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Old 02-13-2011
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Bumpncarstereo's auxiliary light set up

So I have a pair of auxiliary front and rear on my truck. Both sets of lights have multiple triggers to turn them on. I wanted to be able to turn them on both automatically and manually, either from in the truck or afar.

i wanted the front lights to be turned on with a switch that was constant, on and off with the high beams, and with the alarm

i wanted the rear lights to come on with a constant switch, the transmission, and again with the alarm.

first is wiring i had to do for all of this.

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here is the battery, it has the wire for my big 3, my 0 gauge for my second battery, and the power wire for the relay for the kc lights and the distribution block.

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here is said distribution block, it is a home made job with some copper stock and a project box from radio shack. the top 5 terminals are hot, the lower 5 are ground. each terminal has its own fuse, plus the main fuse at the battery.

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here it is all covered up. final mounting it was actually rotated 90 deg. it is secured with snap lock Velcro type stuff.

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here is the mess of spaghetti that I was dealing with for the box to control the lights, and power for the switch bank, and everything else i was working on.

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this looks a bit more organized. there are 4 relays in there. one for the front lights, one for the rear. the other 2 are for reversing polarity for the turn on that comes from the alarm.

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again a project box for holding the relays.

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here is the light tabs i made up and powdercoated.

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plenty of room between them and the bumper

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here are the lights installed, with the dog as well.

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sorry about the weird angle on some of the pics. my garage is kind of cramped

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with the grills on. i had a few people ask me, 'what is KC?'

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the lights used to be chrome. they rusted so i blasted them and coated them black.

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back up lights done.

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and with the stock back up lights


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here is all the switches. from left to right there is an extra switch, switch for the back up lights, 2 position switch for the driving lights, and a 2 postilion switch with led indicators for the battery isolator. i want to add an led for the driving lights.

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not that bright i guess. but not like i would be going down the road with the blue one on.

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and since i had this all taken apart and had the explorer hvac gauges i decided to install them.
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Damn! You must have a lot of patience to deal with all those wires lol.. Looks awesome!
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pretty fancy. I couldn't handle all those wires in one place. in addition to the stereo wires!
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Nice. I like what you did with protecting the rear lights.
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So your username is Bumpncarstereo but you never mention what kind of system you have. Care to share some info about your system?
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Damn! You must have a lot of patience to deal with all those wires lol.. Looks awesome!
That us nothing compared to some of the equipment I work on for work. The trick is a good wiring diagram and wires that are labeled. That us something I have learned since my alarm install a few years ago. And thanks

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pretty fancy. I couldn't handle all those wires in one place. in addition to the stereo wires!
The stereo wires where a non issue being that they where all self contained.

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Nice. I like what you did with protecting the rear lights.
yea, the original set up for those lights was just mounted straight to the under side if the diagonal brace for the bumper. That and the lights where plastic means that it dint last long after the first snow bank I backed into. I feel much better of the life expectancy of this set as long as the powder coating holds up.

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So your username is Bumpncarstereo but you never mention what kind of system you have. Care to share some info about your system?
Sure, right now it consists solely of that cd player in the last photos.

I used to be really big into systems when I had my previous few cars. But when I bought the truck I realized that my 15" sub would take up a bit more room then I wanted to loose from my cab. I figured this out after I built a box and tried to install it behind the drivers seat. This is also when I found out that my amp for said sub may not be working properly. So with those two things (mainly the amp) I really haven't had the drive to do much audio work, the fact of my crazy work schedule and not enough money to buy a new amp didn't help. I have a small system made up of left over parts in my cavalier, so I am not completely without tunes.
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