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Old 04-12-2007
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How Do You?: Run a 55-watt source to tailgate.

I saw the 12-volt run, is it the same?

What do I need to do different?

Just need to know how to wire it from the power, split it for the switch for on or off in the cab, then to the back.
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If this is for lights you are comparing apple to oranges here. They are 12v lights but they draw 55watts each. Use a relay.
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I understand that...


I need to know what kind of wire to run..

16ga 40ga, etc. etc. lol


I'll ask my next door neighbor, he's the electrician..
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16gauge will be fine......just make sure you fuse it...
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Okay, thanks..

I do belive there are allready fuses in the lines I have with the lights..

I of course am going to consult my electrical friend anyways..

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Finally got time to look it up on google...

Gauge - Amps
14 - 15
12 - 20
10 - 30
8 - 40
6 - 65


TONS more information aswell out there..

I apolgize for not just googling it..

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you need to have your fuse within 6" of your power soruce........just ask Travis (l2en) he will be the 1st to tell you that!
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you need to have your fuse within 6" of your power soruce........just ask Travis (l2en) he will be the 1st to tell you that!



You trying to run lights like these?
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They just have a hot and ground with a toggle interrupt switch. It's def a no brainer even for non electrical types.
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You trying to run lights like these?



They just have a hot and ground with a toggle interrupt switch. It's def a no brainer even for non electrical types.
sorry Trav....had to give a real life example.... i think we ALL learned from that (at least the 1's that were around for it)
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sorry Trav....had to give a real life example.... i think we ALL learned from that (at least the 1's that were around for it)

As long as someone else learns and prevents it from happening to another vehicle then my FX4 didn't burn in vain
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Yea Travis,

I'm doing some smaller, more "ricer" lights.

Not because I like thier look more but they look like they belong, sorta, lol.

They were cheaper AND, smaller profile = less noticeable/harder to hit.

Cheap=Easily replaced.
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