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Did this during the week... was finishing the install on my backup cam and had to run a long wire from the rear to the front for a switched +12V. While under the dash... I found one I could use. However I'd already tapped into it once (for my gauges). Thought about that and everything else that I've done or plan on that use either a switched or constant +12V source and decided to put in a distribution block.

Went to AutoZone and found something that would work just right... and it does. It fits nicely where I put it.

A little hard to see in the pic... but the far left post is for the switched +12V and the other 3 are for the constant +12V. I just ran the actual power to the far right and jumpered from there to the one next to it and then next to it. I also put an inline fuse for the constant +12V line... that way I can just pull it and work on it without the fear of melting my screwdriver to anything. :)
 

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Bubba_Hemi said:
Did this during the week... was finishing the install on my backup cam and had to run a long wire from the rear to the front for a switched +12V. While under the dash... I found one I could use. However I'd already tapped into it once (for my gauges). Thought about that and everything else that I've done or plan on that use either a switched or constant +12V source and decided to put in a distribution block.

Went to AutoZone and found something that would work just right... and it does. It fits nicely where I put it.

A little hard to see in the pic... but the far left post is for the switched +12V and the other 3 are for the constant +12V. I just ran the actual power to the far right and jumpered from there to the one next to it and then next to it. I also put an inline fuse for the constant +12V line... that way I can just pull it and work on it without the fear of melting my screwdriver to anything. :)

Thats a good idea. Terminal blocks work great. They do make little metal "u-clips" to jumper the post together instead of using wire.
 

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Well, I had wire laying around... although I did have to buy the ends I used.

I hope the "metal 'u-clips'" are insulated except for the ends...
 

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Bubba_Hemi said:
Well, I had wire laying around... although I did have to buy the ends I used.

I hope the "metal 'u-clips'" are insulated except for the ends...

Thats a good point. No theyre not insulated.
 

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Yea, that could get ugly. Granted I don't have anything to cover the contact points on that... but still better than metal clips hanging off especially given it's location.
 
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