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Old 12-17-2016, 01:28 PM
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Question about Eaton elocker wiring

I'm planning to do some basic wiring today in prep for my rear locker install next Wednesday. I looked at the Eaton locker instructions online, and came out with a basic version of what i want to do, thought of running this in the tech section to make sure i'm not missing anything, would 10amp fuse be enough for the locker ?

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I've been running an E-Locker with a 10A fuse for years. Never once gave me any problems.

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got a 10a on mine also, your good to go
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Aren't you using the harness that came with the locker?

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Aren't you using the harness that came with the locker?

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I don't have the locker yet, i know it comes with everything that is needed in theory, but i bought a cool rocker switch that i'm wiring right now, so might as well leave everything hooked up, and i'll just need to wire the hot wire from the locker to my relay and ground, the guys installing the locker won't be doing the wiring to the switch, that's on me, they're also installing a Detroit TT in my front diff.
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There's no ground on the switch unless it has a light. Also, wire the ground not to the chassis, but directly to a line coming from the battery.
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Leadnut, ground directly to the battery, you mean that for the locker, or the ground for the switch ?
Yes the switch has a red light, i wired the switch and dressed all up the wires, i'll give it power tomorrow and leave the relay ready to go

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The locker for sure and I always ground all my indicator lights (and everything else for that matter) to a line that goes directly to the battery. I always believe it's a bad idea to have current running randomly in the chassis. Not that it's dangerous, it just creates ground loops and noise on the line. Not good for sensitive electronics.

I have a set of 8 or 10 gauge wire I ran inside the cab with a 30A fuse at the battery. Then I have a terminal bar and I break off from there to connect all sorts of things, ham radio, lockers, rear bumper flood lights, etc. Each line that comes from the terminal block also has an appropriate fuse, usually 10A, although my ham radio is probably 20A. I guess it's a poor mans substitute for an SPOD. But if I did have an SPOD type device I would think putting it inside the cab would make more sense than in the engine bay.
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Wiring the e locker to spod the installer won't wire it to the spod. Need help with wiring it.

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