So I need some more help guys. I tried installing it today and I kept shorting the fuse. After some more research, I think I have figured out how to do it, but I want to run my plans past you guys.
So basically I have two led lights that are pre-wired. I have already mounted them above the cup holders. I also have a switch that has an led on it. Lastly, I also have an inline fuse.
So here is how I was thinking about wiring it
-I will take the two power wires from the LEDs, strip them and twist the exposed wires together, then crimp them to a male connector. Then I am going to crimp a female connector to a separate 18 gauge wire which I will connect to the male connector from the LEDs and run the other end to one of the prongs on the switch. From the other power prong on the switch I will run another 18 gauge power wire to an inline fuse. On the other side of the inline fuse I will run another power wire to the power wire for the shift indicator light. I have more questions on that below.
-For the ground wires for the LEDs, I will also crimp them to a male connector, then attach a female connector to a separate 18 gauge wire and connect them. The wire will then run to the ground for the shift indicator light.
-For the ground for the switch LED I will run it to a bolt on the chassis using 18 gauge wire and a ring terminal.
-Does this sound good so far?
So now on to the questions.
-How do I connect the wires from the LEDs to the wires for the shift light? Right now it is my understanding that I completely cut both of the wires that go to the shift light. From there (Once I have figured out which one is the power wire) I strip the ends that I cut on the shift light and twist them together and crimp them to a male connector, which I will then connect to a female connector I have attached to the power wire. I then do the exact same thing but with the ground wires from the shift light and the LEDs. Will this work?
-Lastly, is a 5 amp fuse enough for the inline fuse?
Sorry for the wall of text, but I am confused on these parts and can't find anything online. You guys are very knowledgeable and helpful and I would love your input.
Thanks for your time!