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new help wiring exterior HID light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 03tacoman, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Feb 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    03tacoman

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    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?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.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!
     
  2. Feb 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    bellassaiw10

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  3. Feb 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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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!
     
  4. Feb 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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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
     
  5. Feb 13, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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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.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    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
     
  7. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Why not just order the relay and wire the H4 end to the old turning signal wires
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    because I need my turn signal wires?
     
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