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Unread 11-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Ridgid Lights install help

Hey guys, I hooked up my flood duallys yesterday and everything works great! Only thing is that my switch is always on. So I just uplugged the black from the back of the switch so it doesnt come on at all. How do I get the switch to light up when it comes on, and goes off when I dont have them on.. like a normal switch!

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I would try getting a different switch radio shack has a whole section of different ones ,
I'm looking into mounting all mine on the a pillar
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I assume you're using the Rigid wiring and switch?

If so; the red wire with black band on it goes on the bronze colored tab, the red wire with no trace goes on the center silver tab and the bundled black with red goes on the last one.
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I would try getting a different switch radio shack has a whole section of different ones ,
I'm looking into mounting all mine on the a pillar
Well I got a rocker switch to match my ARB compressor switch in my daystar panel. Id like for it to match. Ive never had a switch do this before. Im thinking I need to just run a wire to a ground, instead of the negative terminal on the battery

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I assume you're using the Rigid wiring and switch?

If so; the red wire with black band on it goes on the bronze colored tab, the red wire with no trace goes on the center silver tab and the bundled black with red goes on the last one.
I used a different one to match the other switch. But both have 3 prongs on the back
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What WHITEOUT is telling you, is to check you wires because you have something wired wrong. I have Rigid lights also and the switch should only light up when the lights are on.
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What WHITEOUT is telling you, is to check you wires because you have something wired wrong. I have Rigid lights also and the switch should only light up when the lights are on.
Ok, I tried switching the power in and power out wires which were originally in the right spot, and they didnt work. So the wires are in the right spot, theres really nothing to the wiring of these which is why im confused why they switch light is acting up. Is it because the switch is connected to the battery so its always on? Should I move it the a ground instead or tap into a wire that comes on when the jeeps turns on?
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There is nothing wrong with running the wires straight to the battery since there are only two wires that hook up there. It will probably be a matter of trial and error to find the right order since it's a non-spec switch.
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There is nothing wrong with running the wires straight to the battery since there are only two wires that hook up there. It will probably be a matter of trial and error to find the right order since it's a non-spec switch.
Yep you were right! Those two were switched haha. I looked at the back of the daystar panel and it was in order of ground, power in, power out. It was exactly like that and I was doing a wtf moment. Guess I should have listened to you the first time

Thanks guys! Ill get some good night pictures of them here soon. I love them! And people dont flash me, though I have them aimed really low. Next I will get some spots for the windshield. I love these things
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Can't wait to see the pictures I'm about to put two dualy floods or diffused, then a 10 inch hyper spot on the bumper
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Can't wait to see the pictures I'm about to put two dualy floods or diffused, then a 10 inch hyper spot on the bumper
Right on! I want the 20" or something like that. But we all know we want the 50"
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The 50 is so out of control but yeah of course I want it. I like the 10 inch hyper spot bc it fits just perfect on my bumper bar
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It is, but I want it for back roads. I saw a tundra running his 50 and I just smh at how bright it was. Sorry for the people in front of him on the freeway

Heres how they turned out



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Awesome are those the flood light version of the rigid
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Awesome are those the flood light version of the rigid
These are the floods, though they dont spread like I thought they would. Im thinking he might have gave me the wrong box.
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Post a picture of the lens when the light is not on.

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