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Old 05-05-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Neat positive side battery terminal connections

I must have 10 wires on my positive side of my battery it looks a total fookin mess!

First off has anyone done a neat custom bracket or connector?

Piccys if anyone has please.

As i want to sort mine once and for all.

Thank you please

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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I have been looking for some thing also as i have a few fuses and cables everywhere, was going to try and hide it behind the battery. Still undecided - have a look on here it might give you some ideas.
https://www.electricalcarservices.co...25b-p-378.html
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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remove all the wires from the terminal

relocate them inside a big plastic box

connect big fat lead to the terminal

terminate lead at the other hidden side inside the box

job jobbed
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I have been looking for some thing also as i have a few fuses and cables everywhere, was going to try and hide it behind the battery. Still undecided - have a look on here it might give you some ideas.
https://www.electricalcarservices.co...25b-p-378.html
I quite like the look of something on there....



You could just mount it somewhere and looks a lot tidier than what i've got at the minute!

£28.99 though, not cheap!

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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Looki ng for something like that myself Mark.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Looks alright doesn't it Kev... Going to have a good look around now i've finished tea.

Will post up if i see anything suitable at a decent price
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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That's not what i'm after...

Really want a 1 into 6/8 distribution box not 6/8 into 6/8 with fuses in the middle.

If you see what i mean............
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
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what i did with mine was the mk5 escorts had a little fusebox that bolts to the positive terminal of the battery then all the wires bolt up inside this with the big fuses inside.

looked factory aswell!
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Well after shopping about there generally was a whole load of junk advertised! Some of the boxes looked fookin shonky and still wanted top money Fuck that.......

Ended ordering the item above.. The 6 Pole fuse box

It was £26.95 delivered, will do a thread when i've got an afternoon free to install it
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:34 PM   #13
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Im sure there 's something like this in the demon tweeks catalouge page 111 top right or
if you wanna look on tinternet look up battery distibution board www.demontweeks.co.uk
And your welcome
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I did see them but they were £14.50 delivered, which seemed a bit pricey for a bit of plastic with a connector in.......

Agreed the would do the job, anyone after a cheap alternative look no further
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I use a Marine pole socket for my live wires, too many for battery, it's a post that secures to a flat panel, then has a 6mm stud that you bolt all the terms onto, comes with neat cover and is waterproof as marine, cost was around £6.
For the negative side I used a positive side battery multi connector bit , bent the retaing bracket from sticking up to down now flipped over and it fits on the negative side perfectly, and of course being a mirror image of the positive side one it is factory looking, and free from most scrappies!!
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what i did with mine was the mk5 escorts had a little fusebox that bolts to the positive terminal of the battery then all the wires bolt up inside this with the big fuses inside.

looked factory aswell!

Would have been my suggestion,in fact any escort up to 1995/6 when they changed over to round types.
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Nice one Mark,mind the pics.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #19
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yes i defo kneed something like this. just too many wires for the battery : ( will have a dig, see if i can find anything else
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:05 PM   #21
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as previously suggested get one off a later ford we use the escort cosworth power distribution battery fuse pack on the 3 doors and sapphs

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Old 14-09-2012, 05:16 PM   #22
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Did anyone get somthing sorted with this cos i need somthing doing
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Old 14-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #23
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Mine has one wire going to the battery all the others go into a junction box
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Old 14-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #24
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Take a look at the VAG stuff. They run a small fuse box off the battery, with high amp fusible links inside and terminals.

search egay for VW Battery fuse box etc. There are various designs. TPS will sell them at reasonable prices. Some of the egay prices are actually high.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-MK4-Gol...f#ht_779wt_961
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this is how i did mine
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this is how i did mine

What junction box is that m8? You got a ebay link?
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What junction box is that m8? You got a ebay link?
I got it from demon tweaks
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Neatest solution is to put the battery in the boot.
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Neatest solution is to put the battery in the boot.
Been wanting to do that for ages, but unsure of what gauge cable to use etc...
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Neatest solution is a wireless bluetooth fuse box.....
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Been wanting to do that for ages, but unsure of what gauge cable to use etc...
35mm^2 welding cable is more than adequate and ideal.
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Ok, what kind of cable will i need to run from the junction box to the battery, i want one cable so i guess its going to be pretty thick.
A ebay link would be nice as thats where im going to buy it
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The VW fuse boxes come with cable already fitted.

Size of cable will depend on the load you want it to carry though. 16mm^2 welding cable would be more than adequate.
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First thing i'd do is work out why there are 10 wires on the battery, surely some of those are going to be unnecessary and can be removed altogether.

For the wires you do need what's wrong with keeping it simple with this for £3

https://www.electricalcarservices.co...no2-p-173.html
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Ok, what kind of cable will i need to run from the junction box to the battery, i want one cable so i guess its going to be pretty thick.
A ebay link would be nice as thats where im going to buy it
i went to an electrical factors we use at work who sells auto stuff as well with the wire from the starter to the battery and said i wont a length of this and as they only sell it in 1 meter lengths and i only needed half a meter he gave it to me lol but im not to sore what amp lead it is as it was a while ago now

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First thing i'd do is work out why there are 10 wires on the battery, surely some of those are going to be unnecessary and can be removed altogether.

For the wires you do need what's wrong with keeping it simple with this for £3

https://www.electricalcarservices.co...no2-p-173.html
i thought this lol but when you get down to it they are all power feeds to various componants! it seems cossies do have a fair few wires to the plus side of the battery
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Ok, what kind of cable will i need to run from the junction box to the battery, i want one cable so i guess its going to be pretty thick.
A ebay link would be nice as thats where im going to buy it
Not to mention a suitable size main fuse at the battery too, I should imagine!!?
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Not to mention a suitable size main fuse at the battery too, I should imagine!!?
Theres no main fuse in it as it is standard! All the juction box is doing is moving the wires from one point to another. Plus all the componants that wire to the plus side no doubt have there own fuses anyway
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