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Light Wireing Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, May 10, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

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    I have 2 kc lights upfront on my blazer, and i have a light bar, but havent gotten around to wireing the light bar. i was owndering if i could splice the wires together from the lightbar into the switch from the 2 kc lights upfront, and have 1 switch controll all
    or do i have to wire them completely seperate.
    thanks guys


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    I would wire them completely seperate/in pairs. That's alot of amperage to put all on one switch.

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    Having been an Industrial Control Electrician for 32 years, designed & installed custom wire harness' for every truck I've built, I can say with a level of knowledge that putting that many lights on 1 switch will cause you grief sooner or later. Use 2 switches and run the lights thru a relay. If you tie one relay to your high beams wiring, you'll be able to turn them off with your dimmer switch or headlight switch. If you need more info, send me an email and I'll give you more details and a schematic of the wiring. Build it right the first time and you'll never regret it later.

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    Confederate, Check out this site: http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/ I think it will probably give you some good guidelines - follow the relay example for stock lights?
     
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    Clickable <A target="_blank" HREF=http://lighting.mbz.org/tech>http://lighting.mbz.org/tech</A>

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    Thanks Pugsley - Have you seen that site? I am thinking I pulled it from here but don't remember where....
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    I've ordered oddball bulbs from them before - I think I remember seeing a reference to it here before also.

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