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Location of fuel pump and horn relays

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  • #235399
    Philip
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    @flipmgtd

    Just finishing up installing the wiring harness in my Ford MGTD and am trying to determine the best place to locate the fuel pump and horn relays.  Electric fuel pump is mounted near the gas tank in the rear.  Thinking that on the firewall near the voltage regulator and ignition module makes most sense but that requires more holes in the firewall.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

    #261580
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I do not run a fuel pump relay on mine. I only added a horn relay recently. Probably didn’t need it. I found the intermittent operation was a ground short in the switch in the wheel. I put that relay behind the grille above the horns.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #261581
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    If I were smart and neat I would put all the relays in a pod on the firewall or maybe inside the tub, up under the dash. But accessible. 

    Because I am not smart or neat I now have relays all over the dang place–inside the right front cowl (three light relays); left cowl (horns); sitting unsecured next to the battery (fan) and under the driver’s seat (fuel pump). 
    My advice, in all things, is don’t be like me.
    #261582
    Court Wizard
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    @court-wizard

    I put my relays along the fire wall above my fuses.

    No trees were injured in the making of this message, but some electrons were inconvenienced.

    #261583
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Nobody beats the Wiz.

    #261584
    Philip
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    @flipmgtd

    Thanks for the comments.  I think I will put them under the dash in a easy place to service.  Do you use relays for the headlights?  Plans I have don’t suggest one is needed.

    #261585
    Derek
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    @nobody

    I currently have my relays just hanging behind the dash. I do use a relay for headlights and it does help with the brightness.

    And where do you get those relay receiver plugs? I’d love to get a few of those and clean up some of the wiring mess behind the dash.
    #261586
    Dave B.
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    @dave-b

    #261587
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    The Ford headlamp switch has it built in.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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