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This is not really a trick, but I wanted to share it. I got tired of all my accessories being wired into my battery, tapped into other powered wires, and also just tired of all the extra wires in the engine compartment so I went up to the local parts store and picked up an extra fuse block. I mounted the extra block behind the driverside kick panel. It is out of sight but still not to hard to get to. From the battery I ran a 10 guage wire to the block. They recommend larger than 10 guage for distances longer than like 8 feet to run multiple accessories. I would probably go larger also if you plan on running offroad lights through the block. This makes it very easy to add in new accessories by simply running a wire to your switch and adding a fuse. I am by no means an electrician but this was a fairly simple install.

 

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Might be a stupid question but do you have to ground that new fuse block? If so what did you ground it to?
 

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Nope. The ground is supplied by the component you install. Think of this as just a source of power to run your accessory. It just supplies a place to run your positive power wire from instead of directly from your battery. Also some ad on accessories do not come with fuses. This allows you to set fuses for all you accessories. Every wire you see running to the box in the pic is a power wire for one of my accessories.
 

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Good idea..! I am also tired of looking at so many wires in my engine compartment.
Where did you buy the fuse block from?
Thanks, :)

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I did this a couple of months ago and used a water proof fuse block from Painless wiring. It has 7 "ports". 4 are ignition hot and 3 are constant hot. Mounted underneath the hood. Cleaned up a lot!
 

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Here's another option. These are really nice when used correctly. This is a must when doing a rewire with lots of lights or acc.



BlueSeaSystems Blade Fuse Block

4Runner Install

In this case, I mounted the block up by the steering so it's super-easy to get to and all your wires and fuses can be seen but are still protected. Also has it's own isolated grounds right on the block.
 

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Munssey said:
Here's another option. These are really nice when used correctly. This is a must when doing a rewire with lots of lights or acc.



BlueSeaSystems Blade Fuse Block

4Runner Install

In this case, I mounted the block up by the steering so it's super-easy to get to and all your wires and fuses can be seen but are still protected. Also has it's own isolated grounds right on the block.
Just wondering if the blue wire from the "-" connection of the fuse block is the ground. I have the 6 connection fuse block from Blue Sea and ran it directly to the battery, negative to negative and positive to positive.
 

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Ok you all one upped me. I went to every place in town looking for a nice fuse block. I could only find the one. I really like the Blue sea system. Lots more room for improvement. I may check into that in the near future. Where can I get one?
 

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dstrbdone said:
Ok you all one upped me. I went to every place in town looking for a nice fuse block. I could only find the one. I really like the Blue sea system. Lots more room for improvement. I may check into that in the near future. Where can I get one?
I typed in Blue Sea and the part number and found a bunch of places on Google. I got part #5025. I got it for about $25.

Here's a pic of the fuse block and how I wired up my Hella 500's:

Wiring Diagram

Blue Sea part #5025 fuse block
 

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dyogim said:
I typed in Blue Sea and the part number and found a bunch of places on Google. I got part #5025. I got it for about $25.

Here's a pic of the fuse block and how I wired up my Hella 500's:

Wiring Diagram

Blue Sea part #5025 fuse block
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Try these:

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