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Old 10-05-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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I have some fogs on my truck, they were wired to a switch, the switch kept blowing so I cut the wire under the hood and ran it into the DTRL fuse, I like the idea of it, but I'm not sure if the switch was blowing because of a short or what?
I picked up a multimeter the other day and am still learning to use it, how do I check for a short with my multimeter?

and lastly, I'm not using a relay, should I get one?

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I have some fogs on my truck, they were wired to a switch, the switch kept blowing so I cut the wire under the hood and ran it into the DTRL fuse, I like the idea of it, but I'm not sure if the switch was blowing because of a short or what?
I picked up a multimeter the other day and am still learning to use it, how do I check for a short with my multimeter?

and lastly, I'm not using a relay, should I get one?

thanks again TW!
Yes use a relay. If it was shorted, you should have a blown fuse. Or the switch was underrated for the lights. This would make it act like a fuse.

A short means a direct path to ground (in this case). You would have your meter set to Ω. You need to find the side of the switch where the power would go to the lights when the switch is thrown. One lead will be on that and one goes to ground. If you get a small reading then there is a short.
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I didnt have a fuse in the line so no blown fuse.

if I take out the wire from the dtrl fuse slow, and connect the positive lead to the wire and the negative lead to my battery ground is that gona work? (very new with the meter)
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I didnt have a fuse in the line so no blown fuse.

if I take out the wire from the dtrl fuse slow, and connect the positive lead to the wire and the negative lead to my battery ground is that gona work? (very new with the meter)
As long as the wire isn't the Batt +, yes that will work. And get a fuse in there.
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As long as the wire isn't the Batt +, yes that will work. And get a fuse in there.
sounds good, I just pulled the truck into the garage, I'll let you know how it goes, and I have a fuse too so i'll set that up
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Alright so I checked the wire with my multimeter, It was showing 0.5 ohms, which from what I read is good to go. so I put a fuse in, checked it again, and everything was good so it's all up and running now.

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