Painless Wiring All-Weather 7 Circuit Fuse Block
After looking at the jeepfan.com CJ-5‘s wiring for a while I started realizing that there are several of those in-line style fuses scattered around the engine compartment. Some of them are practically impossible to get at without removing the passenger side fender.
I thought to myself, this would make for a real p.i.t.a. on the trail if I had to get at one of these. These fuses are for the fuel injection system, fog lights, and air-lockers. I also recently added relays for my headlights to make them brighter, this wiring did not even have a fuse. I did a little looking around and found that Painless Wiring makes several varieties of fuse blocks, the one I figured would be best for me is the 7 circuit all-weather block. After a call to OK one was on the way.
The block is pre-wired and has 3 20A constant hot and 4 20A ignition hot circuits. A relay controls the ignition hot side and a 30A breaker protects the whole deal.
I found the best place on my Jeep to install the block was attached to the battery tray. I fabricated my own so it is a bit heavier and stronger than a stock tray. The block is located next to my ARB Air Compressor. Currently there are 4 circuits active in the block. The ARB lockers, headlight relays, Holley fuel injection, and foglights. There is a hot wire that is directly from the battery to the block to provide full power.
The wiring on the block was clearly marked and the instructions were very helpful. The block uses normal blade style fuses found almost anywhere. This is one of the small things that can be done on a Jeep that can make life easier when you are out in the middle of nowhere.