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Old 05-01-2018, 07:24 PM
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Hey guys, so I have a lot of plans, and I don't want to screw up the later additions with more immediate ones.

When it comes to working on vehicles, I much prefer mechanical things to electrical things. That being said, I have installed a single din unit in my old car, double din in my brothers, and upgraded my speakers in the LJ, but that one was the easiest because I used factory harnesses.

My question is basically if I want to install: heated seats (definitely 2 up front, possibly one split on the rear bench), dash speaker pods, and an 8" sub/amp kit for under the rear bench, what do I do? Another thing I was toying with was installing a usb port/cig lighter socket in the back of the center console for the rear seats.

I want to wire any next mod, with all of them in mind. I don't understand when some things are wired to the battery, or the fuse box, or adding your own fuses, etc. I want to work towards an end-goal of all of it.

I already have: KC round trail lights and a winch. Not sure how they're wired from PO, but I can try to figure it out.

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I would run a dedicated feed from the battery if you want on all the time. Feed the seat heaters with that. If you want it switched ignition, I would still run the heavy duty feed line from the battery and connect it thru and control it with a relay that is operated off a switched source.

Between the amp and the seat heaters, you are most likely going to exceed the amperage the accessory plug will have available.

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I would run a dedicated feed from the battery if you want on all the time. Feed the seat heaters with that. If you want it switched ignition, I would still run the heavy duty feed line from the battery and connect it thru and control it with a relay that is operated off a switched source.

Between the amp and the seat heaters, you are most likely going to exceed the amperage the accessory plug will have available.
Thanks! I was thinking of running the heated seats by splicing into the cigarette lighter because I'm the kind of idiot that will leave them on when I get out of my Jeep and kill my battery. I was also considering fuse taps for some other accessories... I was just getting confused reading all these write ups about people installing big subwoofers and amps saying they added their own fuses and whatnot.

Where would an e-locker install? I'm considering Detroit for the rear but Eaton up front, that might be good to go right to the battery? Or maybe the engine fuse box?
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The elocker should probably be on a switched circuit. I would say to tap a switched fuse in the fuse box.
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