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How To: Secondary Stand Alone Fuse Block Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by H2Otx, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    whereismymind

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    Any reason for not running the aux. fuse box inside the cab? Is there just not a good spot for it?

    Seems to me there would be more wires going to it from inside vs. ones coming from the engine. Obviously depending on personal accessories.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    Or put a relay on the components that you want to work only with Key ON
     
  3. May 1, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    H2Otx

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    Well with any customization it all comes down to personal preference / selection of personal accessories.

    BUT, IMHEO I would put the fuse block inside the engine bay in any scenario. Typically you would be running high amp loads or collectively a high amp load on this block and heat would be generated from all the connections at this one junction. This one junction is the fused source for all of your devices (the buck stops with it). If anything shorted on it and your breaker fails, then you have a potential fire hazard.

    Also, there is not many place inside the cab to place something this size and give enough clearance to safely connect everything. And lets be honest if there are enough spaces in the cab you are going to want to use those for your accessories (speaker amp, HAM unit, tools, etc.)

    I designed this for the average "bear," or Taco in this case. One that would have accessories both internal and external.

    For my application the fused sources are:
    5 amp - Switch Panel (
    2.5 amp - Radar Detector
    10 amp - HAM Radio
    10 amp - HID Light Force 140 (FR - fog)
    10 amp - HID Light Force 140 (FR - driving)
    10 amp - HID Light Force 140 (RR - backup)
    10 amp - air compressor

    This is my v1.0 and as my list of accessories grow I might have to make a v2.0 as I might want to upgrade the stereo. But I might have to run that separate.
     
  4. May 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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  5. May 9, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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    I installed one inside my old 2007 dbl cab in the plastic bin behind the rear driver side passenger seat. I put it in a box I picked up at radio shack. I mounted it in there because I was worried about water and the elements messing it up if it was under the hood. My fears were unwarranted.

    It worked ok there but I won't be putting it there in my 2011. I took the plastic things out from behind there for more room. The downsides of putting it in the cab are you have to run wires into the cab and depending on how many accessories you have, it could be a lot of wires. That opens your cab up to water penetration. Also there is a fire risk (as mentioned) and given a choice, I would rather have a fire in the engine bay then where my family sits. :cool:
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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    Sub'd cause my engine bay looks like an octopus orgy
     
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  7. May 9, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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  8. May 9, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    Looks similar to mine.

    [​IMG]

    #4 AWG 'Dekoron' brand, Burndy lugs, Burndy crimpers, cable management (somewhat), looks better now. I'll try to take a better pic.
     
  10. May 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    Finally got around to doing this mod. Followed this how to as a basic guide. Here is how it turned out. If anyone sees something that doesn't seem right, let me know. But as far as I can tell everything is golden...

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  11. May 21, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    ...and mine.


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  12. May 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Thats Clean set up :thumbsup:
     
  13. May 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    Nice write up!
     
  14. May 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    whats the best way to run a switch into the cab to the empty slots beside the power mirror pad for grill lights? I am thinking about getting the BDF Light bar for behind the grill (the one being made by BAMF) and want to know what is the best / cleanest way to do this.

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  16. May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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    Run the wires through the firewall where the rest of the wires run through.
     
  17. Oct 28, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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  18. Oct 28, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Did you make that bracket or order it somewhere?
     
  19. Oct 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    That is clean!
     
  20. Dec 9, 2012 at 3:52 AM
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    Nice write up, and some super clean installs. This is near the top of my "to do" list and you guys have given me some good ideas. Cheers
     

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