hello there.. I have a question for you.. do you happen to know where I can find an ignition ran HOT spot for hardwiring a power inverter to turn on and off w/ the ignition?? fues box? fuse slot number? whatever helps
Many cheap aftermarket kits are like the one you bought. It will work ok, but know that the 12v power runs through the switch to the lights. This causes the switch to run hot and shortens its life, and reduces the power actually reaching the lights. It is always better to have a relay trigger power to go directly to the lights from the battery, even if they are 55 watt ones.
Yeah I went out and bought relays and through out the kit. I am just going to fap up a switch box and do it all by hand. All my wiring, relays, fuses, junction box, and the works was like $100. I still can't find any fuse taps. None at Autozone or Advance. None at Lowe's either. Maybe a hardware store?
Ok, finished my wiring today. 2 stock foglights and a reverse light plus the wiring for a future set that I don't have hooked up to the battery but the switch is still hooked in. I plug everything in and flip all the switches. One of the switch indicators lights up but nothing else happens. I disconnect everything, plug just the reverse light in and nothing. I can hear the relays clicking when I turn the switches off.
I did everything to spec, I was going to tap a fuse for the switches in the dash but my fuse taps didn't fit. I spliced to my 12v outlet instead. I've never spliced before so I'm not sure I did it right. Could that affect it?
While I was troubleshooting it I managed to get all three indicators lights to go on but they flickered and glowed weakly depending on what combination I had on.
I tried to keep all three setups separate but the relay grounds, switch grounds, and my switch fuses that run into the 12v are connected. Does each switch need to be on it's own circuit?
Help me out please.
If you need anymore info let me know.
2010 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 Auto V6
2000 Ford Ranger 2WD 2.5L & 1976 Ford F150 Supercab 2WD 302
The five pin relays have pin 87A, which is normally close (NC).
Pin 87A will be hot when the lights are turned off and no voltage when the lights are turned on.
You can use that type of relay but cover the extra pin with heat shrink or a Spade Lug w/heat shrink over it.
That said, I would try to find the four pin type, try on line that is where I find mine.