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Old 10-09-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
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Wiring Aux Lites

Bought a set of 130 watt 12 volt halogen lites, wired them up with a switch to a 30 amp relay. Worked fine and then quit, took 12 volt from battery to relay to lites through a 25 amp fuse and grounded to frame. Checked by laying bulb housing to - battery post and hot to white wire, nothing. Neither ohm out. Is it a problem with too much voltage off battery when chaging or not a good enough ground that took out both bulbs. Or could it be vibration, mounted on front push bar Thanks Gordie

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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Bought a set of 130 watt 12 volt halogen lites, wired them up with a switch to a 30 amp relay. Worked fine and then quit, took 12 volt from battery to relay to lites through a 25 amp fuse and grounded to frame. Checked by laying bulb housing to - battery post and hot to white wire, nothing. Neither ohm out. Is it a problem with too much voltage off battery when chaging or not a good enough ground that took out both bulbs. Or could it be vibration, mounted on front push bar Thanks Gordie
What brand lights? The relay and fuse should have shielded the lights. how long have they been on the front, as I've never really killed a quality light from vibration.
Does the bulb look discolored? Anyway to run a dedicated ground to check them?

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Don't look burnt, but doesn't ohm out either. Bought them used with pushbar for twenty bucks.They were working for about three weeks. Took the bulb out and grounded the frame to negative post on battery and used a wire to white wire- positive, still nothing. I could see one going out but not both at the same time. My buddy said that if you hooked the hot lead of the relay to the battery, you could possibly run over 14 volts to them because of the charging circuit. There only eight bucks a bulb but need to find out why these blew. Thanks Gordie
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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Oh they are KC rectangular with replaceable halogin bulbs. 130 watt 12 volt
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