Electrical

Auxiliary Power Master Switch

The design of my auxiliary power system includes both a switched circuit and an always on circuit. In this post I discuss the switched portion of the system. The master switch is used to control all accessories that can be switched. This includes the ARC switch system as well as other miscellaneous items such as…

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Heated Mirrors

Snowy Colorado winters tend to lead to iced over mirrors  on the Toyota FJ Cruiser. One of my early modification to our new FJ Cruiser was the installation of heated mirrors.The installation is an involved process and is not for the faint of heart. To complete the installation the following step must be taken (There…

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Auto Rod Controls – Switch Console

I know, I’m the total geek with all the electronics that I have in our Toyota FJ Cruiser. To control all these devices in our last FJ I built a switch console using rocker switches that I mounted in the celling. Though this system worked fine it required lots of wires being run to the switches…

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Better Chassis Grounding

With the increased power demands and better battery in the FJ I figured it was time to upgrade the chassis grounding. Toyota uses a wire gauge that I consider to small for the demands that we are going to place on it. With the new grounds in place the starter does turn noticeably  faster. First…

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