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Unread 06-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #31
WVUJeeper
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2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, CO
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It's been a while since I've really had a chance to get into anything for the jeep....so here's what I got done this weekend.

Recently I made the decision to completely re-wire my auxiliary system. I was going to wire up some rock lights, but the existing wiring for my CB and windshield lights was cluttered or so I felt.

I picked up 12 LED light pods from XKGLOW.com to be used as Rock Lights, Under-hood lights, and interior lights.



I picked up a spool of scrap 12 conductor 16 AWG cable, a fuse box and a relay box from a buddy’s Nissan Sylvia project, and some soldering equipment. Then went to town on it...







I started by stripping down the fuse box and relay box of all the excess wire.



I powered the centerline of the fuse box with 12 wires from the cable. Nine of the side with the relays are powered individually as they will go out to relays and then to equipment. Right now I am only going to use the 4 attached relays. The bottom side in the picture is powered with three wires from the cable. I figured this would be adequate since that side of the fuse box is going to power switches (very low current draw).



I also ran a section of the 12-wire cable to switches that are going into the cab. I had to go in and grind out a section of pinch seam on the front side of that hole so that the cable could fit through.



I know that the hole on the far left is out of line with the rest…I’m mad about that myself. I hope that it won’t be obvious when I get the switches in…I didn’t have a 7/16 bit and had hoped that my 3/8 bit would be large enough, but tight. It wasn't large enough.

I wired the switches in to the fuse box and to the relay mounts. I have yet to wire it into the batter, so it will ride like this for the week and hopefully I’ll have time next weekend to finish it.


I plan to mount the aux fuse box on a homemade bracket right next to the jeep fuse box.



Right now I am at a stopping point for the weekend.

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