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post #1 of 4 Old 12-10-2006, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb good places to run grounds + put relays for lights

i was wondering where are some good places to run the ground for the foglights and the best place to put the relay.


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I got tired of looking for screws to ground my many ground leads so I brought in battery power and battery ground into the cab. I used 10ga. cable and hooked up the power to a fuse block. I put a ring terminal on the ground and used an existing screw to ground it to the cab.

You could probably ground to most screws in the cab, but I wanted a good clean ground back to the battery. BTW if you bring power into the cab, you'll want to fuse it as close as you can to the battery using the appropriate fuse rating for that wire/cable.

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Running a separate circuit to the cab for all of the connections is a good idea for all of your in cab connections but there is no need to run your light ground wires back there.

Some where next to the battery install a ground stud, you should be able to find one at the local automotive store; run all of your ground wire to this point.

You will need to have two wire to each of your lights, if no ground wire is there you need to add one to the housing or ground point inside the light.

This method reduces bad ground connections due to rusting and corrosion.

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-11-2006, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. anyone got pics of setup under the hood?

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