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Old 08-10-2010
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Wiring lights question. Need by tomorrow plez.

Hey y'all, I'm wiring up my fogs finally and everything is going great. I have two sets up front and a single rear facing work light in the back. I have a few questions though:

How does everyone have their relays under the hood mounted up? I currently have them all in a plastic household work box that I screwed into the fender. It's cramped and messy. I hate it. Any suggestions, pics would help.

Where is the best place to drill the hole out on the firewall. Needs to be on the driver side for sure. Away from pedals. Not to high. Preferably behind the radio area, but not behind the engine.

My third brake has three bulbs, one for brake, and two on each side behind white covers. Are these reverse lights? Mine don't work. I replaced the bulbs and I got nothing. I've pulled it out and the wiring looks fine. Any suggestions? I have a manual tranny so maybe they are park lights so I don't use them?

For my in cab switches I am setting them up through the cubby next to the airbag switch. I have three switches and I need something to mount them to. Right now they are just hanging there. I am not great at fabbing but I can do a little. Where can I get some acrylic or plexiglas to drill out and mount to? As of now I have a household outlet box in there and a black cover. I tried to drill it out but it cracked lol. Can I make something like that work though?

Thanks guys. Wiring is fun so far. No electroshock!! Woot!!
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the bulbs on the 3rd brake light light up when u put the dimmer wheel all the way up past the dietent to keep the dome light on.
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past the dietent to keep the dome light on.
wait, what?
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wait, what?
when you roll your dimmer switch all the way up to turn the dome light on, the two white lites by your third brake light come on also.
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those "white bulbs" on each side of your 3rd brake light are called "Cargo Lights"
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got it.

Ok, finished my wiring today. 2 stock foglights and a reverse light plus the wiring for a future set that I don't have hooked up to the battery but the switch is still hooked in. I plug everything in and flip all the switches. One of the switch indicators lights up but nothing else happens. I disconnect everything, plug just the reverse light in and nothing. I can hear the relays clicking when I turn the switches off.

I did everything to spec, I was going to tap a fuse for the switches in the dash but my fuse taps didn't fit. I spliced to my 12v outlet instead. I've never spliced before so I'm not sure I did it right. Could that affect it?

While I was troubleshooting it I managed to get all three indicators lights to go on but they flickered and glowed weakly depending on what combination I had on.

I tried to keep all three setups separate but the relay grounds, switch grounds, and my switch fuses that run into the 12v are connected. Does each switch need to be on it's own circuit?

Help me out please.

If you need anymore info let me know.
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