Tapping into an existing fuse block - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2010, 04:29 PM
Registered User

Last journal entry: More information
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: santa monica, CA
Posts: 205
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tapping into an existing fuse block

hey guys,

sooo, on my corvette inspired jaguar xj6, i've completed the job (barring the recent starter issue) -- however, i'd like to officially tap into the wires in my fuse block(s) instead of using the el cheapo "quick splice" devices. I'm wondering what is the best way to do this -- the wires that go to the fuse block are very short -- it is difficult to get in there to splice the wires together. i am tempted to just snip the wires i need, and extend the wire from both ends, and then T-splice into that wire.

i have 5 connections to make -- on a jaguar xj6, there are two fuse blocks. i will need to splice again later on for the radio, but i'll worry about that when the time comes. the connections that i am making are for wires that are hot at position 2 and 3.

my question is, what is the best way to tap into a wire, so that i can heat shrink the resulting joint? all the "western union" butt to butt splices i've made have been very nice and sturdy -- heat-shrunk and tied up. these splices are a bit more of a challenge.

do any of your guys have any tips for how to do this? i was thinking of stripping off some wire, and separating the strands, and then twisting the tapped wire into that, but perhaps there is a more elegant way...

any tips would be much appreciated!


tyler w.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2010, 05:26 PM
Last wiki edit: Ford axle ratio codes
Last journal entry: Rear Suspension
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Prattsville
Posts: 6,909
Wiki Edits: 31

Thanks: 5
Thanked 141 Times in 131 Posts
when I built the wiring harness for the fog lights on my '98 Ford Ranger. I removed about 1/4" of insulation from the wire where I needed to splice into.. slid the shrink tubing down ( 1 size larger than needed for the wire ) the open end of wire. spliced in the wire I needed to splice off of with, twisted it in and soldered it up. then slid the shrink tubing over the wires and shrunk the tubing. works pretty good that way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
this is a saver.... GM build codes TooMany2count General Rodding Tech 24 11-23-2009 09:36 AM
Cam Help shsouthard Engine 18 03-29-2009 09:33 PM
hv big block pump for small block roy383ci Engine 9 05-24-2006 06:52 AM
Fuse block diagram crash Electrical 7 04-12-2006 05:42 PM
small block vs big block JUSTINH Engine 28 02-17-2003 04:37 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.