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I recently put on a sun visor and put clearance lights on, lights in the grill, wired them in with the parking lights as well as rewired my for lights in with the parking lights. I upped the fuse to a higher amp rating so it wouldn't overload the 15 amp fuse. Now, the issue is that my friend says that having the fog lights on will burn up the wires, is that true. ( the passenger grill light is wired on the passenger side because i planed on putting them in with the turn signals but i need to rig something up with a relay to do so).
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Fuses are not only rated for the load (in this case , lights) but also for the current handling capability of the wire.

So , true.
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you can overload the wires and burn them up. Everything you have wired up should have a relay circuit. You should only be using the parking lights as a "trigger".
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vist 4.0, what do you mean by relay circuit, i'm an electrician but don't do much with relays, could explin how you hook it up?
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if i were to relace the exising wire with a heavier guage could that be solution
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nevermind i see what you mean, branch the parking light off to the relay to shut the reay while having power from the battery supyling power to the normaly open contact and have the lights runnign off the normaly open contact.
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ya your parking lights will trigger the relay, but that relay with have its own 12v power source. I cant get real technical with it as im just a do it yourselfer.
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yeah so like what is said park switch shutts the relay, battery to normaly open contact, ans lights feeding off of normaly open contact.
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that sounds like it to me. as im sure you are aware just make sure the new circuit is fused on the battery side and you are good to go.
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yeah, of couse, now i just need to get a relay
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And a fuse holder.
Fuse the power lead for the lights within 6 inches of the battery power source.
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yup i think radio shack or advanced auto might have the relays
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yup wired it up yonight and works great, im thinking of getting a more heavy duty relay eventualy
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Glad u got it all worked out
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yup thanks
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894banger, did you get the wiring straightened away or did the truck burn up ?
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got it all wired up, put in a relay, have the parking lights trigger the relay with direct power from the battery powering the contacts, and my fog lights and clearance lights on the normaly open contacts, so when i turn the parking lights on the relay is triggered and my fog lights and clearance lights come on. the fog and clearance lights have theire fuses that on that came with them and then i put a fuse on the lead wire from the battery
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got it all wired up, put in a relay, have the parking lights trigger the relay with direct power from the battery powering the contacts, and my fog lights and clearance lights on the normaly open contacts, so when i turn the parking lights on the relay is triggered and my fog lights and clearance lights come on. the fog and clearance lights have theire fuses that on that came with them and then i put a fuse on the lead wire from the battery
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Sounds good… looks like it is wired with enough protection.

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yup, you can never be too protected lol
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