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Organized wiring

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by excavator78, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Dec 22, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    excavator78

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    When you guys are adding all your lights, inverters, etc., how are you keeping your wiring/relays organized? Are you mounting everything on a panel? Got photos? I am getting ready to add a second battery (under my bed), a handful of light bars and ditch lights, as well as 2 inverters (one in cab, one in shell). I am OCD about wiring in a vehicle and want to see what others are doing. What are you doing for switches in the cab?

    Matt
     
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  2. Dec 22, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    For switches, I am using the OEM-looking switches from www.ch4X4.com. As far as organizing wiring, I always try to follow the closest OEM wiring that is routed/attached at the frame, use ample zip ties, and always use plastic wire conduit to protect wires. I have mounted relays in the engine compartment close to the fender ground and at the back of the truck under the bumper, wherever they are protected and require less wire to run. The more wire you run, the lower gauge (thicker) wire you need to handle your added amperage for accessories.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    King 2.5's l Method double standards l 35" BFG KO2 l SS Built front bumper/skid/valence l more to come....
    For switches I’m using a switch pro system cause at the moment I have 2 for my front bumper lights (3 white pods, 2 amber pods), ditch lights, rear chase light. The switch pro system is also cool since you can run it from a phone app and dim lights, make them flash, strobe. Just thought it was a neat feature although you do pay for it
     
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  4. Dec 24, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    careyrob In the field

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    LRO 3/1 leveling lift 35x12.50's on 20x9's Hellwig rear sway bar B&M 70264 SuperCooler Transmission Cooler Power Stop K2813-36 Front & Rear Z36 Truck and Tow Brake Kit Air Lift 88299 LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Spring Kit Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System
    Here's what I'm working on for wiring right now.
    IMG_20191020_172739963.jpg
    The black relay box (center of the image) is water proof. It has 6 circuits, each with a fuse and a relay. The terminal block on the driver-side (bottom) goes to the dash switches and the one behind (right) goes to the accessories.

    Position 1 for the switch terminal controls power to position 1 on the power terminal, etc. The color for each accessory power wire matches the color for its switch wire.

    The red shared power bus (top) on the passenger side is now protected with a maxi fuse. It distributes power to each fused circuit.

    I wish there was a similar fuse block with more circuits, but this one is pretty good for now.

    IMG_20191020_172816807.jpg

    Here's a link to the fuse block on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MR64XK1
     
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  5. Dec 26, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    I used the same relay box and a similar buss block and have been very happy with the set up.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    excavator78

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    Outstanding, thanks for the idea and link.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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  8. May 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM
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    I bought a WFRB from Concours Specialties. Now I'm thinking about building an ABS plastic mounting bracket to sit on top of the fuse box. I'm one of those OEM look and feel guys.

    https://www.teamconcours.com/

    Anyone have a scratch kit or link on finding something to bolt over the OEM fuse box?

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  9. May 18, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    careyrob In the field

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    Looks like Concours has some really nice options. If I didn't already have my wiring set up I think that I would give them a shot. I like that their panels have several circuits with a mix relay/non-relay in the same board.
     
  10. May 18, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    smslavin

    smslavin On a plane...

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    i use a switchpros for lights and compressor. using the sdhq panel mount along with their mount for the main unit. i have a blue sea 6 slot fuse block for cb and ham that is currently attached to secondary battery. inverter, fridge and a few other items are wired to the solar battery in the bed.
     
  11. May 19, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    • 5.7-liter DOHC i-Force V8 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque with TRD oil and radiator cap • Nitto Trail Grappler M/T LT305/55R20 performance tires • KMC Wheels XD801 Crank 20” cast aluminum wheels • ReadyLIFT 2.5” Front and 1" Leveling Kit • Bull Bar • Hella Halogen Headlights • Custom Window Tinting • WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors • Custom Notre Dame Trailer Hitch • Toyota TRD rear sway bar • Tonneau soft cover • Toytoa bedliner • Toyota Tundra Smoke Tail Light and Bed Light
    Thanks. I'll see if my 2012 has those mounting holes and I may use the SDHQ mounting system.
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