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post #16 of 20 Old 10-17-2019, 07:50 AM
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Having the switch is the best feature!! I use it to light up an area when we are out camping or hunting. But the best use is for tailgaters and people with their brights on!!

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post #17 of 20 Old 10-17-2019, 03:06 PM
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Some are making a simple circuit overly complex for what it needs to be. There's no need for a relay, diode, etc. so long as you're using an LED aux reverse light and not an incandescent bulb which draws too much power.

The quick crudely drawn schematic shows an easy circuit that allows the aux LED reverse light to be turned on by a switch, turned on by shifting into Reverse, or turned off completely. All you need is a good quality SPDT (single pole double throw) switch and a fused 12 volt line that leads to the battery.
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post #18 of 20 Old 10-18-2019, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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I like this idea quite a bit - I already have the 5-prong relay though so I was honestly just gonna use that with a simple lit rocker switch sonce I already have that and it'll match the switch I already have for my front-facing light bar. Thank you for the input though as I'm sure that people looking for different solutions who stumble on this thread will definitely appreciate the alternative method!
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You know, there is a cigar lighter plug just inside the rear hatch that can power a camp light- push the plug in to turn it on, pull it out to turn it off.

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You know, there is a cigar lighter plug just inside the rear hatch that can power a camp light- push the plug in to turn it on, pull it out to turn it off.
True. I'd rather have the switch though since that can be fused better as well as have it turned on only when ignition is on so as not to kill the battery by forgetting it's on.

(Also, although the wires are there in most models for a 12V outlet, the outlet is usually not there on the Laredo. I had to install an outlet myself but the wiring harness was there. Just FYI)
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