So I have a pair of auxiliary front and rear on my truck. Both sets of lights have multiple triggers to turn them on. I wanted to be able to turn them on both automatically and manually, either from in the truck or afar.
i wanted the front lights to be turned on with a switch that was constant, on and off with the high beams, and with the alarm
i wanted the rear lights to come on with a constant switch, the transmission, and again with the alarm.
first is wiring i had to do for all of this.
here is the battery, it has the wire for my big 3, my 0 gauge for my second battery, and the power wire for the relay for the kc lights and the distribution block.
here is said distribution block, it is a home made job with some copper stock and a project box from radio shack. the top 5 terminals are hot, the lower 5 are ground. each terminal has its own fuse, plus the main fuse at the battery.
here it is all covered up. final mounting it was actually rotated 90 deg. it is secured with snap lock Velcro type stuff.
here is the mess of spaghetti that I was dealing with for the box to control the lights, and power for the switch bank, and everything else i was working on.
this looks a bit more organized. there are 4 relays in there. one for the front lights, one for the rear. the other 2 are for reversing polarity for the turn on that comes from the alarm.
again a project box for holding the relays.
here is the light tabs i made up and powdercoated.
plenty of room between them and the bumper
here are the lights installed, with the dog as well.
sorry about the weird angle on some of the pics. my garage is kind of cramped
with the grills on. i had a few people ask me, 'what is KC?'
from afar with the alarm remote. i still have to aim them. don't mind the chevy. just my hooptie daily driver.
the lights used to be chrome. they rusted so i blasted them and coated them black.
back up lights done.
and with the stock back up lights
here is all the switches. from left to right there is an extra switch, switch for the back up lights, 2 position switch for the driving lights, and a 2 postilion switch with led indicators for the battery isolator. i want to add an led for the driving lights.
not that bright i guess. but not like i would be going down the road with the blue one on.
and since i had this all taken apart and had the explorer hvac gauges i decided to install them.