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Old 08-18-2008
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not sure how to hook up new driving lights :/

Hello everyone I just recently bought some driving lights from for my ranger to put above my valance(on each side of the license plate). I'm not exactly sure how i want to hook it up now.

Anyways I was able to wire up everything in the engine compartment including the light fixture grounds. I then ran my white power lead wire up next to my power distribution block and tied up the extra wire(for the meantime till i cant figure this out).

The kit comes with a fuse and switch to be installed in the dash. I was also wondering how do i get the power distribution block out so I can run the lead wire through my firewall into my cab ? Secondly the fuse is on the short power supply wire(+ out from switch) and the instructions mention running it to the fuse box or runing it straight to the battery as hookup options. I'd Rather run it into the fusebox myself. Is that possible?

I hope someone can help :) Thanks :) I cant wait to be using these bad boys :D
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Old 08-20-2008
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nm figured out i could splice into the parking lights
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Old 08-21-2008
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easiest thing to remember on lights.. supply and ground, most simple units come with a length of wire that connects to the battery, then to a fuse... the lights should have a ground on them already to drill down onto the frame or wherever.. then the power goes into the cab wherever you want your switch, then make a short ground onto the metal plating behind the dash for the ground.. hook your power and ground up, and you should be good
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