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DIY: Wiring after-market lights

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rhoppas, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. rhoppas

    rhoppas [OP] Land of Oz

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    I am not sure what to tell you except to trace each wire and look for a place that is touching the metal of the truck. Pay special attention to the wires hooked to the positive terminal of the battery. I suspect that one of those is grounding out to the truck metal. If the lights are wired directly to the battery, not using a relay, there aren't that many wires and it might be just as quick to just run new wires. You can waste alot of time tracing wires down. That way you also know it is done right. It is not that hard to do, it just takes a little time (a good Saturday afternoon project). :)
     
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    climber-420 I love tight cracks

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    thanks for all your help rhoppas. might just be better to take the lights off, and the wiring and put some hella 500's on there with new wiring.
     
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    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    It's always a pain in the ass to figure out someone else's wiring.... :rolleyes: I've done it. I hate it. Just rip out all the wires after the the lights, and redo it yourself with new wire, relay(s), and switch. Then you know it's done right. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hey Philly74- is that how all those types of halos are made or were yours just messed up? And did you get them all working good now.?
     
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    Hey Philly74, I think that I have the same lights as you but I haven't hook it up yet. Iam still doing some research before going at it. If you have any suggestion or have figure it out, please let me know. Thanks
     
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    i have these lights installed now and mine worked out great. Let me know if i can help you. Check out my pics they should be in there.
     
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    Hey mpreiss,
    If you can be of any assistant, I would be forever be greatful. I've got these lights for a few days now and I still can't find very much information on how to install them. I can get the lights mounted on my truck with no problems, but it's the wiring that Iam a little hesitant about. Please let me know how you did it, cause I would love to get these on asap. Oh if you have any recomendation on what type of light bubs I should use, cause yours looks pretty bright. Thanks :)

    Vincent
     
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    Not sure if this has been posted before, but I've had a heck of a time trying to find it. Here are the wiring posts for the Toyota switch (p/n 00550-35976). They don't come with any instructions. Hope this helps. I found this on a Rav4 site. LOL. I believe the switch will illuminate only when turned on if wired this way.

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    Does the relay HAVE to be mounted or can it do its thing and dangle like the rest of the wires?
     
  10. rhoppas

    rhoppas [OP] Land of Oz

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    I suppose it could dangle. You would just want to make sure it doesn't make contact with anything to short out the connections. And you would have to make sure that, over time, the wires do not come loose from the relay connectors. i would think you could find someplace to mount it about anywhere....just to be safe.
     
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    Awesome!!! Thanks, this is what I have been looking for. Step by Step wiring or more clearer directions. Very Very Helpful.
     
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    why am I blowing te inline fuse? I wired it according to the way you did yours step by step. So why am I blowing the inline fuse?
     
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    You apparently have something different. You probably have something grounded that shouldn't be. Are you using a lighted switch with 3 terminals? You may have the ground hooked to the wrong terminal. Verify which terminal is the ground.
     
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    Yeah I have a lighted switch with 3 terminals. So verify from the switch and not the relays.
     
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    Ok. so I wired the lights again and I am still blowing the inline fuse. I am running the Pro Comp 100 lights and the inline fuse that came with the switch kits is using a 30A fuse. would running a different fuse work? How would I bypass the relay and run it straight from the battery?
     
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    PM sent...
     
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    Here is a good diagram of the wiring...

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    Ok the diagram is similar to how i have it wired, except the wiring going to the negative terminal of the battery. Those would be the white wires from the lights, right?
     
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    What did you use to connect the two white wires from the lights to the negative terminal of the battery?
     
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    I have mine connected to a good ground in the front of the truck. I have nothing connected directly to the battery (in step 10).
     
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