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Where to wire in 15A power wire

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by av84u, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. av84u

    av84u Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Hi All,

    The wiring instructions for my 680LT explain they want you to connect the 15A fused power wire to a switched power source. I am installing a Blizzard 680LT on a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Where is the best place to tap into and how would you recommend doing it?

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,978

    Any ign hot fused source. I.e. heater, etc.
     
  3. av84u

    av84u Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I understand this.... but I was wondering if there is a switched 12v connection I can access without being too invasive on the Jeeps original wiring.

    I am an aircraft mechanic....airplanes have buss bars where a connection like this has easy access.

    So you are suggesting I'll have to cut original vehicle wiring, the 12v heater wire, and splice into it?

    Thanks.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,978

    This is basic electrical. 12v signal wire, does not use excess pwr from the source.
    Either cut and splice into wiring
    OR get a fuse tap from auto store and piggyback off factory fuse box
     
  5. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    Find your fuse box, find a 20 or 30 amp fuse located in that fuse box that is HOT with ign ON. Buy a simple fuse tap that slides onto the leg of the fuse on the POWER SOURCE side of the fuse. Use a test light after removing the fuse to see which side has power. Then install a spade connector on the end of your wire and connect it to the tap. Install a 15a fuse holder as close to source as possible. Voila...done
     
  6. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    DieselSS beat me. Slow fingers...
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,978

    Well you don't want to tap into your safety features. Abs, airbag, ecm, etc. Just fyi
    Ha. Gotcha !!
     
  8. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    Good point! I used the ign power fuse that was 50a.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  9. av84u

    av84u Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    This is all great info....awesome - a power tap for the fuses! Tthanks Guys!!!!


    Scott
     
  10. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Add a fuse, available at your local auto parts store. Plugs into original fuse location and allows you to piggy back a second fuse. Pannel is on passenger side kick pannel IIRC