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kc daylighter wiring ?

hey guys im looking at the wiring harness and instructions and everything but one thing makes sense to me. I know the yellow wire with an inline fuse is the 12v that im going to attach to the battery. BUt i dotn understand where the white white with the inline fuse that comes off the switch goes to? the instructions say supply-3A- High beam,Low beam,Or battery? My buddy said that he had his installed by somone and they guy stuck it in a fuse in the fuse box? Im not sure where this white wire goes? anybody know?
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bump, c'mon i know lots of you have installed these before
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The white wire triggers the relay to turn the KC lights on at the correct time. Pick one:

Possible to operate KCs with high, low or parking lights:
Connect the white KC wire to the WHITE/BLACK wire at the headlight switch or to the BROWN wire at the front corner.

Possible to operate KCs with high beams only:
Connect the white KC wire to the LT GREEN/BLACK wire at the DS headlight or the LT GREEN/BLACK wire from fuse 33 of the dash box.

Possible to operate KCs with low beams only:
Connect the white KC wire to the WHITE/LT GREEN wire at the DS headlight or the WHITE/LT GREEN wire from fuse 4 of the dash box.
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mine is just hooked up to a 12+ wire... i dont like the hook up to head light idea it think its crap...
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mine is just hooked up to a 12+ wire... i dont like the hook up to head light idea it think its crap...
zack when you say 12+ does that mean 12v? i want my lights to be able to turn on when i have the power on. I know the yellow wire goes right to the battery, should i connect the white to the battery?
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So by hooking them up to the high beams, do they turn on when the high beams turn on? If I do this would I still be able to turn on my KCs when the headlights are off?
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So by hooking them up to the high beams, do they turn on when the high beams turn on?
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If I do this would I still be able to turn on my KCs when the headlights are off?
If you want to be able to turn on the KCs anytime, then you need to connect the white wire to a wire that is always hot. If you want them to come on only when the ignition is on, then you need to connect the white wire to a wire that is hot in run.
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If you want to be able to turn on the KCs anytime, then you need to connect the white wire to a wire that is always hot. If you want them to come on only when the ignition is on, then you need to connect the white wire to a wire that is hot in run.
Is it possible to get both of these? Would ou happen to know which wire to splice into if this is possible?
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Is it possible to get both of these? Would ou happen to know which wire to splice into if this is possible?
just hook the yellow and white up to the battery
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but i wanted to be able to use the high beam switch to turn them on as well
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your gonna want the kc's on with your high beams on the road? just hook them up to a hot so you can have them on any time, its just an extra button to switch when u wanna turn the kc's on
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i have my lights on a switch, i ran the trigger to my radio wire so the lights cant come on without the truck being on.
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but i wanted to be able to use the high beam switch to turn them on as well
It is possible to do both but would require additional relays or diodes to make it work.
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It is possible to do both but would require additional relays or diodes to make it work.
I figured it would be someting like that. Thanks for clarifying.
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it would be ok to connect the white wire from the switch to the sig lighter power since all that does is power the switch and tell the relay to turn on the light, right?
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