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post #1 of 2 Old 09-06-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Off Road Lighting HELP!

I have two fog lights on the rear bumper of my 1995 YJ and they have both been destroyed, long story. Anyways I was looking to replace them but have a problem because i have no idea what kind the were or the wattage ect... All I know is that there was a wire coming from the jeep to one light, out that light to the other and then to the frame. Is there anyway i can test the wattage coming from the wire or something?? Im no electrician. Thanks

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-06-2011, 07:16 PM
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No you can't tell wattage from teh remnants. And it sounds like it wasn't wired effectively.
You describes lights wired in series. That is not an acceptable way. Could start a fire or you will not get enough light out for the wattage they were. One was likely a bit brighter than the other.
Anyway KC and some other companies make a nice back up light that you could wire into your back up lights. No matter what you do I hope you use a relay with separate power for the lights in parallel. You could use the existing back up lights as the switch power to the relay.

I have the KC version for 5 years and couldn't be happier with the amount of light. I placed the mounting bracket between the rear bumper and frame. The lights are above the bumper pointed down where I needed it.

Hope this helps.

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