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  1. Goldsmithy

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    I am going to start adding electrical accessories to my 05 R52 S MINI. Instead of adding items to the stock fuse block. I plan to tap the terminal in the engine compartment and run a 6ga wire, through a 30 amp. resettable circuit breaker, to a fuse block with 4 fuses. I will then tap into this fuse block to add accessories. I want to make this independent of the factory wiring harness. Does anyone see a problem with doing this?
     
  2. Crashton

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    I'm not an electrical guru heck not even an electrical hack. I do know keep the + from touching the -. Otherwise the smoke that is contained in the wires will come out. Better get a jar of this stuff. :Cigar:

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    You will be fine as long as you start at the battery and go to a fuse / distribution block.

    I did this in my car when I added amps for my stereo.
     
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    Sounds like it will work. What all are you adding?
     
  5. Goldsmithy

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    Lee, I'm adding underhood lighting, a radar detector, a DB radio (if I can find one with all the controls in the mike), and a few other thinhgs yet to come.
     
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    I have been a way a while. I am curious as to what you came up with.
     
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    Yea me to! I will see him at MOTD.. will be interested to see. :)
     
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    Hate to disappoint ya'll...but this project is not finished. After the Dragon...
     
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    Don't rub it in!:mad::D
     

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