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Switch Pros 9100 install and BS thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by PNWTacoma, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 4, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    I found the terminal blocks online via Amazon, used them and just used small self tappers to hold them in place. I did the blue and white white for now, pink one is just coiled up in there as I was I undecided for trigger use at the moment.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    I've now gathered all my materials for a switchpro 9100 install. Powertray, blue sea fuse block, terminal block, and bus bar, and meso switch panel. I will most likely have a metric ass ton of questions in the coming days as I'm planning the install for Sunday. My first question is related to wiring in new accessories.

    I have the KC cyclone under hood light kit, as well as some Baja S2s. With both of these options, they include both a switch and a fuse. I was planning on connecting the KC Cyclones to the Blue Sea block, since I have no need to control this from the cab. This includes an in circuit fuse which I'm assuming I don't need, since it will be fused at the blue sea fuse block. So I can simply eliminate the in circuit fuse, and plug that fuse into the Blue Sea yeah?

    The Baja S2 Ditch Lights also have a fuse and a switch. I assume I can actually get rid of both, since the 9100 can handle both the fuse and switch.

    Can one of you fine folks confirm my logic?
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    Yep, you are spot on. I normally put the fuses and switches in my spares box, then clip the BD wiring to fit my needs. I would HIGHLY recommend investing in a weather-pack crimper. Makes connections so much easier and cleaner and eliminates janky butt splices. Del City is a great place to find all of your weather-pack goodies. Helps that BD lights are already set up with matching weatherpack bits.

    Here is what I have and it works very well for the money:

    https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Crimpi...=8-2-spons&keywords=weatherpack+crimper&psc=1
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Definitely got that crimper and the wirefly heat shrink weatherproof connectors, heat gun and decent shrink tubing. I've been practicing on garbage wire and the difference in the dedicated crimper vs the old hardware store wire tool is night and day.

    With regards to the Baja S2s, how would you recommend actually extending the wires? I was planning on clipping them about a foot from the harness, adding butt splices with weatherproof connectors and shrink tubing so I don't have to mess with the harness. <-- and obviously on only one side.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    Man, I just got mine installed and i LOVE it! I took my sweet time on the wiring and it was definitely worth it cause it is super clean. I followed @KTJO 4x4 build for the most part as she was a huge help. I also used this guy as a reference HERE.

    @Gunshot-6A is 100% right on getting you some WeatherPack crimpers and connectors. This SP9100 gets rid of all the extra BS wiring that comes on a wiring harness. Such as the relay and the inline fuse. You can pretty much cut all that off of your harness to perfect link and wire a Weatherpack on. Also get some double lined 3-1 adhesive lined heat shrink tube. This will make your finished project night and day.

    I also just installed the KC cyclone Kit. I bought the lights only and made my own harness with 14ga wire that was marine grade and insulated. Wrapped that in flex braid sleeve and wire loom. I bought a push button toggle switch and mounted it to my powertrays panel. Pic below.

    https://imgur.com/a/NrEr2tU

    https://imgur.com/a/LsGnIyY
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    I did : #8 terminals -- WP (F) \\ WP (M) ------------------WP (M) \\ WP (F) -- light as a connector pigtail \\ wire run \\ load

    I don't know where you are gonna put yours, but mine are for camp lights off the sides of my prinsu so I had to make a pretty long wire run to the back of the cab then up the back, and towards the middle of the rack.

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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Whoa everything looks VERY clean. Well done!

    Interesting placement on those Cyclones as well. Mind sharing the logic? It obviously looks like it's shedding the right amount of light in the right places, and seems like it would blind you barely at all. Any regrets on this placement?

    Also @Parker315 this is little but becoming a PITA. What are the exact specifications on the mounting screws you used for the fuse block, terminal block, and bus bar to the tray? I've been back and forth to the hardware store and keep forgetting to bring the damn equipment.

    Whoops! ^ IGnore the above. KTJOs install is gloriously detailed.
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    I don't regret it at all and honestly, IMO, there is no better place. In this location, they don't blind you at all which was my main logic for placing them there. It spreads the light perfectly and I can see EVERYTHING.

    On the hardware...Shit, I don't remember what size I went with. I am sorry... man that will bug me now lol

    I know that my Terminal block and Bus bar were the same sizes, but my fuse block was smaller. I used K-Lock nuts for all of them as that's what came with the SP9100 also.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Dang, wish this was posted last week/I saw this before I connected all my butt splices. Are these really that much better? I may cut them and reattach these if so. Thanks for the tips
     
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    absolutely better. At the very least, much more weatherproof and disconnectable.
     
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    I'd love to get a setup like this but im completely electrical-ignorant. I'm sure I'd fry everything.
     
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    Honestly, I think a setup like this is WAY easier and safer for electronically timid people than relays where you have to make sure the spades are connected to the right stuff, etc.

    Essentially just plug the switchpro to your battery, attach your accessories, mount switch plate and you're good to go!
     
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    Man, maybe I should start doing this as a service? Charge people to wire up there SwichPro where all you have to do it connect the light, tape into the fuse box with the ignition and trigger wires, and run the switch panel wire through the firewall. I actually enjoy doing this stuff a lot. I make my own wire harnesses and solder all my connections.

    Curious, what would someone be willing to pay to ship the unit to me and to have the wiring made to plug and play and instructions sent with materials to tap into the fuse box? Is there a market for this type of thing?
     
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    I second this. Much simpler and cleaner installation. Plus it’s isolated so you can easily disconnect if you are having some issue
     
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    I think you might have a small niche of people who would be interested for sure. I'd love to actually learn it so that later on down the line I could add to it. I'm just not great at stuff like this. I can add a switch here or there but this seems like a lot to tackle to the untrained eye.
     
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    If you can add a switch, you can definitely do this. Really the only difference is this handles the hard work so all you gotta do is connect a few wires
     
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    I've done electrical work like this for a few people. I really enjoy doing switchpro setups like most of us have here with the blue sea connectors, etc. SO easy to setup and to make look good. I have a compulsion to make things have clean installs.

    Well managed server rooms are basically my ideal state:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Take a look at this. I did use this as a guide since I had never seen a switch pro or wired one before.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ktjo-4x4-2017-trd-or-build-thread.496004/page-17#post-16746348

    DUDE!! YES, I work in IT and cable management is a huge deal and pep peev of mine. That picture is freaking perfect!!

    This is a job a did a few years ago. God, it was a nightmare man.

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