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Old 03-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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fog lamp question

I want to wire my fog lamps independent of the headlights. If I go from the battery to the rocker switch, and then to the lamps... do I need the relay?

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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No, but you should put an inline fuse in the power wire about 12-16 inches from the battery to be safe.

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Thanks! Got a fuse inline
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I would still use a relay. Unless the switch is rated for a good load (which it probably isn't), it will die sooner than you would expect. Relays are not hard to wire up, just a pain to work with is all.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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I would still use a relay. Unless the switch is rated for a good load (which it probably isn't), it will die sooner than you would expect. Relays are not hard to wire up, just a pain to work with is all.
thanks. I found a wiring diagram that included the relay, not used as a switching device, so it's wired in. My missing link however was a ground wire from the LED rocker switch. Works great now!
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