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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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I want to run a larger gauge wire from the UHJB or battery to the interior to put in an additional fusebox so I can easily wire in additional things (such as additional outlets, possibly considering a power inverter for my laptop). Anything specific I should know about wiring this in? What gauge wire would be good for providing the main power to the box?
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A 12 gauge stranded wire with an inline fuse at the battery will be good for 40 amps max and a 30 amp inline fuse would be prudent.
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Thanks OldNuc. Got the fusebox today, going to put it in this weekend. Any ideas for out of the way places to mount it that would still be fairly easy to access when adding electronics to the new box? First thing is going to a proper power outlet so I don't risk burning up the F-5.
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Yeah, read through both that one and the original a couple times.
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This is where I put mine. look at post 12, last pic.
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Thanks. While we're here, does the rectangular trim piece around the lighter just pop out? I'd like to put a switch for one of my mods in that and I've seen that its a popular place to mount switches.
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Thanks. While we're here, does the rectangular trim piece around the lighter just pop out? I'd like to put a switch for one of my mods in that and I've seen that its a popular place to mount switches.
Not quite sure about the SC2, I know the SL2 does not, its part of the center counsel. If you are going to beat the F5, what I did is went to the JY and cut the plug for the lighter with plenty of lead and wired that into the fuse block, unplug oem plug and plugged the new plug in and take the fuse out foe the cig lighter on the oem fuse panel. Works perfect. This way you don't cut the oem wiring.
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My plan is to just leave the oem lighter alone and put in one of those dual outlets next to it. The switch is actually going to be for the manual radiator fan mod.
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My plan is to just leave the oem lighter alone and put in one of those dual outlets next to it. The switch is actually going to be for the manual radiator fan mod.
Looks like no room for extra plugs.
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I was thinking about mounting it on the side of the console
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ok, that should work.
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So I got the wires today. I picked up some for the fan mod too. I mistakenly got 16 guage instead of 20 for the fan...Will that matter? I don't think it would since its a higher capacity wire and not lower capacity....
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The 16 should work for the fan.
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I just ran a 4ga wire fused with a 60amp fuse to the interior (going to have to get another 100a fuse I think), then it goes to a 4ga in -> 4x 8ga out block, one of the 8ga out's goes to a 6 panel fuse block that I've already moved the aftermarket radio to and the stock power outlet. Radio is fused with a 25amp and the outlet has a 10amp.
2 other 8ga holes in the block are going to a pair of amps for my speakers
Only have 2 fuse's in the fuse block so the extra pins aren't active.
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Did some searching and couldn't find what I wanted (probably doesn't help that I'm half asleep either) Where exactly is the bolt you tap into for the UHJB? Anyone have a picture of it? From what i've read it almost sounds like its a regular bolt that has power going to it?...
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You have 2 choices, a battery tap connector at the battery or a ring terminal at the UHJB, just follow the red wire.
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