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Old May 26th, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I am looking to start adding accessories needed to my 97'. First, I need to get an extra lighter plug put in toward the back seats for an ARB fridge. And after a while, a compressor for lockers, winch, lights, etc... Any good, safe, and clean way to add in those circuits?
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Old May 26th, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Easiest would be to start a new circuit at the fuse box under the bonnet. There are some empty small fuse receptacles located there to feed your outlets. Easier to wire into than the interior fuse box plus it bypasses the hot/cold issues associated with the ignition key system.
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look at the battery box recondition threads
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Heres a good thread, I stole a bit of his ideas:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=34813
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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=26830

I've since added a rubber hood to the threaded post terminal and I've added a second Blue Sea box that's switched (by relay) from the ignition circuit.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Thanks Guys! I am going to run over to West Marine to see what they have in stock. if not, I am going to buy the stuff from Amazon. i almost thought about buying the stuff from Painless wiring, but that stuff is ridiculously expensive!
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Thanks Guys! I am going to run over to West Marine to see what they have in stock. if not, I am going to buy the stuff from Amazon. i almost thought about buying the stuff from Painless wiring, but that stuff is ridiculously expensive!
FYI I got most of my actual wire from http://www.waytekwire.com/products/ based on Ed/sonoros recommendation. DON'T buy the wire off Amazon...most is just glorified speaker wire. You GXL-ish type primary wire at least for this stuff.

But I did get my breakers/blue sea fuse boxes/etc off Amazon.
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One more thing...I ran a blue sea aux 12v outlet in back as well (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-1011-...8149435&sr=8-1) and went with pretty heavy gauge wire (maybe 10 or 8 if I recall), I'd suggest you do the same if you're running a fridge/etc off of it.

I'd also suggest adding breakers before the blue sea fuse boxes, I went with a 120amp Bussmann breaker (http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-Hi-Am...sr=1-1-catcorr) before each of my fuse boxes. I also likewise did one fuse box always hot and one fuse box is ignition activated.

I thought I had a pic of the final product, couldn't find it but here's one that's close to done:
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One more thing...I ran a blue sea aux 12v outlet in back as well (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-1011-...8149435&sr=8-1) and went with pretty heavy gauge wire (maybe 10 or 8 if I recall), I'd suggest you do the same if you're running a fridge/etc off of it.
Jason, where did you mount it at. Trying to avoid having to cut into anything. I hate doing that.

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I'm 100% with you on not cutting/changing things, though I sort of made a minor exception with the rear 12v. I cut a 1.5" hole in the removable interior lamp wiring cover that is all the way in the rear on the driverside. That's where I mounted the 12v accessory plug as I thought it made the most sense, and being it was just one hole I figured I could always get a replacement removable panel of I wanted to bring it back to "stock".
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West Marine across 470 has the blue sea stuff in stock, they also have some nice 12v outlets
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West Marine across 470 has the blue sea stuff in stock, they also have some nice 12v outlets
Just keep in mind that - and I'm speaking as someone who owns a boat - there is like an 8000% markup as soon as you walk into west marine. If it costs you $8 at WalMart, it will be like $640 at West Marine for the same thing .
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