So he sold me a wiring harness made for different lights? That's great. So now ill have to shop around for a new wiring harness? Or should I just go to a shop and have them finalize the wiring?
I don't plan on using any vehicle wires to control on or off. Ill just use the switch provided to avoid any ECU BS.
You can use an overrated harness - but never an underrated harness. Just put in a 10A fuse in place of the 30.
Always use the smallest fuse you can get by with for greatest protection - rule of thumb 25% over calculated draw - round up to next available fuse rate. SO a 7 draw needs a 10A fuse and a 7.2 draw should go to 15A (as there is no 12.5).
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Exactly. Sorry I left that off. 10 amp fuse is perfect. Your wiring is rated to handle 30 amps so you are golden. You could use that set up to power 6 lights if you wanted to. Ive seen # 10 wire (typically used for 30 amp but uses vary code allows up to 40amps) hold 300 amps and not burn insulation till around 400amps. Those numbers are under test conditions and I would never use that as a guide.
And as a bonus i cleaned the garage out and able to fit in now. So the wife and I can park out of the elements!!! Handy in the winter .
I was never a fan of those integrated push button switches. When I got my stepdad a Hella harness for some lights that came on the Jeep, first thing I did was cut that cheap switch off and wire it to a decent rocker.
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