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Auxiliary Fuse Box and Bracket-another option

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by shmabs, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Apr 23, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    shmabs

    shmabs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Greetings folks,

    This weekend I spent some starting the electrical upgrades on my truck in anticipation of adding more protected circuits for accessories. In the past I have always used blue sea system fuse boxes and a separate relay setup, but this time I decided to try something a little different and friend had showed me these bussman fuse/relay boxes. They seem to be nearly water proof, are compact, should work well. You need to buy the relay's and pins separately, which adds to the cost, but i feel it's worth it for what seems to be a better product and solution.

    https://www.amazon.com/COOPER-BUSSM...d=1524509685&sr=8-3&keywords=bussman+fuse+box

    I built a bracket that mounts to the factory holes on the passenger wheel well just forward of the ABS module. This holds the fuse box itself and allows plenty of clearance at the rear for the wiring installation.

    I also built a simple bracket that will hold a 150 amp circuit breaker to protect the large power wire going from the battery to the fuse box itself.

    The battery received the large military style terminals, and the battery itself will be upgraded in the near future, and possibly the alternator too.

    I always love seeing how people solve problem on their vehicles, and thought it might be worth sharing my solution.

    I have an extra fuse box bracket for sale if someone was interested.



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  2. Apr 23, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Would love to take that bracket off your hands, about to do the same thing myself
     
  3. Apr 23, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    Sent you a PM
     
  4. Apr 24, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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    Looks good. Thats one of the first mods I do to my trucks. Add auxiliary power hookup. I usually start with a Blue Seas bus bar off the battery. I'm a vessel captain and have experience with their products. Being a retired Navy tron, looking at hodge podge wiring gets my goat.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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    Damn, my cc motor is there...
     
  6. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    I've used their stuff too, just looking to try something a little more sealed for under hood. What do you do about relay mounting?
     

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