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Chippy
10-06-2007, 08:45 PM
I found I was gathering a few relays under the bonnet and wanted to tidy the whole lot up a bit. One $6 Jiffy box from Dick Smiths, a pair of torneau cover clips and a bit of steel angle was all it took.

The angle bracket is offset to allow the Jiffy box to tuck in, a little, under the side lip. It won't completely tuck in there as there's a heap of wire bundles hiding behind it.

Four 13mm holes in the bottom of the Jiffy box provide heaps of space for the necessary wires to get to the relays.

NO - it's not a waterproof solution - and wasn't intended to be. I just wanted to keep most of the mud, some spray during shallow crossings, bug guts and crap off the relays and have the whole lot look a bit neater.

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/box1open.jpg

There's 2 spare relays in there - one is for the compressor - and the other one is there because I had one and there was space for it. :lol:

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/box2open.jpg

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/box3open.jpg


I didn't feel like fiddling around with those tiny little screws that hold Jiffy box lids shut so ..

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/box1closed.jpg

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/box3closed.jpg


While I was there I re-routed a bit of the split tubing jungle that was accumulating on the firewall. It looks a lot neater now ...

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/wire1.jpg

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/wire2.jpg

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/wire3.jpg


.. and finally had a play with the switch layout inside ...

http://casas.id.au/pradopoint/relay/switch1.jpg

Those Repco switches look neat. The one to the right of the mirror switch is for the compressor - just a pity it doesn't have a little pic of a compressor on it :lol:

Cheers
Chippy

McBAIN
11-06-2007, 09:00 AM
very nicely done!

joracha
11-06-2007, 09:37 AM
which repco did you get those switches from i want some.

Chippy
11-06-2007, 10:13 AM
which repco did you get those switches from i want some.

I've used the Repco stores in Mandurah and Rockingham but the listing of Perth stores is HERE (http://www.repco.com.au/CA2571B70016E7AE/Frame?ReadForm&1=~&2=~&3=~&URL=http://202.45.102.66/slocate2.php?dist=10~)

From memory they are a Narva switch and are a standard item across the Repco stores.

The inside of the switch mounting plate still needs to be filed out to get them to fit properly - but they look really neat once they're in.

Cheers
Chippy