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Old 06-23-2014, 08:03 PM
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Wiring new lights

Hello everybody,

So I recently bought a set of kc hi lights 100w driving lights and I also bought an oem style switch off of amazon that has a pig tail with three wires, 1 red, 1 blk, and 1 white. On the papers that came with the switch it says red is 12v in, white to accessory relay and black is ground.

This is the switch I purchased - http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FGX...&pi=SX200_QL40

My question is, how do I make that switch work with the kc wiring harness that came with my lights? I'm faulty new to electrical stuff so it's not quite my cup of tea and don't really want to Potentially ruin a perfectly good set of lights. In the wiring diagram it says connect the white wire to my high beams but I don't want them to only come on when my highs are on, I want to be able to turn them on whenever with the switch I bought.

This is the wiring diagram that came with the kc lights.

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Thanks again everybody, i appreciate it.

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The red on the switch goes to the harness (in your KC diagram) white, the white on the switch goes to the harness green, and the black on the switch goes to the harness brown (which should be grounded), based on what you have told us.

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The red on the switch goes to the harness (in your KC diagram) white, the white on the switch goes to the harness green, and the black on the switch goes to the harness brown (which should be grounded), based on what you have told us.
exactly what he said above.

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I have a couple of those amazon type of switches you have a link too.

I wired my switches in mine very similar to the diagram. I am powering a 50" lightbar on one switch and a air compressor on the other.

One of my 12v plugs (cigarette lighter) has power only when the key is turned to on, run, or accessory. In other words, off and no power when the key is off. The other 12v plug has constant power.

- I picked the one I wanted for my light and compressor based on my needs and spliced in the RED wire from the switch.

- The BLACK wire is grounded left of the switch opening under the dash on a factory grounding bolt that just happen to be right there.

- The WHITE wire is run out to the relay.



For everything else just use the diagram you have.


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Awesome, thank you to you both! This is actually my second switch but the first one I bought is powering my windshield LED's which my father in law wired up for me the same way, they only have power if the key is turned to on. Wanted to try and tackle this one myself.

Thanks again guys, I'll post some pictures when I get them hooked up tomorrow afternoon.
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