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Unread 12-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Dim fog lights

I hooked up 5 fog lights up in a series and running it with one switch and one 25 amp fuse.. The lights are very dim and if I disconnect a light or two it gets brighter. How can I get all five to be bright?

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Unread 12-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Are you saying you put all the positives together and all the grounds or you tied one into the next into the next? what gauge wire did you run and what size lights?
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Unread 12-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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If you ran in series, that is your problem and I am amazed your car has not caught on fire. They must be wires parallel to a relay.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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If you ran in series, that is your problem and I am amazed your car has not caught on fire. They must be wires parallel to a relay.
ha I missed that part yeah I'm fairly shocked too
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why would it catch fire? if there is 5 light in series with a 12v source, then each light is only getting 2.4v. prob not enough to light them. sounds like he put them in parallel and needs to check for voltage drop due to wire gauge, connections, or ground. there is too much resistance somewhere in your circuit.
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I hate it when people start the same thread in multiple locations. Dim fog lights
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Unread 01-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #7
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yea ...... stupid.
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... Fire I guess to much draw .......
... I just put 5 up on top of my Diesel 4BT Bronco .. I have 5 wires running up top . And 5 50amp toggle switches under the dash . I believe I ran 10 gauge, might be 12 ga. wire to mine. Each one is on it's own Fuze also, And battery to new Fuze block is 8 gauge. .
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... Fire I guess to much draw .......
... I just put 5 up on top of my Diesel 4BT Bronco .. I have 5 wires running up top . And 5 50amp toggle switches under the dash . I believe I ran 10 gauge, might be 12 ga. wire to mine. Each one is on it's own Fuze also, And battery to new Fuze block is 8 gauge. .
overkill? do the math, use whats needed. just saying.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #10
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.. Well I could not find what was needed.. for a guaranty.. So I went with the items I had at home and What I was pretty sure would work.
.. I had people telling me to run it through a Constance Duty Solenoid. And all off relays. Internet is so lovely.
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