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Newbie with off road lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by curly334, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. curly334

    curly334 [OP] New Member

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    I've got a Tacoma that I'm mounting 2 PIAA off road lights to.
    Should I be wiring these to the hi beams or is it better to create a separate switch. I'm a rookie at off road lighting and would appreciate any help.
     
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  3. curly334

    curly334 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    1993t100 I'm lost

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    Welcome to TW!

    The two lights I have on my truck are wired to a switch directly to the battery. I originally was going to wire them into my hi-beams, however I did it the way I did so when I'm stopped and if my truck is off I can always have light if I need it without having to turn on any other electronics.

    I also did it like this because I can pass other drivers with my aux lights on, because they aren't aimed very high and they are only 55w. Obviously I turn my brights off, however.

    At the end of the day it's all about how you use your truck though and how you want it! :) Let us know how you installed it!
     
  6. curly334

    curly334 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys…..love this forum!
    Installed the lights separate from hi beams but with ignition on.
    Love it….appreciate y'all.
     
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