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Unread 07-10-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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Fuse block & Relay box write-up

This thread will be used to show my build-up of a new Batt tray, fuse block and relay box under the hood of my YJ. Here is a pic of my current setup with the Blue Seas Fuse block just bolted to the fender.


And here is a pic of what I collected up after cleaning out my basement work area. Holy crap I have alot of electrical crap layin around.



More to come tomorrow gents, just wanted to get it started.

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Unread 07-11-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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I see you went with the blue seas fuse block! I did a thread on that one a while back and have it sitting in a box in the garage waiting to go in! Let me know what you think of it!!
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Unread 07-17-2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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I just set mine up in my cj7 last night. I am not ready to run the wires yet but when I do the only question have is what size wire did you run from the battery to the block?? Here is where mine is going. I also think I am going to add a 12v outlet in there on the right.

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With out the cover.

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I'm going to be doing one of these here soon. I've got a 5 switch panel that I just made a wiring harness for. I'll be running everything to a fuse box and going out to the various accessories from there.

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I'm going to be doing one of these here soon. I've got a 5 switch panel that I just made a wiring harness for. I'll be running everything to a fuse box and going out to the various accessories from there.
Not bad man. I assume you twisted the wires togeather to keep noise down and to tell what goes where???



As far as this thread, my plans got delayed a weekend.
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Thanks. Yeah - keep noise down and to help tell what goes where - keep the pairs together.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 09:40 AM   #7
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I just put one of these boxes in my TJ. I ended up with it under the passenger seat. I ran 2 10ga. wires to it directly from the battery. I Drilled a hole through the firewall in front of the passenger side and ran the wires along the side of the floor. I put the wires inside of some of that black "finger trap" mesh stuff for protection.
So far so good. I have my GPS, CB and my 2m/70cm radio on it.
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I just set mine up in my cj7 last night. I am not ready to run the wires yet but when I do the only question have is what size wire did you run from the battery to the block?? Here is where mine is going. I also think I am going to add a 12v outlet in there on the right.

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With out the cover.

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I hope you debured or are planning on adding some gommets to those holes the red wired are going through. Especially on the unfused supply wire you're going to add later to the block. JMO
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I put a fuse block from napa in mine where the e-brake used to be between the seats. I have no issue with it. I have used up all the points though so I may get another one.
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I hope you debured or are planning on adding some gommets to those holes the red wired are going through. Especially on the unfused supply wire you're going to add later to the block. JMO
It might look ruff but it is made of wood so there isnt anything there that should be a problem. But I did run a dremel through there before I painted it just to be safe.
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Those fuse blocks seem pretty popular with Jeepers...


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Small side add to this project. I finished up getting my windsheild lights wired up the proper way and running the wires into the windsheild itself. Here are a few pics below. Before, I just ran them around the moulding and into the cab at the door edge. This is alot cleaner. I have yet to run them into the engine bay but that is part of the current project. I will have more project pics after this weekend when I finish up under the hood.






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small update: I have a prototype that I have been test fitting. I think it will clean things up nicely.

alot of what is to the left will get moved to it


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Where do you find those "Blue Fuse" boxes? Pretty slick.

Rusty, I like the custom tray, pretty slick!

I'm running a Chevy 4.3 and has issues w/ the solinoid almost immediately (used starter). I'm an old Ford guy and ended up bypassing the one on the starter and installing another near the battery. That way it wont get as hot and you dont have to run the battery cables near the exhaust. It makes it easy to run a remote starter as well. The problem is I have about 6 extra wires running off the hot lead post! I like the idea of running one of those fuse boxes.
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you can get them from most boating supply stores like boaters world.
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