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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 30, 2013 at 5:52 AM
    Trail Squirrel

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    And done!!!! Of course in my regular fashion there is already blood on them from scratching my hand under the seat attaching the clips. Off to CT I go.

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  2. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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    I would use 12 gauge wire just to be safe. As far as the fuse, you can try the 20 A but know that you could end up having to kick it up to a 25 A. Starting with a 25 A won't hurt anything, if you have a short or something miswired, the 25 A should blow before any damage is done to the lights. My PIAAs draw about 9.2 A each, one set will run off a 10A fuse, the other set needed a 15 A. Being so close to the 20A capacity, you may or may not be able to get away with using a 20A fuse since there is some loss with the wiring and relay.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    Awesome thanks for you help mike. I am going to go with 25a and 12 gauge to be safe.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    Mike i have been copying you posts and saving them in my notes in my phone for reference haha, so i wont have to many more questions, you covered most of it. Althoughhh i was wondering one more thing. You said i have to make sure the add a circuit is oriented the right way, and i qoute

    Power should travel up the left pin in the picture above, across the fuses, then either back down the right pin or out the wire. You need a test light or some where to know which side of the fuse power is being fed to. If you install them backwards, they will still work, but power then has to travel across the bottom fuse, then across the top fuse and out the wire. Essentially, your bottom fuse would then be carrying the load for the original circuit and the new circuit and could become over loaded. Then, if the bottom fuse blows, you lose both circuits.

    If installed correctly, the stock circuit would be protected by the bottom fuse and the new circuit would be protected by the top fuse. You could blow either fuse and the other circuit would still be in tact and functioning.


    You said i need a test light? Or can i use a volt meter to make sure it is installed correctly?
     
  5. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    Thanks for the pic, our trucks are very similar. Cool to see what they would look like!
     
  6. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    I'm running my 42 with a 20a fuse
     
  7. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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    Find the 4Runner haha. 104 trucks in total!

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  8. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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    I said a test light because you can figure out what side of the fuse is the feed and which part goes to the accessory. I suppose you could make it work with a volt meter, you just need to figure out which side is the hot side of the fuse block so you can install the add-a-circuit correctly.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    Too easy... front and center.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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  11. Mar 30, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    I got lucky, my buddy who builds cars was in advanced auto when i went in to buy electrical stuff and he walked me through it.
     
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    Nice! :thumbsup:
     
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    And i saw this haha ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364654128.198781.jpg
     
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    You could stuff a watermellon in there and not even clog it :eek:
     
  15. Mar 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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    So many inappropriate jokes come to mind :eek:
     
  16. Mar 30, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Whenever i see those trucks with huge stacks im tempted to throw shit in there haha
     
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  18. Mar 30, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    Ill never do that trans again I'd rather pay someone. Filling it was a royal bitch. The hose blew off and I got an eye full of gear oil. Does hurt it feels really weird. Truck feels like new and It should for $300 in fluids
     
  19. Mar 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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  20. Mar 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    This might be a stupid question, can i ground wires or maybe even multiple wires to an existing ground point, like where the battery is grounded.
     
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