1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

How To: Secondary Stand Alone Fuse Block Install

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

  1. Apr 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM
    #81
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    Do you all think 1/4" lexan is good or 1/2"? Or other, 3/8"? I have to order it online probably, no one around me stocks it
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  2. Apr 17, 2014 at 7:18 PM
    #82
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    Alright, thanks!
     
  3. Apr 26, 2014 at 5:55 AM
    #83
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    Should negative from block go to battery terminal or frame? I've read different things
     
  4. Apr 26, 2014 at 9:17 AM
    #84
    crooks420

    crooks420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Member:
    #24135
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    San Gabriel
    Vehicle:
    05 AC Prerunner SR5, 12 DC LB 4x4, 70 FJ40
    Both would be best.

    Jesse
     
  5. Apr 26, 2014 at 7:06 PM
    #85
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    I understand, but don't know what'd you use for such large wire
     
  6. Apr 26, 2014 at 8:02 PM
    #86
    Thelgord

    Thelgord The Pantagonist

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Member:
    #94014
    Messages:
    1,165
    Gender:
    Male
    Augusta, GA
    Vehicle:
    '13 TRD (OffRoad, 4x4)
    SOS Rocksliders, All Pro skid plate, Procomp add-a-leaf, Bilstein 5100 @ 1.75", CB, high-lift jack
    You can go either way. The negative cable (from the battery) goes to the frame, so the frame is a good ground, and is used as such all over the vehicle. You can also go strait to the battery terminal itself. It really doesn't matter.

    Edit: Clarification
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
  7. Apr 27, 2014 at 4:47 AM
    #87
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    Alright, thanks, frame it is
     
  8. Apr 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM
    #88
    Thelgord

    Thelgord The Pantagonist

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Member:
    #94014
    Messages:
    1,165
    Gender:
    Male
    Augusta, GA
    Vehicle:
    '13 TRD (OffRoad, 4x4)
    SOS Rocksliders, All Pro skid plate, Procomp add-a-leaf, Bilstein 5100 @ 1.75", CB, high-lift jack
    I have never worked with Lexan before, what is the best way to "bend" it to shape? Clamp and a heat gun?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM
    #89
    H2Otx

    H2Otx [OP] The Tinkerer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Member:
    #38728
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    10 DC 4x2 SR5 TRD Off-Road
    SilverStar Ultra Headlights; Nokya Ion Yellow Fogs; SuperBright LED Bulbs; 8" Shorty Antenna; WeatherTech Mats / Bug Shield / Vent Visors; TRD CAI with aFe Pro Dry S Filter; aFe Pre-Filter; Custom CAI Cover and Fuse Box Cover; TRD AT Shift Knob (Japan); TRD Oil Filler Cap (Japan); n-Fab Step Rails; Monster Hook
    Clamps, wood, vise, heat gun... Your intentions are to heat the area you are trying to bend, NOT the entire piece. There are many ways to achieve the same result, however if you heat the entire piece to could end up warping or doing something you didn't intend.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM
    #90
    Thelgord

    Thelgord The Pantagonist

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Member:
    #94014
    Messages:
    1,165
    Gender:
    Male
    Augusta, GA
    Vehicle:
    '13 TRD (OffRoad, 4x4)
    SOS Rocksliders, All Pro skid plate, Procomp add-a-leaf, Bilstein 5100 @ 1.75", CB, high-lift jack
    Thanks for the video, doesn't seem to be all that complicated. Just need the right tools.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2014 at 1:54 PM
    #91
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    [​IMG]

    How's it look wire wise?
     
  12. May 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM
    #92
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    Boomp for opinions
     
  13. May 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM
    #93
    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Member:
    #45273
    Messages:
    34,399
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tim
    Garner, NC/Boone, NC
    Vehicle:
    '06 SR5 Off Road
    ARB Front Bumper, Projector Headlights w/Slimcubby 4300K HID's, Oznium LED's, LED taillights, DIY Washable Cabin Moose Filter, Sockmonkey SR5 Off Road, Aux Audio plug, OME 886x, OME Nitrochargers, Wheelers 3 Leaf Progressive AAL, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Lift Bracket, Dodge D-Rings
    Looks fine
     
  14. May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    #94
    crooks420

    crooks420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Member:
    #24135
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    San Gabriel
    Vehicle:
    05 AC Prerunner SR5, 12 DC LB 4x4, 70 FJ40
    Looks ok, for one accessory wired up...... :yes:
     
  15. May 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM
    #95
    RDtres

    RDtres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Member:
    #79224
    Messages:
    176
    Gender:
    Male
    Albuquerque
    Vehicle:
    2012 Tacoma DC LB
    I finally got around to doing this mod, thank you to everyone for ideas and suggestions. After considering what I wanted and had to work with I chose lexan as my base tray, a Blue Sea 6 slot fuse block, a 100A circuit breaker from Autozone and went to work. The hardest time I had was deciding on shape and design. I made sure to leave room for my PIAA relays and a 100A fuse for later when I install my audio system. Anyhow. here it is. I'm open to questions or positive comments. Thanks again OP

    photo.jpg
     
  16. May 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM
    #96
    crooks420

    crooks420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Member:
    #24135
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    San Gabriel
    Vehicle:
    05 AC Prerunner SR5, 12 DC LB 4x4, 70 FJ40
    Looks good.
     
  17. May 23, 2014 at 4:47 PM
    #97
    MTopp

    MTopp Professional bear handler

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110295
    Messages:
    5,816
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    North NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 4x4
    trifecta tonneau, pop n' lock, Depo black bezel headlights, mb 352 wheels, 265/75r16 cooper at3s, visors, colormatched 2011 grille with raptor LEDs, much LEDs in and out Future/wanted: black valence, hood scoop, catback, CAI, 285/75r16s, OMD leaf pack mod
    Lol, there's more now, that was just right after the install
     
  18. May 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM
    #98
    ProForce

    ProForce IG @proforce.expeditions OB#5411

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Member:
    #24205
    Messages:
    7,076
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    SoCal - Fontana
    Vehicle:
    09 MGM TRD Sport DCSB 4.0 Auto 2wd
    Too many to list. See build page. Link in signature
    Put some conduit (split loom) on that battery cable. Trust me it makes a difference and its super cheap. $3 bucks is a good insurance policy for that setup

    Here is mine:

    uploadfromtaptalk1400916598651.jpg
     
    GonzoQuick likes this.
  19. May 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM
    #99
    Jtcmedic

    Jtcmedic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Member:
    #119032
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2014 prerunner sr5
    Bed led, under hood led, secondary auxiliary panel,
    Sub parts on order
     
  20. May 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM
    #100
    RDtres

    RDtres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Member:
    #79224
    Messages:
    176
    Gender:
    Male
    Albuquerque
    Vehicle:
    2012 Tacoma DC LB
    Copy the suggestion, i bought a few rolls of conduit and will be including that today after i add some under carrage lights. Thank you
     

Products Discussed in

To Top