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post #1 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Help with lights

I'm almost done wiring my new fogs and the only other wire that i have is supposed to go to ACC ON. To bad i don't know what that is. Please tell me what it is and where to find it.


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post #2 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 08:12 AM
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ACC is the vehicular term for accessory power or a wire that is 12V only when the key is turned on. You don't have to use this for the switch but it's nice. If you run it strait to the battery though, be sure to fuse it if it isn't already (3-5A fuse should be plenty). Your main power from the battery should also have a fuse also (probably 30A or so).

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so if i did want to use it, i would put it straight to the battery? If i didn't, than would it drain juice from thw battery?

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 08:21 AM
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You said your wiring lights right? The correct way to wire lights is like this:



You have a main power that goes from the battery to the lights using the relay to turn on and you have the ACC (or other 12V source) for the switch to control the relay. If the system is turned off, nothing will draw power from anything... If your wiring kit with your lights did not come with a relay, I would suggest you get one to fit this diagram. Any automotive store will usually have them for just a few $.

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this is all how i set it up except for in the picture it doesn't have anything hooked up to the yellow wire. That is my problem. Do you think i should hook it straight up to the battery or will it blow?

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 02:38 PM
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You can run it strait to the battery. Just add a 5A fuse to the end at the battery. Then your lights will work when ever you want. Or you an connect to a switch 12V in the cab. Either one. (some people connect it to the wire which turns 12V when the parking lights come on.)

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