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Old 02-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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new help wiring exterior HID light

I am doing blackdawg's free blinker relocation mod. which will leave my lower light housings empty and i want to put 35w 3k HIDs into these empty housings. I need to know how I am going to get power to them without messing them up. I'm going to have a switch in the cab so that I can have them on/off whenever I want.

Since all I am going to have is this kit
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140756939258...84.m1423.l2649
I need to know how to power it since I won't have a wire with a plug on the end of it that I just simply plug the HID kit into...

1. do I cut the connector off of the HIDs and just crimp the + and - to my wires that I run ?

2. can I use 18g wire?

3. What power source should I take power from? the battery? a fuse tap on the horn fuse inside the cab? orrrrr ? I'm confused as hell need some help!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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Just order a Relay kit
http://www.amazon.com/Xenon-Conversi...lay+harness+h4

Used this one up until I did my retrofit
id save the money and just prep for a retrofit its much better in every aspect lol

Id silicone every plug shut also if you go with a pnp kit because mine had problems even with the little rubber seal
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What does the relay do exactly? why can't you just wire it straight from battery to fuse to lights? thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Regulates the electricity ? im not exactly sure lol but the relay box obviously does something its supposed to, I would direct wire because then you could over power them and catch your truck on fire
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A relay is basically a switch...

I'd advise against running a wire directly from your battery to a switch in your cab.

It is much safer to have a 2.5 AMP 18 AWG relay trigger wire running through your firewall; than having your lights on a direct on/off circuit to your in-cab switch.

Please, do yourself a favor and do some research on 12 volt circuits before going through with this mod. This topic seems to come up about once a day in one form or another on here...

Do a quick search.
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A relay is basically a switch...

I'd advise against running a wire directly from your battery to a switch in your cab.

It is much safer to have a 2.5 AMP 18 AWG relay trigger wire running through your firewall; than having your lights on a direct on/off circuit to your in-cab switch.

Please, do yourself a favor and do some research on 12 volt circuits before going through with this mod. This topic seems to come up about once a day in one form or another on here...

Do a quick search.
So the relay trigger wire would just be a smaller wire going to my switch that turns the relay on which then puts power to the lights? I will look that up thank you! just hard sometimes to know exactly what I need to research. thanks
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Why not just order the relay and wire the H4 end to the old turning signal wires
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Why not just order the relay and wire the H4 end to the old turning signal wires
because I need my turn signal wires?
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