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Old 09-10-2009, 05:23 PM
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Universal Relay Box/power distribution center?

Is there a company out there that makes a universal relay box like would be found under hood on most newer model cars?

I would like to have a box that accepts standard (bosh?) 5 pin relays.

I know alot of you guys have built cars from scratch and was wondering if you know something I dont or you are using a box out of a doner car or simply using pin connectors and mounting your relays on the fenders and firewall.

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most any auto parts store can get 5 pin relay connectors, probably relay box's too

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I just mounted my relays, 6 of them on an aluminum strip and mounted it under the dash.

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I think I understand what you are looking for, and I have not been able to find something similar as a standard item.

On my 2000 Ford the 7 pin trailer connector uses fuses and relays between the 7 pin connector wiring and the truck's stock wiring. In other words, when you step on the brake (or turn on a turn signal) it activates a 30 amp relay, which then sends power to the brake light wiring on the trailer connector. It also has relays for the running lights, brake controller wire and the 12 volt power wire.

I would like to use a similar arrangement with my 75 GMC, but that would mean installing 3-4 relays and appropriate fuses to isolate the trailer wiring. It is very easy to find individual relays and sockets, and separate fuse blocks. However, I have not found an integrated unit that has about 4 relays and 4 30 amp fuses mounted as a single unit in a box, preferably designed to be water resistant. The device would be electrically simple, and I could put one together myself, but I think the end result would look cobbled together.

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Hey Ya'll

This may help ya'll out, check their PDF catalog they have "the good stuff".
http://www.painlessperformance.com/w...rtsearch=30108
Also google; American Autowire & Ron Francis Wiring, they also have "the good stuff"
later,olnolan

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I grab the relay box from a '93 - '97 Camaro or Firebird (behind the driver's side headlight). It's got room for 8 relays and 12 fuses, and is easy to mount where needed. It's also relatively easy to find replacement terminals for it (Pack-Con III's and Metri-pak 630's).
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Thanks guys! I really like the look of that painless relay bank, but for $300 I may go with the camaro box out of the local pull a part.
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