't done a thorough search by part number. I ran into that and some of the terminals weren't available except through one source that was a little cumbersome to order through. If they can get anything and everything, that would be great because the system is super cool, one day I will have it implemented. The one terminal they don't seem to offer is a single point source terminal with secondaries that piggyback off it. The factory fuse block has the main line in and then two other terminals share in-line so you only terminate one for multiples. That would be ideal.
    Last edited by minigts; 08-12-2023 at 10:54 AM.
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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    It seems as though Littlefuse is selling a rebranded version of this which is the same. I think they've got the traction to stick around. I'm going to order up a bunch of stuff for the Joytona and put something together. I would think a Maxifuse module to replace the fusible links would be in order for most guys if nothing else.

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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    I only saw one fuse block on their site. Do they sell a modular set?

    This is the Doll Block link I used. Looks like they have included more items from when I did my conversion

    https://dillblox.ecintl.com/

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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Quote Originally Posted by minigts View Post
    I only saw one fuse block on their site. Do they sell a modular set?

    This is the Doll Block link I used. Looks like they have included more items from when I did my conversion

    https://dillblox.ecintl.com/

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    Here is the Littelfuse catalog for their modular stuff. I'm pretty sure it's the same as the Dill Blocks.
    https://www.littelfuse.com/media?res...ules-datasheet

    We need to find a PKC Group dealer who stocks their products. These look nicer than the Dill Blocks, and if you buy 2000, and have a couple months on your hands they're about 20% the cost.
    https://www.pkcgroup.com/media/engli...ly-catalog.pdf

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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    Another one to look into, which might have better availability is the TE Mfinity series, which appears to be modular, and with better weather sealing.
    https://www.te.com/content/dam/te-co...-relay-box.pdf

    I would love to get my hands on one of these. J case fuses are apparently used for the same thing as Maxi fuses. I see the a lot on newer cars, so this would probably be the hot ticket for future parts availability.
    https://www.te.com/usa-en/product-2141040-1.html
    Last edited by cordes; 08-12-2023 at 12:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    Another one to look into, which might have better availability is the TE Mfinity series, which appears to be modular, and with better weather sealing.
    https://www.te.com/content/dam/te-co...-relay-box.pdf

    I would love to get my hands on one of these. J case fuses are apparently used for the same thing as Maxi fuses. I see the a lot on newer cars, so this would probably be the hot ticket for future parts availability.
    https://www.te.com/usa-en/product-2141040-1.html
    That box looks nice, but what about the terminals? Wondering if they sell one that fits a bank of fuses for a single power input? The stock interior fuses had one terminal that bridged 3-4 fuse cavities, but only one wire termination point. That was the frustration with the dill blox, I had to double up 14ga wire on a single terminal and chain those to 4 fuses. It is not ideal but all I could do.

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    Re: Dill Blox Interior Electrical Panel

    If I recall correctly, they did have some of them which were bused. They weren't available at the time, so I didn't look into them that much.

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