usmc xterra said:Goes into a distribution block, out of that and onto a breaker and on to loads.
I'm adding some lights to my roof rack (rear mounted fogs) and need to get access to some power. Searching many posts, I found USMC's and PaulXyZ's mods for getting power to the driver's side kick panel. Both bring in power the same way, but MC's ends at a distribution block and Paul's at an auxillary fuse box. What are the advantages of one over the other? MC puts a breaker after the distribution block then on to the loads, whereas Paul's mod ends at the fuse box. Not sure how MC mounted the breaker nor what amperage it is. This way looks good since the distribution blocks and fuse blocks I have found are all 4/8 gauge input and 8 gauge output. Not sure if hooking up smaller gauge (14-18g) to these bigger outputs would stay connected. The ring terminals over the breaker with a nut would definitely stay tight. On the other hand, that fuse box has four outputs and no breaker would be needed, right?PaulXyZ said:This is the area where you can mount an auxiliary fuse box
Should a fuse be put between the lights and the relay? How is the best way to get the Pos wire from the lights into the interior to connect to this new power block? I plan on using OregonX's mod to get the wire from the roof to under the truck, but not sure if I should use the right side like he did, or the left side and try to get back to the same grommet the power cable comes into the truck through. Lastly, the wiring harness that came w/ the lights looks about 18g, 16g tops. If I splice 14g to the harness, will that be adequate to make the run back to the front of the truck? The lights are 44W each I think (H3 bulbs). Hope I didn't ramble too much.