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Old 12-22-2013, 10:13 AM   #81
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So, I'm going to come park my truck at your house so you can wake up one morning and say, "HEY! What happened to all my cool stuff I did on my truck? Now I have to redo everything".
I'll be by to pick it up later.
Ha! Heeeeeeeeeeey....what the...?

Yeah...I think I'll decline your most generous offer.

You can send me your fender flares though. Thanks!

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:03 AM   #82
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Used some zip ties to mount my new Blue Sea fuse block ($40) to the cover of the regular fuse block.

I'm thinking I could have gone with the smaller version. Plenty of expansion though, plus a place to put spare fuses.





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Old 01-01-2014, 05:55 PM   #83
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I went back and upgraded the batttery to fuse block with 8 gauge. Should be sufficient for just the lighting I'm running...no winch or anything. $3 for 2' of black and 2' of red bulk at Lowes. 8 gauge heavy duty ring connectors...$15 for four. Ouch. Oh well, it's done now.

Also discovered I missed the HID fuse when I was doing cleanup, so I moved that over too.

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Old 01-01-2014, 06:05 PM   #84
Probably should'nt have done that.
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I went back and upgraded the batttery to fuse block with 8 gauge. Should be sufficient for just the lighting I'm running...no winch or anything. $3 for 2' of black and 2' of red bulk at Lowes. 8 gauge heavy duty ring connectors...$15 for four. Ouch. Oh well, it's done now.

Also discovered I missed the HID fuse when I was doing cleanup, so I moved that over too.

the 12 screws at the top of the block, what are those for? Im looking to get a Blue sea fuse box and im trying to find out what i need
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #85
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the 12 screws at the top of the block, what are those for? Im looking to get a Blue sea fuse box and im trying to find out what i need
Those are for grounds so you have one common place to ground everything to...I had those 4 hanging off the battery as well as the 5 positives. It was quite the CF.

Now the only things coming off the battery are the vehicle negative and fuse block negative, and vehicle positive, fuse block positive, and 40 amp stereo amp. The fuse block said it would handle up to 30a, so I decided to play it safe and just leave that one direct to the battery.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #86
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Those are for grounds so you have one common place to ground everything to...I had those 4 hanging off the battery as well as the 5 positives. It was quite the CF.

Now the only things coming off the battery are the vehicle negative and fuse block negative, and vehicle positive, fuse block positive, and 40 amp stereo amp. The fuse block said it would handle up to 30a, so I decided to play it safe and just leave that one direct to the battery.
Thats what my battery looks like now too. I just added fog lights and im gonna be getting some lightforce lights too.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #87
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Well, Firestone had told me that my battery was nearing the end of it's life. Being Firestone, I wasn't sure whether to believe them or not...they have a history of trying to sell me stuff I don't really need. That's why I only use them for alignment.

Looking at my battery, it looked like there was actually some leakage...and I have no idea how old it was - at least 2 years since I've had the truck.

So...I fixed the problem today. $230. *Chaching!* (Well, if swiping a card made that sound)



Certainly not cheap, but now I can trust it.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:21 PM   #88
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Used some zip ties to mount my new Blue Sea fuse block ($40) to the cover of the regular fuse block.

I'm thinking I could have gone with the smaller version. Plenty of expansion though, plus a place to put spare fuses.





i would have ran that to the inside of the vehicle so you wouldnt have to run so much wire. im surprised you couldnt tap into 12v from under the dash for your alarm.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:56 AM   #89
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i would have ran that to the inside of the vehicle so you wouldnt have to run so much wire. im surprised you couldnt tap into 12v from under the dash for your alarm.
Everything I've read so far indicates that I don't want this inside the cab. Only low power stuff should go inside, like switches. Then use relays to activate the higher power stuff (HIDs etc). That totally makes sense. I don't want to burn down my truck in case of fire.

A professional stereo shop put my alarm in, and they powered right off the battery also, further supporting this.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:51 PM   #90
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Added glove box lighting this morning:
  1. Picked up LED positive from a positive I had run already.
  2. Wired the negative to the negative on the clock harness. - goes to the pin switch body
  3. Wired the negative from the pin switch plunger to the LED negative

This way the light is only on when the glove box is open and the pin switch is active. It's also hot all the time so it will work whenever. Easy peasy, just a little time involved.

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:04 AM   #91
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Nice truck! Thanks for all the links, saving me hours of research.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:27 PM   #92
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Nice truck! Thanks for all the links, saving me hours of research.
Thanks!

Today:

Received and installed my aFe Pro Dry filter.

Also received replacement ballasts from TRS (due to a recall) and swapped those in as well.

Also #2: I eBayed a new battery hold down bar and put that in last week. The other one was all rusty and not worthy.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:14 AM   #93
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Finally did the rear diff breather relocate mod. About $10 in parts and 30 minutes of time.

If opening and closing the door is Difficulty Level 0, then this would be difficulty level 1.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #94
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Wow, glad I found your build! I'm a 2nd gen, but I am just getting into the wiring and LEDs mood recently and have learned a lot from this site. You have a bunch of cool stuff listed - I usually bought from superbrightleds.com or oznium.com..never considered amazon. I need to get the secondary fuse block I think, just for future mods. However, if I don't get it, can't I just use fuse taps into my primary fuse block instead of directly to battery?

Edit:forgot only supposed to go max 10 amps with with those circuit/fuse taps
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:54 AM   #95
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And you're helping me save some big bucks - ordering those LEDs off of amazon. When you ran you're 2ndary fuse block, did you put an in-line fuse from battery to block? Also, its 30 amps per slot, you know how many watts that is? seems like an awful lot if I did math right

Edit: More than 300 watts
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Sorry for the delay, somehow my subscription to my own build thread isn't working so I didn't know anybody had posted here.

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However, if I don't get it, can't I just use fuse taps into my primary fuse block instead of directly to battery?

Edit:forgot only supposed to go max 10 amps with with those circuit/fuse taps
You could, yes. What you're talking about is an Add-a-circuit. I've got one of those for my rearview LCD on the dash fuse block right now.

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And you're helping me save some big bucks - ordering those LEDs off of amazon.
Great! In case it's not obvious, I'm a big big fan of those LED strips. Very easy to work with.

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When you ran you're 2ndary fuse block, did you put an in-line fuse from battery to block?
I did not. I've got the parts sitting in the garage to totally redo my current setup, adding a 100a breaker in-line, and adding relays for all things. That's going to be quite a little project, so I've just been putting it off.

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Also, its 30 amps per slot, you know how many watts that is? seems like an awful lot if I did math right

Edit: More than 300 watts
I didn't bother checking...math are hard.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:00 PM   #97
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Haha, nice, I'm just going to have a 100 amp inline fuse from battery to aux block. I think I'm going to have blue or amber lights that shine down like your red ones, not sure yet

Edit: decided on buying the 100 amp blue sea breaker after all
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havent seen any updates lately. Anything going on?
Nope. Just driving her.

I'm pretty much "done" for now. I may upgrade the alternator and need to rewire all of the lighting I've put in so they're on relays like they're supposed to be.

Other than that...one other secret project I have an idea for hasn't panned out yet. Technical difficulties figuring it out.

Need to start putting some time and money into my Civic Daily Driver. Starting to show it's age at 14.
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