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separate accessory fuse box?
« on: Jan 25, 2015, 11:27:18 pm »
I've got about 8 fricken fuses hooked up to the lug on the battery terminal and it looks like shit! Also a few relays scattered about from the fans. Its unorganized confusing and worst of all it looks terrible. I looked around a bit for some kind of aftermarket external fuse box. Everything I could find looked like shit! Painless had something nice but their circuits could only handle 10 amps. I think my fans need a 30 amp circuit each. then they really each need their own relay.

I found some ebay guy in the UK that has what I think I want but its going to be like 70 bucks.



Has anyone every done anything like this? What have you used? pictures?
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2015, 01:47:22 am »
Just your choice of junkyard under hood fuse boxes? Maybe another Celica one? They could be twins.
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2015, 02:14:36 am »
That was another thought I had but, I don't know if there would be enough spots for relays.
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2015, 02:46:27 am »
I was looking at a Bussmann fuse relay box a little while back. 


Pretty sure you have to buy the crimp on terminals and weatherseals separately to make the wire connections and it uses 30 or 50 amp minirelays
Read this: Sexy Waterproof fuse/relay box

http://www.peerlesselectronics.com/store/products/15303%252d5%252d2%252d4.html
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http://www.waytekwire.com/item/46345/MINI-FUSE-AND-MICRO-RELAY-RTMR/
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2015, 03:26:01 am »
That is really nice. My only issue is that it takes mini fuses and relays. the car has atc/ato style fuses. I'm still considering it though...
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2015, 04:29:23 am »
IMO, minis are a pain, you can't pull them out as easily by hand, the little tools in the fuse box usually don't grab them for sh*t, and they're harder to tell visually if they're blown or not.
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2015, 11:24:32 pm »
That bussmann looks nice.
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2015, 07:24:33 pm »
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 29, 2015, 10:09:56 pm »
Have you tried summit racing? They've got a good selection. You can pick up a 8 circuit mini fuse block for under $10.

For checking fuses, whenever I pick up a multi pack of them it usually comes with a tester/puller. Just touch it to the top of the fuse and check for the green light. A continuity tester works too. That way you don't have to pull them to check them.

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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 29, 2015, 10:48:57 pm »
Most of the ones on summit are so ugly.



It just looks like a real hack job IMHO. I really think the ones where the wires come out underneath are way cleaner and more professional looking. the bussman box is exactly what I want except the style of fuses and relays it takes, breakers in place of the fuses is a cleaver idea but sounds expensive. I could just wire the whole car for mini fuses but that also sounds expensive and maybe difficult.

I just can't wrap my head around why there aren't more fuse boxes with 3-4 relays and 8-12 fuses all contained in one box. With only a few aftermarket electrical accessories you can get up to 4 relays pretty easily!

Maybe I should just make my own damn fuse box! Then make more and sell them!
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 29, 2015, 11:05:08 pm »
Most of the ones on summit are so ugly.



Oh definitely those one's are ugly as sin. They're also pretty cheaply made. Used that style a bunch in university, but never again.

I was thinking more this style:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hla-h84960101/overview/
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 29, 2015, 11:27:33 pm »
hey guys try painless wiring fuse blocks... google it :yes:
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 30, 2015, 12:03:16 am »
IMO Painless is way to expensive for what they are, I've never looked at fuse blocks but their wiring harnesses are ridiculous.
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 30, 2015, 02:41:55 am »
I was thinking more this style:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hla-h84960101/overview/

yeah, now I'm thinking of getting those and some relay plugs that have mounting tabs and sticking it all in an box that looks like it belongs in the engine bay. Just gotta find a box that looks like it belongs in the engine bay.
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Re: separate accessory fuse box?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 30, 2015, 11:57:41 pm »
If you want to turn this into a custom job I could 3D print you box, just you put in the wires/plugs/pins. I wouldn't mind using this as a learning experience since I kind of want to make a new box myself.
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