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post #1 of 6 Old 01-20-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question about relay to light distance

I'm looking to install some auxiliary reverse lights, and am not sure where to put the relay. I seem to remember reading that the relay shouldn't be more than 6 feet from the farthest light, but can't find that anywhere now. I would prefer to have it up front because i have a Bussmann relay/fuse box next to my battery up front because it would be much easier to service. Would that distance to the rear bumper be a problem?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-20-2013, 02:15 PM
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Should be fine, make sure to use the correct wire for the draw of the lights though and fuse it close to the battery.

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Thanks, that's what i was hoping to hear
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-21-2013, 01:49 PM
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relay location isnt important but fuse location is, if you are wiring direct to the battery.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-21-2013, 08:17 PM
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I'm looking to install some auxiliary reverse lights, and am not sure where to put the relay. I seem to remember reading that the relay shouldn't be more than 6 feet from the farthest light, but can't find that anywhere now. I would prefer to have it up front because i have a Bussmann relay/fuse box next to my battery up front because it would be much easier to service. Would that distance to the rear bumper be a problem?
Sounds like you have a nice setup . I ended up putting the relay inside the driver side tail light. It was tight. I spliced into the wiring just outside the housing. The only wire run back fram the fusebox was a power wire for the relay.

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