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Aux Fuse Block Install (with separate clutch reservoir)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by qnyla, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    qnyla

    qnyla [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nothing new here, just a slight variation on the very nice examples of Blue Sea fuse block installs previously posted by barlowrs, ilovetacos, H2Otx and several others.

    Some threads I found helpful:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...secondary-stand-alone-fuse-block-install.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/133818-aux-fuse-block-v-2-0-a.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/103200-blue-sea-fuse-block-install.html

    On my 2006 DC TRD Off Road with 6 speed, I have a fluid reservoir of the clutch mounted where the above examples mounted the aux fuse block. I am not sure why my truck is different, but I believe it is because it has ATRAC/VSC and thus has a different master brake cylinder and a seperate clutch fluid reservoir. Here is a thread by hardground where this issue is discussed.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/148659-brake-reservoir-why-difference.html

    I considered locating the aux fuse block on the passenger side, but wanted to keep all the electrical stuff on the drivers side.

    My solution was to use the bolts holding the clutch reservoir to the side of the engine compartment and wrap around the outside of the reservoir. There is also a strut holding the other end that ties into the bolt holding the breather tube to the sidewall.

    I fabricated the panel from a small piece of 0.063" Aluminum sheet I picked up for less than $5. I chose Aluminum to avoid any rust issues down the road. I used stainless steel hardware to attach the electrical components to the panel and to attach the supporting strut.

    This is not an elegant job by any means, but I only spent a couple hours on it. I hope this is helpful for those with the same clutch reservoir configuration that I have.

    The rear reservoir bracket bolt on the firewall side is a bit hard to reach, but it can be accessed for installation/removal.

    I used the typical marine grade 12 circuit Blue Sea ST Blade Fuse Block and a Blue Sea 187-series 100A breaker. I have not yet finished running the battery cables, and will update this post as work proceeds.

    Photo 1: The layout of the brake master cylinder and clutch reservoir on Off Road trucks with ATRAC, VSC and a 6 speed manual.
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    Photo 2: New aluminum panel with Blue Sea components.
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    Photos 3 and 4: Installed aux fuse block and breaker on new panel (no wires or cables yet).
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  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    qnyla

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