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Old 01-09-2017, 11:38 PM   #1
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Auxiliary Lighting Wiring - Clean Install

So, I just bought my first LED light.

Then I went to figure out how to install it.
WOW!! there is going to be wires everywhere!

OCD is kicking in and started searching for Relay boxes, fuses boxes, etc...

Starting to get overwhelming.

Does anyone have a good example of a very clean wiring/fuse/relay install with let's say at least 6 circuits?

I dont want to create a rats nest of wires in my Jeep!!!

Some of the things I have been looking into:

Fuse box
https://smile.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Sy...lay%2Bbox&th=1

Relay box
https://smile.amazon.com/HELLA-H8498...ella+relay+box



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Old 01-10-2017, 06:06 AM   #2
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If you want a clean install and systems for it. These are the people to do it:
4x4 SPOD Since 2005 - The ORIGINAL JEEP Over The Windshield Switch Console - Jeep Power Distribution System

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I think I do. I've had professionals ask who did it, and they were surprised to find that I did.





All wiring is inside a split loom like the factory uses. All loom are zip tied to factory looms. All it takes is time.

Apparently I'm going to have to have separate replies for pics.

This is where the wire harness goes through the grill, right beside the factory harness
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This is my fuse box and relay mount.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:00 PM   #5
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This is too. I don't know why, but you have to click on it to see it.
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This is the positive battery terminal. It's the kind that the "BOOM, BOOM" stereo guys use. It's tapped for different size screws. The yellow connector is my power feed.
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This is the factory wire harness going through the firewall.
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This is a smaller grommet right below the factory harness where I fed my harness.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:08 PM   #9
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This is the connector I used to connect the lights to the harness. If I need to remove the bumper for any reason, I can.

I hope these help. Let me know if you want more pics.
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Added this aux fuse panel about 5 years ago. Just welded a piece of 1/2" x 2" channel to my radiator support rod. All wiring comes from one direction on the firewall so if the support rod needs to be removed, it can be swung out of the way without disconnecting anything.
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I made this one a while back and it works well.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/di...ge=1&_k=3797zw
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I like the mounting on the support rod! I need to move mine like that. I mounted my three light bar relays and new fuse box to the passenger fender and tried to keep it neat but it looks like a birds nest.
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Wow! Those are some good looking set ups!!

CJ - Is that a combo fuse/relay box?

carlwcaglejr - How much ya want for your "extra" one?
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:38 PM   #14
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Wow! Those are some good looking set ups!!

CJ - Is that a combo fuse/relay box?

carlwcaglejr - How much ya want for your "extra" one?
Not exactly. It's one of these,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Way-Car-Ve...item2a5b77b600

mounted to one of these,

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-S...+Fence+Bracket

mounted on one of THESE.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-S...+Deck+Post+Tie

The relays are mounted to the side. I got relays with the base for a neater installation, and so that if I needed to change one, I could just unplug it and replace it.
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Added this aux fuse panel about 5 years ago. Just welded a piece of 1/2" x 2" channel to my radiator support rod. All wiring comes from one direction on the firewall so if the support rod needs to be removed, it can be swung out of the way without disconnecting anything.
......ok! Just how much...stuff do you have on your Jeep? What did you do to improve your electrical system to handle all that?
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......ok! Just how much...stuff do you have on your Jeep? What did you do to improve your electrical system to handle all that?
The stock electrical system handles everything fine. The only things that are powered are led rock lights, an 18" led light bar, arb compressor, amp, and a trigger circuit for some of my relays. My winch is powered directly from the battery.
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Wow! Those are some good looking set ups!!

CJ - Is that a combo fuse/relay box?

carlwcaglejr - How much ya want for your "extra" one?


Sorry, there isn't an extra one any more.
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These are all great ideas gents! I am looking to do some electrical additions myself and these are much cleaner than what I had in mind.

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