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post #1 of 12 Old 05-12-2008, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Stebel horn WITH a Fuse Block Question...

For those of you who have hooked up a Blue sea (or similar) Fuseblock AND have a Stebel horn,

Do I have to use 2 - 30A relays (one on the horn and one for my Ignition on/off to the fuse block) ?

OR does the one relay from a running light wire or similar work and just hook the horn up straight to the fuseblock ?

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Two relays are required. One to power the fuse block and one to power the horn from the fuse block. The former is on whenever the ignition is on and the latter is on whenever both the ignition is on and the horn button is pressed.

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1 Relay for my horn. One relay for my fuse box. Horn is powered thru the fuse box.

I generally don't need to honk the horn unless the key is on
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Thanks Greywolf and Coho, this helps me. I'm waiting for some parts for the install. Any idea on where to get Posi-taps?

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Thanks Greywolf and Coho, this helps me. I'm waiting for some parts for the install. Any idea on where to get Posi-taps?
Sometime Wal-Mart has them. Eastern Beaver is a good web site for them.

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Cool , thanks guys.

Also .... running an inline fuse from the Red battery terminal to the Bluesea ( + ) positive - if I have only Black 12guage wire - is that ok connected to the Red inline 12g fuse wire, or just easier to use Red 10g I have connected to the 12g inline fuse wire ?

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Signal Dynamics sells just about the whole line of Posi-Loks & Taps.
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Use red 10ga between the battery and fuse block as much as possible. Very short pieces of 12ga at the inline fuse won't hurt much but that wire will carry all the power to the block's accessories so you want it beefy. You want the color code to be obvious on the bike rather than keeping it in your head. If you feel you must use a black wire for a hot lead, at least put some red tape at the ends and occasionally at exposed areas to mark it hot. Somebody else might be working on it some time in the future.

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ok, so what I will do then Greywolf is run a 12 gauge WITH inline fuse from Battery - connected to a 10 gauge (to add length to reach the relay) then a 10 gauge from the Relay to the Bluesea (+) positive connector bolt. like in this install and Schematic :

(Sad I know - electrical confuses me sometimes. haha - but need gunshots and holes fixed in people or a Cardiac Arrest - and I shine. lol)

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=110272712718


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Sounds good. Keep the 12ga wire from the battery to the fuse as short as practical.

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