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Blue Sea Fuse Block Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ilovetacos, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    With inspiration from toobluetacoma06 I installed my Blue Sea Fuse Block, Circuit Breaker and Amp Fuse Holder onto a custom built mounting plate. I went a little different route then him but it's pretty much the same thing.

    With the Blue Sea Fuse Block you can connect all of your accesories that you may have added (HID Lights, Driving Lights, Bed Lights, Underhood lights, Rock lights) to your truck without directly running them to your battery creating a mess of wires!

    Items Needed:
    - (1) 6" x 10" (16ga) sheet of steel
    - (1) 10" piece of right angle steel
    - Blue Sea Fuse Holder
    - Blue Wave Circuit Breaker (something similar)
    - Tsunami Fuse Holder w/Voltage Meter (or something similar)
    - About 5' of 4ga wire
    - About 1' of 1/2" shrink tubing (I used red and black)
    - Gold Rings for connecting 4ga wire
    - Not needed but I also used TechFlex to cover the 4ga wire

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    I didn't take any pictures of the prepping the mounting plate but it is very simple to do...

    You may need to cut the sheet metal to a 6" x 10" piece. Then you will also need to cut a 2" square notch in one of the corners so that when you mount it to the fender well you will still have access to the OEM Fuse Block.

    I then riveted the right angle steel onto the sheet metal creating a tray that can now be mounted to the side of the fender.

    Then mock up where you are going to place the items and then drill holes. Prep then paint and ready to intall. I used a rustoleum textured paint because it matches other items on my truck that I have used the same paint on.

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    The wiring is very simple to do. From the Blue Sea Fuse Block there will be 1 positive wire to the circuit breaker. From the circuit breaker you connect directly to the battery. Then the ground wire coming off the Blue Sea Fuse Block will also go straight to the negative post of the battery.

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    All of your accessories will then be connected directly to the Fuse Block also including the grounds if needed.

    I am know I am missing a few things about prepping and running wire. All I can recommend is to take your time. Make sure all of the wires you make are clean and properly soldered or crimped. I am very meticulous on this but it's the attention to detail that really stands out for a clean and factory looking install.

    A few misc pics..
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    Attention to detail!
     
  2. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    good stuff man
     
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    Thats a really nice setup. Good job on the wiring too. Looks really clean. I guess I will have something to do next weekend now.
     
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    Great write-up!

    Just out of curiosity, how much would this set-up cost?
     
  6. ilovetacos

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    Thanks for the comments!


    I purchased all of the parts from a few different places.

    I purchased the Blue Sea Fuse Block from a local boat dealer for $30.00

    The Blue Wave Circuit Breaker was purchased from a local car audio dealer for $10.00 and the 4ga wiring was also purchased from the car audio dealer for about $5.00

    The Tsunami Fuse Holder w/Volt Meter I got thru TacoTunes but you can get it for about $25.00 on ebay.

    TechFlex is about $12.00 for a 25' roll and then misc shrink tubing and gold rings for about $10.00

    Forgot to add the sheet metal and right angle steel which was about $16.00

    So altogether you're looking at $120.00...
     
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    Nice clean set up - Outstanding!
     
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    Lots baby!
    I might have to do this.

    Nice mod......
     
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    very, very nice!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Got the Yellow Top Optima in today...

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    Wow nice set-up!!! Did you make the mount, or did someone make it for you...I'm trying to find a place to either buy one, or make one...I also sent ya a PM:D
     
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    beautiful work....

    with what he said above ^^^^ where did you get the mount?

    How much did all the gear cost?
     
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    Quoted the answer here bud.
     
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    sick setup bro...looks really clean...nice job...:D

    I still gotta do the Big 3 upgrade...
     
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    Thanks guys! Gotta a couple PM's on how to make this panel.

    Check out the first post and the instructions are there. It's pretty simple once you open the hood and start looking at the spot where it's mounted. I didn't use any special tools besides the riveter. All the metal can be cut with a hacksaw.
     
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    I still got some other mods/projects to finish up 1st...but very shortly I will start my audio upgrade...

    I still gotta buy me 2 amps: 1 mono for the sub and 1 4-6 channel for the mids/highs...
     
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    Awesome...
    I have never done riveting before... are the tools basic? something a novice can do? (unlike welding)
     
  18. ilovetacos

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    Yeah, it's very SIMPLE!

    Here is the rivet gun I use. You can get it at Sears for I think $25. Just drille a hole, stick the rivet in and use the rivet gun to "attach" it and hold the metal together.
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    sweet!!!!
     
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    1. what is the need for the volt meter, or when would it be too high/too low? or is the meter itself more for quality?
    2. I take it the circuit breaker is 100A? what size fuse did you use in the fuse holder? 80A or 100A?
    3. Is your volt meter only connected to a stereo amp inside the cabin? And the fuse holder/ circuit breaker is for the lights?

    Cheers
     
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