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Old 07-23-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default How to hook a wire up to the fuse box?

I am a totaly noob when it comes to electrical and like to ask a lot of questions.


How do i hook up a wire to my fuse box?
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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i also need to know a good ground to use.
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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I don't know what fuses are free but as far as a ground goes anywhere on the frame is a solid ground.
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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ya i know that, im want to know a specific point, under the dash, that someone else has used.... or the next closest thing to under the dash
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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There are a number of ways to attach wires to your fuse block. If you need to use a fuse to supply a new device, you can get an inline fuse and splice it into a hot wire. You also need to determine if you want a 12 volt wire that is always hot (has 12 volts on it all the time), or one that only has 12 volts when the ignition switch is on (called a switched 12 volt line). Wire splices are the most convenient way to attach a wire to another wire. They make them for different size wires, so get one for the size wire you will be using. Usually they slip over the wire you want to tap into, and you also put your new wire in the splice, then clamp it over the two wires. You buy these things at an auto supply store, or Radio Shack. Ground is any metal part on the body. Unscrew a bolt, and make sure there isn't any paint under the bolt head (scrape it off down to bare metal with a pocket knife) attach your ground wire and tighten the bolt back down.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:31 AM   #6
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I got some some splicer type things that you put in the spot of the regular fuse. They have two slots for fuses one for the regular fuse and the other is for an external wire. There is no wire cutting or splicing involved you just put them in the spot where the fuse went. I used three of these to wire in my guages. I don't know exactly where you can buy them in Florida, but I bought mine at autozone here in cali.

go to pg 36 in the catalog on this link and there are some pics

http://www.bussauto.com/shared/libra...o-Fuse_Cat.pdf

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Old 07-24-2006, 06:55 AM   #7
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Specific ground points was the question you asked and nobody ants to help so here you go.

1. You can use the grounding screw on the side of the radio mount. ( remove your cup holder; pull it out and remove the two screws way back inside it and then slide it right out). Now gently pull out your face trim by prying out one of the corners ( with your fingers) if you use a screwdriver you will scratch the stereo face trim. Once you get one out it will pop right out.

2. You can remove the center console and there are several screws under it that you can use to ground. ( open your arm rest and remove the 2 screws in the bottom. Unscrew your shift knob and gently pull the boot away from the lever, it does come off, it is elastic or something that holds it on. Gently pull up on the center piece of the console ( the one with the e-brake handle it will slide towards the front of the car and off. Now pull up and back on the shifter lever piece of the console trim it will come off easy.) There are at least 4 screws there that you can use for grounding points 2 in the front just before the ECU ( black in color) and 2 a few inches away just before the shifter lever ( gold in color).

Hope that helped a little and good luck.
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