Organizing wiring/electrical for accessiries...thoughts? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old December 9th, 2006, 12:46 PM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
Organizing wiring/electrical for accessiries...thoughts?

I'd like to organize the electric wires in my D90 for non factory installed accessories.
What's the neatest/correct way to do this?
Is there any type of wiring harness or relay bank that you would recommend as an easy solution?

here's what I have installed and what I need to install:
-aftermarket radio,
-rear work light,
-driving lights (not installed yet),
-CB radio (not installed yet),
-Aux plug (cig lighter type) (not installed yet),
and maybe more...


Thanks.
Paul
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old December 10th, 2006, 10:17 AM
snuffer's Avatar
snuffer
Status: Offline
Randy Black
'95 D 90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tulsa Ok USA
Posts: 753
I ran a heavy gauge wire from my battery box to a seperate fuse box in the seat box passenger side. I need to do some more clean up but I will run all of my extra stuff out of the seperate fuse box.
__________________
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 10th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
I am actually researching the same thing. I'm looking at the Painless wiring weather resistant auxiliary fuse block part 70207. it comes fully wired as a drop in.

description: http://www.painlesswiring.com/webcat...SearchField=14
here's a review: http://www.4x4wire.com/tech/fuse_block/
and available at: http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294843287
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old December 10th, 2006, 01:47 PM
dmarchand's Avatar
dmarchand
Status: Offline
David Marchand
'97 D90 SW Arles
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New England
Posts: 2,862
Registry
Blue Sea Systems makes some nice fuse panels that work well for aggregating all the fuses for those items in one place.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 10th, 2006, 08:44 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
I have a Painless 70207 mounted in my battery box which I have used for all my auxillary circuits - heated seats, aux lights, power outlets etc. It works well, is easy to sort, and is nicely constructed. I like having it in the seat box since then the wire runs are easy to the center console and I only needed to run a single lead from the main fuse box.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old December 10th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
Jim,
I would like to see a picture of that to gather placement ideas. Are you running single or dual batteries?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old December 10th, 2006, 09:54 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
I only have a single battery set-up right now. I've got the fuse box mounted on the innermost side of the battery box, on the little raised section where the jack sits. I dont think that would interfere with a dual-battery system.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 11th, 2006, 07:06 AM
pmd's Avatar
pmd
Status: Offline
Paul Dandini
None :-(
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Posts: 747
Great Ideas!
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old December 11th, 2006, 09:16 AM
Michael
Status: Offline
Michael
Discovery 1998
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 290
If didn't have enough clearance for the painless one, so I went with the centech AP1 (centechwire.com). I guess this is usually used for motorcycles, but it is a very nice piece.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old December 11th, 2006, 01:40 PM
LRNAD90's Avatar
LRNAD90
Status: Offline
Scott T
1995 Defender 90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,264
Registry
Hey Paul,

You may also want to check out Wrangler Power Products . I've bought breakers and fuse blocks from them in the past and been happy with the quality. I've attached a photo of one of their fuse blocks and manual reset circuit breakers that I had installed in an older truck. The Fuse block was rated for 80 amps (right arrow), and was fed with a 4 gauge cable to the 80 amp (left arrow) breaker, then to the battery. This was a twelve slot block. I plan to use the same setup in my 90 eventually, whenever I get the dual battery install completed..

Catalog Pages with these Fuse Blocks, scroll down
Attached Images
 
__________________
~Scott T.
'95 D-90 ST - AA Yellow
"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
ac, electrical, ht, wiring

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts? Portland to Chicago (almost) nycjdp Trips, Trails and Events 3 November 29th, 2009 01:36 PM
Theft Recovery 97 defender, Your Thoughts? ChiTown4x4 Defender Technical Discussions 0 November 26th, 2009 12:24 PM
RDS Fans...Keep N.O. in your thoughts Ragland Misc. Chit-Chat 1 August 28th, 2005 04:00 PM
hannibal thoughts?? scubadanster Misc. Chit-Chat 5 February 12th, 2005 01:02 PM
Thoughts on galvy chassis? dmarchand Misc. Chit-Chat 2 October 17th, 2003 02:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Copyright