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Jeep CJ7 Wiring Series- MASTERCELL Location

Over the next few videos, we’re going to continue our theme on good planning.  Specifically, we’re going to talk about picking the best locations for the major components that come with your Infinitybox system.  We’re installing our 20-Circuit Kit with inLINK and inRESERVE in our 1979 CJ7.  To get the most out of our install, we want to pick the best locations for the MASTERCELL, the front & rear POWERCELLs, the MEGA fuse holder and the inRESERVE solenoid.  We’ve broken this up into 5 different videos, talking about what you need to consider for each part.  This video covers picking the best location for your MASTERCELL.

The Infinitybox MASTERCELL

The Infinitybox MASTERCELL

The MASTERCELL is the brain of your 20-Circuit Kit.  It connects to all of your switches.  These include your ignition switch, turn signal stalk, brake pedal switch, headlight switch, fuel pump & cooling fan trigger and any other accessory switches that you may have in your car or truck.  The MASTERCELL sends commands to the POWERCELLs when you turn a switch on or off.  You can learn more about the MASTERCELL and what it does by clicking this link.

There are two important things to consider when you’re picking the location for your MASTERCELL.  First, you want the MASTERCELL as close to your switches as possible.  This keeps the wiring short and makes it easy to install.  Second, you want to have easy access to the MASTERCELL for troubleshooting and diagnostics.  There are tons of diagnostic features built into the MASTERCELL.  You can learn about them at this link.  To access these features, you need to be able to get to the MASTERCELL, remove the protective cover, press the buttons and read the inSIGHT LCD screen.

In our 1979 Jeep CJ7, we’re going to mount the MASTERCELL in the glove compartment.  There is a convenient open pocket behind the door for the glove compartment.  This puts the MASTERCELL close to all of the switches on the dash.  That will make the dash wiring short and efficient.  With the door open, we can easily take off the MASTERCELL cover, press the buttons and read the inSIGHT screen.  When we close the door, the MASTERCELL disappears.

Picking the best location for your MASTERCELL will make your switch wiring simple and efficient.  It will also make troubleshooting and diagnostics easier if you need them.  Keep watching for more in our 1979 Jeep CJ7 Install Series.

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Jeep CJ7 Wiring Series- Project Planning

This is a pretty boring video but the message is very important.

Picture of a 1979 Jeep CJ7 wired with the Infinitybox system

Picture of a 1979 Jeep CJ7 wired with the Infinitybox system

This is the next video in our 1979 Jeep CJ7 install video series.  In this video, Jay talks about project planning. He goes through the manuals and documentation. He also talks about reviewing the configuration sheet that came with your kit. Here’s the message: the better you plan up front, the better the job is going to go. This applies to wiring your car or truck, just like it does for installing an EFI system, or upholstering a seat or painting a car. The Infinitybox website is full of resources to help you wire your resto-mod, street rod, hot rod, race car, kit car or Pro-Touring build. You can get to our Resources page at this link.   You can also access our Blog at this link. This is full of tips, tricks and customer examples.

The most important message here is to ask questions.  If you don’t understand something, give our team a call.  You can reach us at (847) 232-1991.

You can check out the project planning video here.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell icon so you get notified when we post new videos in the series.

Click on this link to get to the main page for the 1979 Jeep CJ7 wiring project.  You can find all of the videos on one place there.  

You can also click here to contact our technical support team with any questions about your car or truck wiring project.  

Jeep CJ7 Wiring Series- Introduction

We’re excited to announce a new project at Infinitybox. We’re doing a full install of our Infinitybox system into this Jeep. Check out the step-by-step videos showing you the power and simplicity of the Infinitybox system for your resto-mod, street rod, hot rod, kit car or Pro-Touring build.  We’re doing this install in three phases.

In the first phase, we’ll get the core wiring done.  We’re going to install our 20-Circuit Kit with inLINK and inRESERVE.  We’ll take you through all of the details of wiring your car or truck with these products.

In the second phase, we’re going to expand the system to control power locks and power windows.  These will be controlled by our inMOTION motor controller.

In the last phase, we’re going to accessorize the Jeep.  We’re going to add trail lights, audio and other electrical accessories.  We’ll also install our inTOUCH NET to show how you can control your car or truck with a smart phone or tablet.

Picture of a 1979 Jeep CJ7 wired with the Infinitybox system

Picture of a 1979 Jeep CJ7 wired with the Infinitybox system

This is a 1979 Jeep CJ7.  It is a beast.  It is powered by a well-built Chevy 350.  It has a 2″ suspension lift and a 2″ body lift.  It rides comfortably on a set of 33″ tires.  The shop that built it did a great job.  There is no rust on the body or chassis.  The interior is nicely done.  Mechanically, it is in great shape.

The wiring is another story.  It has been through a few owners since it was restored.  It seems that every owner hacked into the wiring in their own special way.  You can see where lighting was added, then removed.  There was an amplifier and a subwoofer in the back but they are long gone.  The wiring is just dangling there for these.  The gauge and dash wiring is a mess.  Some of the connections are butt-spliced, some are soldered, some use fast-on terminals.  There are wires under the hood and behind the dash that serve purpose.  We are going to gut the wiring and show you how easy it is to wire anything with our Infinitybox system.

You can check out the introductory video in the series here.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell icon so you get notified when we post new videos in the series.

Click on this link to get to the main page for the 1979 Jeep CJ7 wiring project.  You can find all of the videos on one place there.  

You can also click here to contact our technical support team with any questions about your car or truck wiring project.