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Old 01-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Ealge eye rock lights

I Have seen many posts on adding rock lights but none that explained if I need a relay or not.

Also I was thinking go wiring them into my dome light circuit but would also like the ability to turn them on independently. Is this possible?

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I Have seen many posts on adding rock lights but none that explained if I need a relay or not.

Also I was thinking go wiring them into my dome light circuit but would also like the ability to turn them on independently. Is this possible?

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Im not familiar with these lights in particular but in either case you should have a switch to operate them independently.A relay is needed to prevent putting all the elec load on the switch causing the switch to burn out.

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I Have seen many posts on adding rock lights but none that explained if I need a relay or not.

Also I was thinking go wiring them into my dome light circuit but would also like the ability to turn them on independently. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance
I read something on here where a guy wired his rock lights up like you want. So they come on with a switch and when you open the door. I just dont remember who it was:/
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #5
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Thank you any thought on the lights
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:55 PM   #6
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The schematic that JDsDream linked to will not work on TJ's. If wired like that, the rock lights will remain on. The problem is that (at least on TJ's) the switches for the dome/courtesy lights are on the ground side, and not on the hot side. See my post on the end of that thread (before I realized I was in the JK section)
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip could the headlight switch in the diagram be a regular switch
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Thanks for the tip could the headlight switch in the diagram be a regular switch
If you mean cutting the yellow off the headlight switch and replacing that with a stand alone switch, you wouldn't be gaining anything. Every time you turned on the dome light with the new switch, you would be completing the circuit for the rock lights also. The only real way to prevent that is to use diodes between where you splice in the ground side of the rock lights and the headlight switch. If you want the rock lights to come on with the doors open and don't mind that they come on when you turn on the dome light with the headlight switch, then it's easy.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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I plan on installing these same lights on my 01. I just got the lights eBay, I got the 10w LED and I got the rocker switch off amazon. I'm gonna do lights under both doors and then lights on each corner and am gonna wire them pretty much the same you would with KCs
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I bought like 20 little square led lights off ebay just for grins (about $15). They came all wired together, so I cut them apart and put 7 on each side, and 3 on each front corner. Mounted the side ones to a piece of angle aluminum, then just bolted it high on the frame....I'll see how long they last.
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Led's don't require relays because they don't draw enough power. Most are only like 3-8 watts a piece. I guess if you had like 6 of them on the same circuit you might want to relay them.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #12
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Eagle eye lights are good, for what its worth. its what i run. I think they are good, and there not as expensive as some other brands.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #13
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Ok so if I put 4 of the 10w ones on one circuit I don't need a relay. I think I might just invade I add more later.
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Now that I have a bit more time...

A 10 watt specified usually means per pair, I haven't seen any eagle eyes that were 10watts each.
that means 5 watt/12volt is about .5 amps. Looking up common switches I use:
Dorman/Red glow rectangular style electrical rocker switch (85920) | Rocker Switch | AutoZone.com
is rated for 20 amps. Even if you safely only went half of that, you are looking at 20 single LEDs before you reach 10 amps. Use 16gauge wiring or higher and you are already above that 20 amp switch.
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Ok can wait to get them just ordered them last night. Said there going to be here in 17-28 days
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Yea, most come directly from China, so shipping is unreliable. I sourced from two different vendors in china, one took about 6 days, and the other took about a month.
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I bought like 20 little square led lights off ebay just for grins (about $15). They came all wired together, so I cut them apart and put 7 on each side, and 3 on each front corner. Mounted the side ones to a piece of angle aluminum, then just bolted it high on the frame....I'll see how long they last.
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