Sorry if this is a stupid question but today I was installing my new wiring harness for the offroad lights and have run into a stumbling block. I have everything wired up except for the 12-volt powered wire that goes to the switch.
First: My wiring manual says you can tap into your headlight wiring but I don't want to mess up the headlight wiring and be stuck without lights potentially later down the road.
Second: Does anybody have a good link to how to use a wire tap? I've never used one and since the kit only came with one I don't want to mess it up!
Just so you know this little project of mine snowballed into 4 hours of dash wiring cleaning, organizing, and removing of junk as well as removing the 4-wheeler winch that had a broken cable on it . So this 1 hour project turned into a 6 hour cleaning and organizing but at least the Jeep is much less likely to burst into flames randomly now ! Thanks for the help y'all.
Some of the cheaper light wiring kits do not include a solenoid. I would wire one in if it did not come with the kit. I went down and bought a buss strip. I have one for constant 12v and another for switched 12v. That way if I want to add something to the system, I am not trying to hack into current systems just to find a 12v source.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!
I have one for constant 12v and another for switched 12v. That way if I want to add something to the system, I am not trying to hack into current systems just to find a 12v source.
I often wonder why more people don't do this to their cars.
I recently rewired our sailboat and must have used a dozen different bus bars and terminal strips, the result is very clean with no taps or bundled wires. If I want to add anything, it's just a matter of wiring it to the bus bar. It seems logical to me to do it the way you did, especially for accessories.
So, why don't more people use it?
Also, why are none of the wiring harnesses using tinned wire