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Off-road light wiring/switch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jimmygle, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    jimmygle

    jimmygle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at getting a set of KC HiLites and what's the best way to wire them? I like the idea of wiring it into the high beams, but what have you guys done and had experience with? What has worked best?

    These are the ones I'm looking at buying: http://www.autoanything.com/lights/65A3224A0A0.aspx

    Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    kinkrider101

    kinkrider101 Well-Known Member

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    Wire it seperatly to the battery and to a switch in the cab
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Wire them with their own seperate power supply, fuse, relay, switch. I recommend wiring a SPDT (on-off-on) switch to allow you to either manually switch them on, or have them come on automatically with the high beams.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    jimmygle

    jimmygle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I like this idea a lot. Have you done this?
     
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