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Old 08-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Fog Lights amps/watts maximum.

I would really appreciate some assistance from you experts out there! I am looking to ‘add’ back on the front bumper the missing fog lights. There is an on/off switch in the cab.
Here is my dilemma – what are the max watts / amps that I can use? I have found an Optronics (OPTRONICS, INC.),
MH100W with 7.7 amps (http://www.etrailer.com/p-MH100W.html) that I like. But without knowing the max amps so as not to blow a fuse I need some expert advice. I could not find where the fuse rating in located for the fog lights in my manual. Any suggestions?
Many thanks!!
PS: any aftermaket sites to recommend for repalcement soft top, lights, etc?

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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So, your 2 lights are pulling 15.4 amps. Most light kits have 30amp relays with 20 amp in-line fuses. I'm no expert, but if that's the case, I would think you would be ok. However, if you plan on using the factory wiring/relay/fuse etc....I'm not sure what that set up is rated for. Pretty sure the factory fog lights have less wattage.

Sorry, I'm not really much help.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your input! I think original factory lights were 55w (H3 blubs) each,
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