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Aux Fuse Block

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by qnyla, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    How do you guys think this would work as a Aux Fuse/Relay Block in a Tacoma?

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/merchandise-storefront/352802-auxiliary-fuse-relay-panel.html

    It looks like a nice handy splash proof fuse block. A little pricey but it would make for a clean install.

    I'm looking to use it to run some driving lights, radios, extra power outlets, etc.

    I have a Blue Sea Fuse Block in hand, but I am worried about it getting full of dirt and dust under the hood without being put into a box.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    mine has stayed clean, just dusty on the cover from 4wheeling

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  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    nice i like the breaker, i didnt feel the need for one since i'm not doing any like african safari trips, but maybe one day i'll add one
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    I don't have pics, but I have the blue sea as well, just the 6 terminal one with a negative bus.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Breaker isn't for safari trips its for if you get a short of some kind in the fuse panel or wiring to it. Breaker setup you hear a click. Direct setup you have a fire in your engine bay and your truck is garbage.

    Better hope you have fire insurance and they somehow don't find that :D

    As I posted earlier, I did bluesea as well, though I used a dist panel. Shows which circuits are on/off/blown with a switch for each. And yes I used a breaker.

    None of my wiring is cleaned up yet, don't judge meeee.

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  7. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    it will blow a fuse before it ignites in fire
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    If its a first gen just keep driving.:D
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    You can get breakers for reg size fuses. Can get auto reset, manual reset, or plain fuses.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    ER, no it wont, since aux fuxe panels are wired directly to the battery. There is no fuse to blow, you will have a fire.

    You are not paying attention :D

    We are talking about the circuit breaker that goes between the battery and aux fuse panel. You can see it in the pic in post number 3.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    well that is why i have a fire extinguisher :cool:
     
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    I know. I was talking about the last pic, so one doesn't have to buy that monster of a circuit breaker panel.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Good luck putting out an electric fire with an extinguisher! That heat ain't going away

    Tacoma -->:bananadead:

    :D
     
  14. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Sorry SB my bad. That is not a circuit breaker panel. It is a fuse panel like the other. It just has some more features :D A switch for each circuit, and an indicator LED that tells you if the circuit is switched on and fuse ok, switched off but fuse ok, or fuse blown.

    It fits nice back there, no intrusion. And again, I'm not done wiring so much cleanup still to be done.
     
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    Thats a bannana.:D

    I'll just wish it away.:cool:
     
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    i only have a cb and a few lights wired into it, i bet i'll ne fine :) :knocks on wood:
     
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    oh, I thought they where breakers.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    What you put on the fuse block isn't the issue. What if something comes loose in the fuse block itself, and shorts? What if the wire to the fuse block rubs on something and shorts?

    1 truck destined for the rubbish heap is the result heheh.

     
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    This is true
     
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