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Tapping into fuse panel for power ?

I am wiring some accessories up and want to tap into the fuse panel on the side of the dash. I don't want to use those fuse tap things. I want it to look factory, connecting from the back of the panel. I just don't know how I can do this. Will I have to buy the metal pins that go in the panel or are they there already? I looked and didn't see any but it was hard to get a good view even with the panel unbolted. So how do I do this or how did you do this and was is the best way?

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I am also interested in this. I want to run my power windows and door lock through the fuse panel.
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You can splice into the wires from an existing circuit. If you do this, the wiring and device can not draw more than what the circuit it fused for. Or if there are open slots, I suppose you could get the sockets and make own new fuse position.
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i was also thinking about adding some lights and tap into the fuse box but dont know where to begin
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any lighting, i'd just tap into the engine compartment fuse panel.....in the front of it there's studs for constant 12v.
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any lighting, i'd just tap into the engine compartment fuse panel.....in the front of it there's studs for constant 12v.
Yep thats what I used to use for everything. I now am running everything off a fuse panel hidden in my Expo center console.
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I have a fuse block under the hood I added, but there is no more room left in it. It holds 6 fuses. What kind do you have and how many fuses can it hold?
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I have one from delcity.net that has 12 slots. http://www.delcity.net/delcity/servl...=650091&page=1
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Those are dam nice from DelCity, we put one in my friend's Bronco-fits and works Great!
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Thanks! I have a DelCity catalog sitting right next to me and didn't even think about looking in it. That is the exact 6 position one I have. I didn't know they came in 12. I will definitively be getting that one. It is so much cheaper than the ones I was looking at.

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I got one of those a few years back for under my hood. Got it at AutoZone or Advance Auto, don't remember which one, but I think it was cheaper than the 15$ on that website. They work great though.
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I have one from delcity.net that has 12 slots. http://www.delcity.net/delcity/servl...=650091&page=1
LOL! Looks like there'll be 3 members here with that panel soon. lol.
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It is possible to disassemble the factory fuse panel in the 95~2003 dash and add new circuits. I have added several to support various mods.

More info:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=50361
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=34665
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Thank you bob, thank you bob, then thank you again bob!
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