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: Electrical? Relays in engine compartment


sionnach
01-17-2011, 08:32 PM
I remember coming across a posting where someone did a great wiring job to an additional fuse block and/or relay mount in the engine compartment.

Unfortunately I cannot find that post now as I try to figure out my wiring diagrams for my upcoming mods.


Does anyone know who might have done something like this?

Thanks!

Mirage
01-17-2011, 11:17 PM
I used a bussman 3 mini (or 5 micro) relay with 10 bussed fuses block. They have a few different layouts, all weather tight.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9971/img00004dw.jpg

json3904
01-17-2011, 11:31 PM
i have one like this right now... i plan on getting one where it has a place for the relays as well...

http://www.cooperbussmann.com/images/b748fa69-a489-4d17-9e55-03676b85efe9.JPG

soccerbrace
01-18-2011, 12:24 AM
Super sexy mirage! I plan on throwing in a similar baseman product one day

Rook
01-18-2011, 08:58 AM
I remember coming across a posting where someone did a great wiring job to an additional fuse block and/or relay mount in the engine compartment.

Unfortunately I cannot find that post now as I try to figure out my wiring diagrams for my upcoming mods.


Does anyone know who might have done something like this?

Thanks!

this may help you out. I drew these up a while back to help out some other members for a roof light wiring job. The bluesea makes an awesome fuse block you can use. Feel free to PM me if you need further help. :)

2 light switch:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv164/Rook99/Wiring%20Diagrams/XTERRAWIRING-2switch.jpg

1 light switch:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv164/Rook99/Wiring%20Diagrams/XTERRAWIRING.jpg

ryandavenport
01-18-2011, 10:01 AM
rook, your drawings helped me out with my bumper light install. thanks a lot.

chuckamazuk
01-21-2011, 12:39 PM
Hey man. Check out the Wiring writeup in my sig; it may spark some ideas for you.

http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad57/escuec/Xterra/wiring/b7ec0aaa.jpg

Chuck

sionnach
01-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Hey Chucka - winner winner chicken dinner.

I think that might be the one I had seen before and forgot!

Thanks guys.

Rook I'll be hitting you up for advice (what did you use to draw the diagram?)
I'm setting up my lights like Rev on newX

chairmnofthboard
02-15-2011, 06:38 PM
I used a bussman 3 mini (or 5 micro) relay with 10 bussed fuses block. They have a few different layouts, all weather tight.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9971/img00004dw.jpg

Nice, where did you find this block?

Here's mine, got it at the auto part store.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/chairmnofthboard/Stuff%20I%20built/IMG_2222.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/chairmnofthboard/Stuff%20I%20built/IMG_2225.jpg

chairmnofthboard
02-15-2011, 06:39 PM
forgot to subscribe.

sionnach
02-15-2011, 09:19 PM
I'll be posting up a picture of my wiring diagram for review soon.
btw - if anyone is looking for good connectors, from reading the specs the Metri-tech has weatherproof connections up to 60A and have a splice connector good up to 30A.

More info to come.

Mirage
02-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Nice, where did you find this block?

Here's mine, got it at the auto part store.



I got it from waytekwire, but I ordered all the metripack pins, plugs and seals for it from delcity. I searched for a couple of weeks to find a combined fuse/rely block and finally found this one.

Its not pictured, but there is a cover for it, the red part is the seal for it, I just took it off for the picture.

gpzguy
03-26-2011, 11:56 AM
In the engine compartment, I'm really not a big fan of exposed terminals, crimped connectors, and unsheathed wires. I always make a point of using wiring loom and wrapping that in electrical tape, and if I resort to crimped connections, they always get shrink wrap too. I've had too many electrical issues over the years that become very hard to track down due to corrosion or a crimped connector that vibrated loose. I'll try to incorporate any additional wiring that I do into the OEM wiring as much as I can... e.g. see in the picture below how I added two new relays into the OEM relay box, and I've got room for another:

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk130/gpzguy/SDC10036.jpg

It's also my opinion that those fuse blocks that you can get a Autozone and what not are only good for use in the vehicle interior. If you have to add a new fuse block, then as Rook previously mentioned, Blue Sea or some other type like that is the way to go. Not totally weatherproof, but better than not.

http://bluesea.com/files/images/products/5025.jpg

Lucky13
03-26-2011, 01:18 PM
you have a "fish finder" on your X? :O

morpheus
03-26-2011, 09:15 PM
you have a "fish finder" on your X? :O

and auto pilot!