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Unread 02-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Power Distribution Box - from doner vehicle

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Now that I'm gaining further knowledge about relays and such (lift of the lynch lid to JeepHammer) I'm considering cleaning up my fenderside mounted electrics. Consolidating my fuses and relays into a box that won't take up too much real estate on the fender is what I'm looking at. My current setup;






Has anyone installed a PDB from another vehicle? Pros and Cons?

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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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I picked one up from O'Reillys that was about half as long. It was a universal one, I had to order it but it was like 2 day delivery.

Give me a sec see if I can find it.

I've found a pic, it's a BWD part but I can't find the number.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Waytek has some nice weather-tight power distribution modules. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/waytek/catalog226/#/118
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Unread 02-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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Waytek has some great looking stuff but my relays are full sized old (1990's) style;

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Unread 02-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Check out 4L and MPFI swap threads. Lots of guys use the PDC from the donor YJ/XJ. I will be as well when the time comes but it'll be sitting on my shelf for a while yet. The YJ/XJ ones are pretty big and cumbersome compared to what you have now but they have plenty of relays and fuses available for different electrical items. Nice thing is if you cut one out of a donor and leave plenty of the harness you could mount it pretty much anywhere in the engine bay and wouldn't be limited to the inner fender.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for posting Jeepwhore, as it turns out the only available location I have with the 360 is the right inner fender. Unless I wanna Mad Max it and mount it extrnally.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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I bought one from a XJ at the boneyard for 20 bucks.Came full of relays and fuses and 4' of wire .Its already to go in a factory box.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 07:37 AM   #8
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If and when I head out today, depending on the infamous Oregon rains that turn our local boneyard into a quagmire, I'll see if I can find an XJ,otherwise I found these;



that seem to come out of a 88-92 Ford Taurus, and they're readily accesible right next to the battery.
a relay panel like this is really what I'm after out of nessesity, but on the other hand would rather consolidate with my fuses in the engine compartment.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #9
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Mid to late-90s Ford pickups have this underhood panel which has several relay and fuse slots. They aren't too bad to work with either. I added a relay slot and fuse slot (the spaces were there, but no wiring or terminals) to mine with parts from one I pulled out of a junkyard truck.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #10
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Looks really good CSP! I'm kinda torn between adding to what I already have or just consolidating.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #11
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I got one out of a Dodge Shadow for $10.00 including 1/2 dozen relays.

Anything can be used with a little modification.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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Well, I went to the boneyard today during my break instead of takin' siesta time, and pulled this from a '92 Ford F150, going to go blind on tracing wires before I'm done but NOW I've got relay positions, ya think?



Set down $25 clams and would'e kept more wiring, but it'd already been cut.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #13
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Pull those red pieces out and you can move wiring around if necessary. That one looks to have every position possible wired with terminals. Mine didn't and I had to add the terminals and wiring to add a relay and fuse to it.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 07:14 AM   #14
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Yeppirs CSP, got it apart shortly after getting to my office and removed the terminals from one of the relay plugs as I intend to adapt it to 70 amp for my Contour fan setup. Got a socket for it last year and I'm going to graft it to the accessory panel (4X) that way if my engineering is poor I don't mess up the main.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #15
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......and just in case these made in China controllers are not up to snuff, I mounted them seperately in a waterproof tupperware container on the inner fender.



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