Originally Posted by scottontherocks
I've read that when running off road lights, if you don't have a relay, it will over heat and possibly melt the switch.
So...If I connect one of the posts from the switch to the relay and the other direct to the fuse cluster, then wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the relay. I'd still have one wire going direct to the switch.
That is not what relays are for. They prevent parasitic drains, plus act as a sort of fuse if you will. You will always have a power wire going direct to your switch. Follow the diagram above. As for that middle relay, it's not needed. I never use it for any of my lights.
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