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Old 10-15-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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Aux. Electrical control Box

We are going to install 100w fog lights and 100w driveing KC lights.
These will be on the front bumper (SRC smitybuilt)
We might add a Roto light bar with long range later.

I am thinking that we need a relay/control box under the hood.

We are going to install togle switchs with red guards and indicator
lights where the radio go's ( Moving the radio to the center console )

Are there any write ups on a good way of doing this, that could be expanded on later
Our 95YJ build
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I did something similar to my old truck. I had 4x100w long range lights mounted on top of my truck all wired to a single switch and 2x55w "back up" lights mounted to the rear bumper.

I ran a large power wire from the battery to a multiport fuse panel. then ran wires from the fuse panels to the lights. Then connected the switch wires together and ran a single wire into the cab.

I picked up a 2 port rocker switch panel and mounted inside the cab. 1 switch for the 4 off road lights and 1 for the backup lights.

I ran individual relays, didn't find a cost effective multi-relay panel. But this was several years ago so there might be some out now.

I picked up the large diameter wire and terminal for it from a local home improvement store. The electrician who i spoke to that worked there liked my set up and did similar in his FJ.

If I were to do it over again, I'd replace the battery terminal with one that allows additional power wires (auto parts stores sell them relatively cheap now) and not just do a spade terminal off the battery.

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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on my DJ I attached 6 relays to the lid of a tupperware container with silicone adhesive and wired it the same way as DM... one large primary to a fuse panel and one fused lead to each relay. when it was all wired, I chopped a hole in the side of the tupperware bowl for the wires to clear and used the bowl as a snap on cover to cover it all up. a little black spray paint and it looks like it belongs there. currently stored at a friends house for the moment so I can't take a pic, but it worked pretty darn well, and I've still got 3 relay circuits available for expansion later
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do a search for Fitchbox on jeepforum. He built it for an XJ, but other than mounting location it will be the same for a wrangler. here's the on i built:

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