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reverse fogs/working lights

first off should i splice into the reverse lights or hook them to a switch?

if i spliced them in how would i do that?? or can someone direct me to a how to.
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you should hook them to a switch, they will put out too many amps for the stock lights.
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Plus if you want to use your lights independent of the reverse lights, having a switch is super handy
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Plus if you want to use your lights independent of the reverse lights, having a switch is super handy
this is true. i guess i would want them on a switch to use as i pleased.
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Make sure it's a lighted switch.

Nothing worse than leaving them on and draining your battery to nill.
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not if you wire the relay so its only on when the key is on
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That's true, wish I knew how to do that when I wired my fog lights would of saved me several dead batteries, because of where it is, it gets flipped on some times when I move the shifter to park.
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lighted switch? you mean like a toggle or rocker switch?

and im new to electronics and such how would you wire the relay. i can wire switches
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haha umm going to have to have someone else explain that. i just know it can be done lol
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I have some on a switch and I wish i would have just ran them off the reverse lights, much simpler use and you dont have to hit a switch every time. I find that i hardly eve use mine since its that much more work. Just use a relay and you wont overload the stock wiring. you could also do both so they come on in reverse automatically or when you flip the switch, best of both worlds.
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Get this kit. Its well worth the money and all the wiring is almost literally done for you. You can even get a switch add-on kit for it. i did find however that i had better light output after installing the fog light lenses and not the spot light ones.

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Rocker switch, toggle switch, I just made sure mine lit up when it was turned on, so I could see it before exiting the vehicle.

My front fog lights are on a toggle switch, with a light, but I miss the small light half the time, and leave them on, wish I knew how to just connect them to the parking/driving lights.
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Rocker switch, toggle switch, I just made sure mine lit up when it was turned on, so I could see it before exiting the vehicle.

My front fog lights are on a toggle switch, with a light, but I miss the small light half the time, and leave them on, wish I knew how to just connect them to the parking/driving lights.
Just use the power input for your switch to your illumination wire for the stereo. Keep battery power for the relay. Problem solved.
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