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Unread 09-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Engine Bay Wire Cleanup

So I have a bit of a mess around my battery terminals, wiring for 2 sets of lights with relays, and I was wondering what methods you guys have used to consolidate the wires and make it look more compact? I've done a ton of searching on the forum and the fuse boxes/distribution blocks seem much too complicated for me, I only have a basic knowledge on wiring. So what are you guys doing to clean up your wires?

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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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When I was trying to put an electric fan in front of my 4.0 I found a relay/fuse block on a Saab that held two relays, four ATO fuses, and two Maxi fuses. As for wiring I love corrugated tubing sealed at the ends with adhesive lined shrink wrap.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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Do you have any writeup on the fuse box install? I'm literally lost with how to put those in.
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Some are using these... if it is just the wires you are trying to clean up. Also may consider a weather proof junction box from HD or Lowes and put your relays, etc in there.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #5
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Quick search found this weather proof box for trailers.
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Do you have any writeup on the fuse box install? I'm literally lost with how to put those in.
No write up, sorry, it was awhile ago. It's pretty easy. Each pin for the relays and fuses has a single wire connector that you can remove from the box by using a pick to release a tab or clip usually. Then you can solder your new wires to the connector. You can also just leave a few inches of wire attached and splice to that. The mounting was pretty simple.

This is the box I used. I just googled it and found a pic. Looks like I was misremembering the fuse count. It's from a Saab 9000 and it was on the fender. It has an easy mounting bracket and a nice weatherproof clear cover.
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