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I was stuck with our can bus B/S. I needed a high capasity in cab ignition source. Well of course all the fuses are out side and all the ignition wires are thin gauge. So this was my fix. It is a perfect solution for those that will be running a lot of lights, radar, cb, etc.

First I found a switched source in the fuse box. It is the 12v power source one (cigaret lighter). I have a terminal that will attach to the fuse and give you the ability to connect a wire. So now I have my Ignition wire.

Ofcourse that will not be able to hold a lot of current so I ran a 4 gauge wire from the battery to a circuit breaker (80amp for now) next to the battery. Going out of the breaker I ran, in loom, my 4 gauge wire into the cab where the clutch hole would be. (6spds will have to find a different location for mounting.)
In the loom I also ran my switched ignition wire.

I mounted an 80 amp solenoid. This has four posts and works like a relay but for more current, (for the 12v/ electronically challenged.) So on one post I have my power from the battery. On the switch part of the solenoid I connected my Ignition. The other small post gets a ground. and the output can be connected to anything you wish. For now just my radar, soon lights galore.
 

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Neat idea! You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the relay (or link to suppliers site) before install would you?

Do you then place a fuse on the output side of the relay for your equipment? Should the main power running into the relay from the battery also be fused?


I find electrical fascinating, but I know I don't often understand the whole thing.
 

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This is the Circuit breaker I used


Here is the relay


It is fused at the battery. The relay is inside the jeep.
 
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