I installed a LED bar around Christmas time, its been on and working great for some time. Today i smelled some weird electrical smell while driving and figured that couldnt be good. I did some investigating in my console and found this
This is the wire that melted the loom in the pic above. Looks like maybe a diode or whatever got too hot or shorted out.
Now, i know first thing everyone will think is how did you wire your light. I used the drawing i found on here below;
and this one
What exactly would have caused this? Could the diode just go out on me? The switch wont work obviously so im hoping i didnt blow the OEM AUX switch. I know the OEM wiring in the harness is very very tiny, could it just have maxed out the little wiring?
Can i just rewire it with bigger wiring without a diode or whatever is in that wire which melted?
Anyone have any idea?