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Power Distribution Box

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For starters, I built a rack for my truck to throw some "off road" lights on.  I wanted a box to control these and some reverse lights.  I also got an old remote starter from my dad that happened to have some aux outputs on it.  As soon as I found this out, I wanted to hook them up to control my lights.  Along with the outputs I wanted to have my panic and lock button activate my horn and lights above the roof.
Also, as I went to publish this ible I found out about the Redneck Contest so I'll be entering in that.  Please vote, criticism is welcome too!
I DONT KNOW ABOUT RULES AND REGULATIONS IN YOUR PROVINCE/TERRITORY/STATE BUT HERE IN PEI, ALL LIGHTS OTHER THAN STOCK HEADLIGHTS/FOGS ARE ILLEGAL TO USE ON THE ROAD. OFF ROAD USE ONLY!

This box did not cost me very much if anything at all, being as I had almost everything on hand.

Also I take no responsibility for anything that happens to your vehicle should you choose to follow this ible!

Parts:
X number of relays - Relays with holders, based on how ever many toys you need to power.  I put 4 holders but am only currently using 3.
1 - Fuse panel.  Minimum one fuse slot per relay being used.  I got mine from a camper.
1 - Ground bus bar.  Mine was from an old electrical panel (neutral bus).
2 - terminal strips.  One is for connecting the switch outputs to relays, the other is for connecting your toys to the relays.
13 - diodes.
1 - spst relay.  This is for your horn (ONLY NEEDED IF YOUR HORN USES NEGATIVE TRIGGER WIRE!!)
1 - Roll of 20 or 22 gauge wire.  For relay trigger wires and wiring diodes.
1 - Roll of 14 gauge wire
1 - section of heavy gauge wire.  This is your main input from your battery.  I used 6 gauge... wayyyy overkill.
1 - 15-25 foot cat 5 or cat 6 cable.  This is to go between your switches and box.
Assorted terminals.  While not necessary, they clean everything up.
A section of perfboard to place diodes/ horn relay on.
1 - Remote starter with wiring harness and aux outputs.

Tools:
Soldering iron/solder.
Wire strippers/cutters/crimpers.
Assorted screwdrivers.
Drill and bits.
Knife.
Electrical tape and/or heat shrink tube.
wire ties.

 
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nice looking power delivery box, i bought all the diodes, a few relays, a water proof fuse box, and switches. i am doing an electrical overhaul on my suzuki samurai, my wiring harness is crap so anything to do with flashers and hazards is dead so i have to rip it all out and start from scratch, i have everything except wire and a project box. why i am it i am also going to replace my fenders, paint my engine bay, etc. itll be a pretty big project