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Tap fuse

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Old 11-18-2014, 02:06 AM
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Hi,

I want to connect my DLR to 12V supply (ACC). So thought of tapping it from the fuse box. I have identified the fuses that I could tap. There are two options.

1. Tap from the fuse box under the hood.
2. Tap from the fuse box at driver side.

I want to know which option is the best?

If i tap it from the hood I dont know if there is a neat way of taking that wire outside. And will the case be air tight. If I tap it from driver side then i would have to take that wire through the firewall and it might requiring piercing the firewall rubber.
 
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:36 PM
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There should be lots of holes to use in the firewall. Look for other wires. May be hard to work under there. My Corvair has only seven fuses!
 
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:44 PM
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inside fuse box is usually the easiest. get an add-a-fuse tap and keep wiring well protected. also be sure it's not a high-draw device. i recommend limiting any add-a-fuse to 10A. higher current loads should be switched through relays and powered from the battery directly.
 
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:29 PM
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Thanks.

I am planning to light 2 LED bulbs, so load wont be much. Also planning to put a 10A fuse.
 
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