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Code3TJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:29 am    Post subject: foglight wiring? Reply with quote

If it ever stops raining, I need to install my foglights. Since electrical stuff causes me to break out in hives, I'm looking to keep it simple. What should I tap into to get power? TIA
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Power for the relay or power for the lights?

Power for the relay should be gotten from the parking lights. Power for the lights themselves should be gotten from the battery.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, I wasn't clear. Smile
Yeah, I was looking for a source for the relay. Excellent thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool

Running the relay power from the parking lights is OK but I like to be able to control the light when the parkers are off.

To control the relay run a fused tap from the Cig Lighter to a switch then to the realy.
Run 16 gauge wire and no more than a two amp fuse, (check the amp draw on the relay.
For the lights run a fused line direct from the battery to the relay then to the lights.
Run a larger wire gauge than came with the kit, if you got a kit, if not run at least 12 gauge wire from battery to relay to lights.

Make sure the lights are grounded well, use a conductive non-corrosive paste on the ground joints and external tooth star washers between the lug and body and the nut too.

The harness that comes with the kit is OK too if you only use the lights for short periods of time but if you want the most light, for long term consider using extra effort.

Luck,
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, this helps me too! If I ever get some time, I need to install my LightForce lights Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NnF wrote:
Cool

Running the relay power from the parking lights is OK but I like to be able to control the light when the parkers are off.

To control the relay run a fused tap from the Cig Lighter to a switch then to the realy.
Run 16 gauge wire and no more than a two amp fuse, (check the amp draw on the relay.
For the lights run a fused line direct from the battery to the relay then to the lights.
Run a larger wire gauge than came with the kit, if you got a kit, if not run at least 12 gauge wire from battery to relay to lights.

Make sure the lights are grounded well, use a conductive non-corrosive paste on the ground joints and external tooth star washers between the lug and body and the nut too.

The harness that comes with the kit is OK too if you only use the lights for short periods of time but if you want the most light, for long term consider using extra effort.

Luck,


Hello, i have a question about your response here. i am currently installing aftermarket fogs, and i have a relay setup. 12v fused from batt to relay, power out to lights, lights grounded at the bumper. relay grounded, power out to switch (factory switch - unsure of what each prong is) Now since there are 3 prongs on the back of the OEM switch, i assume one is 12v constant in, 12v out, and ground. so I have my 12v constant running off of my cigg lighter (no fuse) to the switch, 12v out to relay, and ground. Now the few times I have tried to get the lights to work, my 25a fuse blows, and I lose my radio. So is it necessary for me to fuse the power off the cigg lighter to my switch to avoid the fuse blowing? Do the radio and cigg share the same 12v constant?
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