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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-07-1999, 08:24 AM
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Re: Installing KC Fogs on YJ-Im an electrical Idiot!

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] This is almost TOO easy.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] It would actually be a better growth experience if you had something more complex and likely to burn something out.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] FIRST....mount the lights. Then run the light cords(one cord per light...all the way to the "load" pole)) to a headlight relay (available at auto parts) hooking the light cords to "load" terminal...THEN run a nice lead to the battery(at least #10 AWG wire) and hook that to "Batt" on the relay. Hook "GND" on the relay to the mounting bolt or a good metal spot for a good (-).....Then find the unused wire that went to the foglights and hook THAT wire to "SW" on the relay. There will already be a fuse on the relay so that's your new foglight fuse. So, the existing switch feeds current to the relay, causing the relay to close, and the relay connects the new lights DIRECT to the battery. So that's the scheme.....no behind-the-dash fires....no blown instrument panel fuses.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] And one more thing....BRIGHT lights.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] That's where you get paid back for buying the relay.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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