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fng from az with a electrical problem

Discussion in 'New Members' started by sgros, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    sgros

    sgros [OP] Member

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    Hey I'm new to this forum so I'm saying what's up! I have a 98 tacoma 4x4 5 speed reg cab.

    My electrical problem is that when I first got my truck I tried to put 4 off road lights on the front bumper. Well once I got them all hooked up and working I noticed that when I turn them on my fuel gauge drops to empty and when I turn the lights off it comes back up to full again. I'm guessing that I just don't have enough power and the fuel gauge is the first thing that gives up power so the system can power the engine. So I thought adding another battery would solve the problem. This weekend I got another battery , put them together and I still have the same problem. So I was wondering if anyone has had this problem and if anyone has some advice it would be greatly appricated.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    You probably tapped into the wrong circuit. Recheck your connections.
    make sure you uses relay to power your lights.
     

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