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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Help with auxiliary light please

I am going to run a single work light to the back of my jeep. I have a two prong toggle switch, relay, an in line fuse(20amp), and 35' of 14 gauge wire. Seeing how I am an electrical idiot can someone help me put it all together. I've already searched the matter and now have a headache. I know it's not complicated but the relay, well, I just don't know what that thing is. Please help and do not get all resistance vs amperage at a velocity of blah blah blah. Thanks

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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:12 PM   #2
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Update; instead of one light, I'm gonna install two, 55 watts each. Thanks
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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:29 PM   #3
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Hereís one way of doing it. Using Relays To Wiring Off Road Lights And Accessories
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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I really appreciate it, but I'm still thrown off. My toggle switch has two legs and not three. As well, the diagram shows one of the legs from the switch going to(or coming from) a fuse-then to SWITCHED POWER, I think the fuse block. Anyway, I'm having a hard time learning or figuring out what everything means, I just can't get it If someone can give me exact specifics on this particular scenario I would appreciate it. I just finished installing the lights on my newly homemade bumper. Well, they look all right. Thanks
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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The third prong on the switch is for a ground wire because it has I light to let you know itís on. With the two prong that you have just run one wire from a power source (battery, tapped wire or some type of fuse block) and the other to the relay (#86). The power source from the battery and switch has an in-line fuse to protect everything incase of a short. The switchís only duty is to energize the relay.

Just make sure that the wire from the battery (#30-relay) is large enough to handle the amperage for the lights and that the wire from the relay to the lights (#87-relay) is the same size as that from the battery. All other wires do not need to be large.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:39 PM   #6
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Great, that's what I needed. I sure do appreciate your knowledge
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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Glad it worked out for you. The first time doing something that you have no experience is always the hardest. Even when it seems simple on paper, actually doing it your self is a totally different animal.

Donít forget the pics. Itís mandatory on this forum.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:13 PM   #8
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:15 PM   #9
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Well, I now know how a relay works...wow. Still don't know how to make an image appear w/o the link. I'll finish the wiring tomorrow, again thanks 1222
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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:45 PM   #11
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Thanks Vin
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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:52 PM   #12
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Thanks Vin
You are welcome.

If you look at the link you posted, the bottom left corner gives you some options. The IMG code is what is used here. Just cut and paste, or you could copy the direct link and click on the "Insert Image" button and paste the link there, OR if you just have a picture, right click it, lick on "Properties" and copy the Address (URL) from the window that opens up.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:34 PM   #13
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Or if you are running the OEM rear bunper ..........


Just click on the pic ..... it'll show better ...... Damn sizing !
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Unread 08-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #14
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Yea, Fernjack, I think you just did the right up on the rear lights. That got me to thinking. As well, my homemade bumper is a knockoff of Broncojeep. I added the tire cutout though. I'm getting ideas
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Unread 08-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #15
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Yea, Fernjack, I think you just did the right up on the rear lights. That got me to thinking. As well, my homemade bumper is a knockoff of Broncojeep. I added the tire cutout though. I'm getting ideas
Good for you bro...that's what this forum is all about.

Post up a pic of your mod when it's done.
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