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Old 11-20-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Ok, so I've wired a few things in my lifetime into the fuse panels or cars. I doubt I ever did it "the right way". What is the correct way to wire an additioanl accessory into the fuse panel? I have some heated wipers I am looking to install and I want to make sure I do it right this time.
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You can get an add-a-circuit from Autozone which is a fuse block, with a wire coming off of it. It basically turns one fuse into two, using the + wire on the accesory and a butt connector (or solder) right off the fuse. You can use any size fuse up to 10 amps (at least on the one I used). I did it for my radar detector, not sure if this is even waht you're talking about.



As you can see, there'* two fuse blocks on the top. One for the original, one for the new accesory.
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personally, I dislike adding to stock fuse boxes. You can get additional fuse blocks/ waterproof fuse holders that its not worth the risk to tap into the stock fuse box.
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hmmm I like that idea of add a fuse block.....might have to look into that for my system.. how much did it run ya Sully? 8-9bucks?!
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hmmm I like that idea of add a fuse block.....might have to look into that for my system.. how much did it run ya Sully? 8-9bucks?!
Yeah, I think seven and change after tax. Very cheap.
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Please be careful adding on. If overfused it could cause the current items to get damaged instead of the fuse blowing and saving it if something causes an overload.
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