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Old 05-12-2007
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off road lights

are these pretty easy to hook up? im going to get some spot lights for up on my bumper and some rear back up lights, and also fog lights. but ive never installed a set, and its just a fuse and relay right? and the switch..
can i just run an inline fuse for each set of lights, or should i get a seperate fuse box? and run all the leads into that fuse box?
and what gauge wire should i use? 12ga?
i figure it will be cheaper to buy a spool of wire, fuses, and relays instead of buying a Painless/KC/Any pre made wire harness...


and also. what are some good lights?
spot lights(or driving lamps)
fog lights(that will fit into the factory location on an 07 xlt bumper)
and rear facing lights?
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lol heres a diagram i made a year or two ago of how i wired mine. i just ran an inline fuse. 12 ga should be fine, i either ran 12 or 14 ga for 2 100w lights (cant remeber).



edit: but i dont think i actually added the 2 amp fuse, i would have to go and check to see if i did haha.
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we will check once u get back to good ol cypress haha
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diagram looks good, but the power and lead wire are switched
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that is a great diagram for fogs. In my Centurion i just ran the power to the fuse then to the switch. From the switch to the fogs then grounded to the bumper. And they were 100 watts each housed in a CATERPILLAR light assembly. Never had a problem. But for safety i would suggest going with a Relay.
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diagram looks good, but the power and lead wire are switched
dang, is it?

haha, i'm pretty sure thats how i have it actually wired.. oops haha
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dang, is it?

haha, i'm pretty sure thats how i have it actually wired.. oops haha
dp you have a led or lighted switch?
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yes, a lighted switch was used.
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yeah the power and lead are switched. this is one i drew for a guy on rps.
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but yours is prettier
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