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Old 03-12-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
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I am installing driving lights. The wire from the relay goes to the red post. I want to wire the switch to the cigarette lighter. The lighter has two wires, one black, one blue. Which one do I use?

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That circuit will not handle the amperage the wattage your lights will likely pull. The only way to do it right is to come off the battery.

Just to answer your question though... the blue is the accessory and the black is the ground. Don't do it though. You'll regret it.

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That circuit will not handle the amperage the wattage your lights will likely pull. The only way to do it right is to come off the battery.

Just to answer your question though... the blue is the accessory and the black is the ground. Don't do it though. You'll regret it.
Shouldn't the blue wire be enough to run to the "ignition hot" connection on a relay? I think that you could do that without a problem, but check the directions that came with the lights. If they didn't include a relay, then you WILL have to run from the battery.
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Shouldn't the blue wire be enough to run to the "ignition hot" connection on a relay?

That's what I said, isn't it?

I still don't think it's a good idea though. I don't know the specs of the lights, but if they are typical off road lights, you'd really want to use like 10 gau wire directly off the battery. Fuse the posivtive and negative wires. I'm thinking you could still run through an existing relay so that the lights are cut off with the key, but installing aa additional relay block is a sweet and easy upgrade.
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