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post #1 of 10 Old 05-10-2021, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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New switches for some more lights

Picked up this rocker switch panel and a relay block for some up coming light bars

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Hell yeah! Those are sweet! Where and how much? Linky?
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The relay box was $20 and the switch set was $42. Both from Amazon. Can't figure out how to link them. The relay box doesn't come with relays or any wires.
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Those relay boxes really do work out well.
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Those relay boxes really do work out well.
Wow Bruin, that battery top is what I am trying to avoid in asking about a separate junction box in another thread. The relay box(s) also will clean up a bunch of future wiring.
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The relay box was $20 and the switch set was $42. Both from Amazon. Can't figure out how to link them. The relay box doesn't come with relays or any wires.

Are there bus's (right term?) for the relays to snap into and you have to install a wire from there to the accessory or is it just a plastic box with relay prong cut outs?


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Those relay boxes really do work out well.
Wow Bruin, that battery top is what I am trying to avoid in asking about a separate junction box in another thread. The relay box(s) also will clean up a bunch of future wiring.
I couldnt find a newer photo...

It is much cleaner now aside from the negative terminal. And will be going dual battery shortly.

I also dont have ANY grounding issues because of all those 1/0 ground paths. Added 4.

My current setup at the positive terminal only has the 1/0 from the 150 amp fuse from the upgraded alternator and the positive lead to the winch as well as to starter.

For high draw and the necessary items:
Winch
Starter
Alternator (feed)

And ALL the grounds on our notoriously terrible rigs for grounding issues.

I have no issue keeping direct paths from battery leads.

As you can see, I have a LOT of auxiliary wiring. Neatly tied into auxiliary fuse panels and that relay box is almost full (1 slot left).

All things considered, my setup is pretty neat because it's all labelled and clean and done up properly.

Everything is protected.

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The relay box was $20 and the switch set was $42. Both from Amazon. Can't figure out how to link them. The relay box doesn't come with relays or any wires.

Are there bus's (right term?) for the relays to snap into and you have to install a wire from there to the accessory or is it just a plastic box with relay prong cut outs?


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Depending what you spend.

Many of them have all your allotted cut outs and fuse inputs cut out... come with all the connectors for you to make the wire runs yourself.

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I couldnt find a newer photo...

It is much cleaner now aside from the negative terminal. And will be going dual battery shortly.

I also dont have ANY grounding issues because of all those 1/0 ground paths. Added 4.

My current setup at the positive terminal only has the 1/0 from the 150 amp fuse from the upgraded alternator and the positive lead to the winch as well as to starter.

For high draw and the necessary items:
Winch
Starter
Alternator (feed)

And ALL the grounds on our notoriously terrible rigs for grounding issues.

I have no issue keeping direct paths from battery leads.

As you can see, I have a LOT of auxiliary wiring. Neatly tied into auxiliary fuse panels and that relay box is almost full (1 slot left).

All things considered, my setup is pretty neat because it's all labelled and clean and done up properly.

Everything is protected.

Definitely looks better and its something I want to try to do something similar. New relay/fuse/distribution power block and sme new grounds like you have done. My YJ lived at the beach for a while so dirty grounds are inevitable til I get to each and every one with a wire brush and dielectric grease. Some large gauge additions are a good thing for sure. I am presently working on a UPS distribution center and have access to many different size and colors of wire. From dinged up welding cables I can get good chunks from to 20-24 gauge low voltage braided wiring. I keep my yes open for cut off pieces and have made good friends with the electricians, lol. My weatherproof connector kit and heat shrink tubing came in today so I will be doing a lot of electrical rewiring starting with the dash, gauges in particular. My warning light panel will take a bunch of diagnosis since I know now the PCB and bulbs are all good. The problem lies with the sending units or wiring between the lights and sensors. Electrical isnt hard, just tedious as hell. I am not really looking forward to it but something that has to be done.


Thanks for your input and pics. It gives me some good ideas.
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That relay box looks basically identical to this one which does come with all the relays and wiring for a really good deal at that. You have to "finish" the wiring yourself but for that cost, that's trivial. I also grabbed some bus bars which simplify some of the wiring and keep things simple.

I can't post links yet but search amazon for:
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