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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #15676
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after work i looked at my rig and washed it lol

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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #15677
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Decided im gonna take the rear bumper cover off. And mount some lights on it out of the way of the tailgate and taillights. Going to wire a relay to turn on when reverse lights come in. But would also like to wire them to a switch for rear lights for setting up camp or something at night.how would I wire it with two switches like that on one relay?
Read thru THIS THREAD about adding lights to the license plate bezel. Same exact wiring procedure as I outlined in one of my posts toward the end of the thread. It also talks about adding diodes to the circut to control backfeed between the two switches.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:19 PM   #15678
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Why two? One for switch one to tap into reverse lights?
Yes. That would prevent the reverse lights from coming on when you flip the switch and you wouldn't have to worry about having the switch on when in reverse. Again, I assume no responsibility.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #15679
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Yes. That would prevent the reverse lights from coming on when you flip the switch and you wouldn't have to worry about having the switch on when in reverse. Again, I assume no responsibility.
Since you keep saying you assume no responsibility. What could happen? Iv got two relays here in my desk at home. I think they are 4 pin. I'll have to look.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #15680
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4 pin will work as long as they're normally open. I say I assume no responsibility as a disclaimer. If you manage to wire something incorrectly and catch your vehicle on fire or short something and hurt yourself, I'm not responsible. Even though I told you how to wire it, and I have an EET degree, and work at a facility that services relays, I may have made a mistake or overlooked something simple. That's why I assume no responsibility. Make sure you fuse both for safety. That's something I overlooked.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #15681
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Use a standard fog light relay and wire it as described below:

Pin 30 - wired with in-line fuse to battery.

Pin 86 - 12v from rocker switch as well as 12v signal from the (+) lead that powers the reverse bulb in tail light harness. Both rocker and reverse leads need to have diodes inline connected at pin 86 allowing either source to activate the relay but preventing power from going backwards thru the source not triggering the relay)

Pin 87 - Powers the two lights just as if they were fog lights

Pin 85 - Ground

Power the rocker with a key-switched 12v source (If you opt to choose a constant 12v source and accidently leave the rocker turned on, you will run battery down even when key is off) Use a lighted rocker for this reason.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #15682
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That works too. I thought about diodes but I didn't want I make it too complicated.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #15683
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Jeep goes in for 35% tint on the front passenger and driver windows on the 28th. Adding to the list of mods breaking the laws here lol.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #15684
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Jeep goes in for 35% tint on the front passenger and driver windows on the 28th. Adding to the list of mods breaking the laws here lol.
I meter at about 18% on my two front windows, 5% on my rear windows, and 3% on the hatch glass. I also have a fairly large sunstrip that's 5%. Since a ZJ is considered an MPV by the DOT, I don't have to worry about tint laws here in Indiana. Indiana does not govern tint on MPV vehicles. The tire pressure sticker on the driver door proves the vehicle is of MPV type should I get pulled over for it. Know your rights!
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #15685
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4 pin will work as long as they're normally open. I say I assume no responsibility as a disclaimer. If you manage to wire something incorrectly and catch your vehicle on fire or short something and hurt yourself, I'm not responsible. Even though I told you how to wire it, and I have an EET degree, and work at a facility that services relays, I may have made a mistake or overlooked something simple. That's why I assume no responsibility. Make sure you fuse both for safety. That's something I overlooked.
I think I'll do two relays. Also going to do a lighted rocker switch. Will defiantly fuse both constant 12v and for the wire going from battery to switch. Probably 15amp fuses?
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #15686
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I meter at about 18% on my two front windows, 5% on my rear windows, and 3% on the hatch glass. I also have a fairly large sunstrip that's 5%. Since a ZJ is considered an MPV by the DOT, I don't have to worry about tint laws here in Indiana. Indiana does not govern tint on MPV vehicles. The tire pressure sticker on the driver door proves the vehicle is of MPV type should I get pulled over for it. Know your rights!
No tint on the front windows for us at all. But it looks good, the ticket is only $57 or $110 and the court house is 5 minutes from my office so I can run down anytime to get them reduced if I need.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #15687
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The fuse rating depends on the number of lights you run and their wattage. The lights should tell you what type of fusing they'll require. Also make sure you run appropriate gauge wiring with them.


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No tint on the front windows for us at all. But it looks good, the ticket is only $57 or $110 and the court house is 5 minutes from my office so I can run down anytime to get them reduced if I need.
Cops around here don't tend to pull you over for just tint. They've been known to use it as an excuse when they stop people for no reason, but hardly write tickets for it. I do have friends who are disrespectful and had tickets for it before, but they probably deserved it.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #15688
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Is there something like this that can safely be implemented for multiple lights or gauges? Like under or behind the dash?
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Unread 09-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #15689
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Is there something like this that can safely be implemented for multiple lights or gauges? Like under or behind the dash?
Is that just a terminal block? If so, it could make wiring easier. You shouldn't have any problems with it.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #15690
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Is that just a terminal block? If so, it could make wiring easier. You shouldn't have any problems with it.
I might get one of those. Run one 14ga or bigger to battery and everything off of that. My power splitter off that as well.
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