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Wiring off-road lights

I've got the lights, I've got the switches, and I've got some relays. What I don't have is any idea how to wire it all up w/ the relays!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] Help! Schematics?

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Re: Wiring off-road lights

Here you go, right from KC HiLights web page!



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Re: Wiring off-road lights

Thanks Mike! The wire coming from the middle of the switch and ends where it says hi-lo-ignition, does that mean you can wire it to any of those circuits, where the lights come on w/ the hi beams, or lo beams or just power up when ignition is on?(whew!)

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Re: Wiring off-road lights

Sometimes my fingers over-run my brain[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
I just went to the KC site and it should explain everything I need. Thanks again Mike

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Re: Wiring off-road lights



Perhaps I can make the schematic a little clearer for others, as well.

A relay is a switch that turns on when > 6 volts is appplied and turns off when the voltage drops to < 3.6 vots.

The schematic shows the a common Headlight relay and pin outs as viewed from the bottom of the relay (blades pointed upward).

Connect the 12 volt fused power to pin 30/51.
Pin 87 feeds the power line to the lamps.

Now connect the relay coil (pin 85)to a switched 12volt(+) source and now connect pin 86 to ground.

This is the line that acts as a trigger to close the contacts and complete the off road lights circuit. This line can be run to any 12 volt source and should be fused.

So, as you can see you can switch the relay on, or off, by applying power to the relay or removing it from the relay. So, pins 85 and 86 act as the trigger.

Connect the switch in parallel to the voltage source. This is the third wire from the KC switch. The KC switch that's shown in the schematic is a lighted switch. So there is a ground shown from the switch to provide a ground wire for the lamp inside the switch.

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Re: Wiring off-road lights

Thanks LEVE, that explains it pretty well.

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Re: Wiring off-road lights

here is an example of what not to do. the previous owner of my jeep wired up the radio and the lights by wrapping wire around one leg of a fuse and pushing it into the fuse box. unfortunately he wrapped it around the source side, thus no fast blow fuse protection. when some punk stole the radio, the wire touched the body. it melted wire all the way up through the harness. It was still live when a found it.



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