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bad wiring problems

i have my 2 fog lights and 2 lights behind the grill wired up but for some reason the wires get HOT and literslly melt every switch i hook up to them. well i ran then all to one fuse then into a switch which i thought would be fine. i figured if there was a problem it would just break the fuse (which is a 20) but its never broke the fuse. the wires just get really hot then melt the switch. i have no idea why. i had little wires on it it the first 2 times now i put 10 and 12 guage wires on it and it does the same thing. im so stuck on this one
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ITS CALLED A RELAY... what is with you people thinking your dont need one...

Switches are NOT ment to take the full power of an offroad light.
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Talk to malydeen he likes to run no relays...
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RELAYS...i learned the hard way
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RELAYS...i learned the hard way

ya no ****.. hows your headlight switch doing
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relays, or a good high amp rated switch...with the cost you might as well just do a relay. Oh and quit butt connecting things, solder is your friend!
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same here learned to like them real quick
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shoot I run relays on stuff that dont put out much amprage at all. lol. like horns.
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relays FTW! they're your friend.

And why would you run small wires to off road lights? Minimum 12gauge and even then I'd be worried...but you used 10 and 12gauge?? what?
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^^HAHAHAAH. didn't even notice that. why 12 AND 10??
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^^HAHAHAAH. didn't even notice that. why 12 AND 10??
10 when the hole gets smaller DUH!
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10 when the hole gets smaller DUH!
what? uhh...a 10 is bigger than a 12...
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what? uhh...a 10 is bigger than a 12...
uhhhhh I knew that......






kidding lol that was the point
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what? uhh...a 10 is bigger than a 12...
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Is that how them Cananadians do them wires and their wire gauge sizes?? lol. kiddingkidding.
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Owned by your younger brother.....damn
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10-12 gauge wire should not be melting at <20 amps. You have something seriously wrong with this setup. The first thing you need to do is wire it up with a relay like Stone suggested with that picture. Use nothing less than 10-12 gauge wire from the battery to relay and relay to lights. Your lights need a good solid ground as well.

I would be very suspect of how you have it wired up now if you are burning up wires and not blowing fuses. I'd find a friend that knows how to wire this stuff and seek help with it. If you've managed to cause that much burning, you are only moments away from burning the rest of your truck to the ground.
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You DO NOT want this....

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^ The thought of that makes me sick. I use relays a lot, they are your friend.
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Is that how them Cananadians do them wires and their wire gauge sizes?? lol. kiddingkidding.

LOL, Cananadians measure their wires by their actual size in millimeters. This way makes since ( SI TILL I DIE!!!! lol...)
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Sorry for slight thread jacking, but is it wise to also use a relay for my powered seats and black magic fan?


I'm redoing my electrical accessory wiring this weekend. Everything is pretty much connected with electrical tape and not screwed down firmly.
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LOL, Cananadians measure their wires by their actual size in millimeters. This way makes since ( SI TILL I DIE!!!! lol...)
Canananananandians smoke weed at Britney spears concerts is that the kinda person you want to be associated with really now?
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Canananananandians smoke weed at Britney spears concerts is that the kinda person you want to be associated with really now?
lol, yes really meow. the way i spelt canadian was a pun off how Shane spelt it.

and yes, the metric system makes since! lol, based on 10s. The whole (for the most part) world uses metric, canadia just followed. But yes, i love the metric system. S.I. TILL I DIE!!!! lol
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