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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:52 PM
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I just picked up the light bar(thanks Say 10) and I was wondering how did those of you who run a light bar wired the lights? Did you you use relays? How many? Seperate switches for sets of lights? Just looking for ideas for mine.


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I'd advise you to run a relay to burden the load. most lights pull to much amperage for a switch. If you run four lights. I'd advise to run pairs, two and two. Just like dim,bright. You don't always need four, but sometimes two isn't enough


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if you buy the lights new, they come with their own switches. you need inline fuses (30A/ pair of 100w lights). switch the inner 2 together, the outer 2 together. you can penetrate the top corner of the roof and run the wire harness down the windshield corner out of siht. i ran mine in split loom wire manager down the rain rail on the drivers side into the antenna hole. run 2 wires per pair of lights to the bar. run a red for hot and a black for ground. run the ground to the inside of the car. do not ground to the light bar.

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I run my wire down the drip rail in the back of the car into one of the heater holes. I have the reals wired to a terminal block next to the batery. I have the wres that run the relays. run up the heater cahnel and into the dash.

Simpl and you can have a nice big fat wire run to the relays from the battery. Last do not dril hole into the lid of your Baja. It will leak and drip and once it is done you can not fix it.


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I bought the 30AMP millitary style (flip top lid) and I wired them in pairs. The relays weren't marked and they made me mad so I smashed them. (Stupid Relays!!! Mongo no like!!!) Evil or Very Mad





I used a fuse and it works fine!!

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you must have an inline 30a fuse per pair of 100w (ea) lights. use the newer style flat fuse holder with flip cap. it keeps dirt ans moisture out.


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Thanks for the info!!


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Yes!! and is anyone useing some type of quick disconnect? Such as a trailer hitch style so that you can remove the bar if you want?


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Man Eric, didnt waste any time..


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Man Eric, didnt waste any time..

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Hey I'm Eric too. and no I'm not wasting time on this. I want to be able to blind those idiots that keep cutting me off.(jk) I just want to get it done so I can go on a night run soon.


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Here's a typical relay set up. based on a 12v 20/30 amp pn# 0 332 204 150 This relay can be used in the normally open or normally closed position based on witch terminal you use in the middle.



Hope this helps. If I've goofed up, please feel free to criticize


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i do not have a relay for the lights. only for the ultra cheesy air fn horn i got suckered into purchasing....

i will take pics of my set up wed and post em.... Very Happy


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