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Old 10-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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Having trouble wiring up my lights

I am new to this, but took my factory fog lights and re wired them to a toggle switch. Since I was new I found and copied the wiring digram for KC lights. Have a 30amp switch with earth, load, supply. 40amp relay with 30, 85,86, 87 and 87a. with a pre made wire harness that goes to the relay. also 30 amp inline fuse. I pigtailed my lights together. grounds to ground then grounded them on the bolt next to my headlight ground. ran the pos. to pos then back to the 87 pos. i have a pos from 30 to the inline fuse then to the battery positive. 86 is ground and 85 is run to my switch which in by my driver side speaker. ran that ground to the speaker ground. (havent found a 12v source to tap into yet.) Ive pretty much ran into a brick wall, any advice or help would be much appreciated.
So any ideas about how to get my lights to turn on would be great. Also where/how i could get my 12v source for my switch.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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for now, you can connect that straight to the battery but it means the lights can be turned on at any time. This will get them working at least. Later, you can play around with the fuse blocks, you will find that some of the empty fuse slots will be turned on and off with the cars ignition. pick one of those to connect your switch power later. There are also some empty slots in the fuse panel under the hood that you could connect to but most (if not all) of these are live all the time so it would be the same as connecting straight to the battery.

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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If you tap a parking light (I used the driver fender light) and run it to your switch, the auxiliary lights will only come on when the parking lights are on. I can give you more info if you like.
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On a tj, and likely the same with other models, there's a 3amp and a 10 amp wire leads for accessories in the fuse box located behind the glove box. Both are labeled. Both are 'switched' meaning the ignition key on for it to work. Otherwise, tap into the battery.
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