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Looking for suggestions, opinions and or friendly advice on cleaning brake fluid on the fuse panel. I caught it before any damage was done so now just gotta clean it up. I'm thinking cover the floor mat with plastic, remove the fuses and spray it with a cleaner. 409, brake cleaner, CRC electrical cleaner, etc. Then either hose it down or just let it air dry. Comments?

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I'd test the brake cleaner on a spare fuse panel (I know you gotta have one somewhere!) and see if it melts it, just to make sure. If it doesn't, hose it down with that, then follow with electrical cleaner as soon as it's dry since that usually has oxidation removers and some sort of light oxidation prevention oil in it as well.

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It seems like the handful of manual trans Jeep's i've owned have all had a leaky master cylinder at one time or another and the 2 i can remember were always having fuse issues because the entire block was covered in brake fluid (it even wrinkled the firewall paint behind it). I used about 3 cans of electro-motive cleaner (make sure the battery is unhooked, we don't want to see a jeep mushroom cloud, although highly unlikely). I've been good since then, haven't had to do anything fuse related since i cleaned them (a good 12-15 years ago). I wouldn't use anything as harsh as brake clean as the spade connectors in the fuse block are held in by a tiny metal tab, if the plastic where to get soft, the spade connector would slip in and you'd be replacing the fuse block. Oh, make sure you fix the source of the brake fluid as well!

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