One of my last build tasks is fitting the fuse cover. I have deliberately left this to last for a reason: I wanted to perform a full electrical test before fitting the cover, because if I had an electrical problem then I would need to remove it again.

Fuse cover ready to fit

Before installing the fuse cover it’s time to get the IVA trim and glue out once more, which I applied to all the sharp edges. I used the same glue with the same technique I used for the front indicators. The very top edge tucks under the dashboard panel, therefore I cut the IVA trim a little short to minimise dashboard deflection.

The 12v socket is just a push-fit and is very handy as a charge point (without removing the bonnet) to connect a battery conditioner during those long dark winter months.

You may notice that I have applied self adhesive tie wrap base. I did this to tidy the wiring for the 12v socket. Caterham have made this wire very generous, therefore I felt the need to tidy this. There is also a spare wire to illuminate the 12v socket, but the 12v socket provided doesn’t have this option, so that wire just needs to be secured.

Fuse cover fitted

The fuse cover is secured with velcro on the back, but I used 3M Dual-Lock to make it a little more secure. To slide the front edge under the dashboard a little rubber lubricate spay helps locating the fuse cover in the correct position.