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    Default Need a little wiring help for my light bar

    I am going to try to hook up 4 lights on my light bar. Can i just daisy chain the lights together or do i need to run wires for each light?

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    you can daisy chain them at the lights and then build a break out for each light to fuse them. as long as all the wire is the same length and the fuses are the same. Electricty will flow in parallel accross all four fuse set ups.
    -Jeb

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    01 TJ 4.0 auto.. stock street queen for now.

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    well, based on the holes cut into the light bar to work with, I may try to wire each light and run it down the drivers side and through the hole in the bottom so I have some room to work with the wires, then connect them all to one set of wires and run that through a hole I will drill in the light bar and into the fuse box and battery. I am pretty sure that I can do the same thing as I did with my CB, use one of the fuse splitters....but not sure. I may just buy a crap load of the appropriate gauge wire and try to rig something up.

    I guess it will either work or not, so I can pretty much

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    hey i am headed over to k-feds tonight. i can explain and draw my thing to you. and if you have the parts i can help you build it. its not too hard
    -Jeb

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    Thanks for the offer, but it is too cold to spend a good amount of time out there. Got a busy few weeks ahead of me, so I think we are just going to stay inside and watch that super bad movie.


    I posted photos of the jeep with the snorkel and light bar. I think it is starting to look pretty sharp.

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    which one there are alot of bad ones..........lol

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    sorry, superbad. It was actually pretty funny.

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    You can wire all 4 in a daisy chain, but depending on the amp draw of the lights it may be to much for a small gauge wire. I wired up a light bar on my friends toyota with the two outboard lights on one circuit and the inner ones on another. Came out pretty slick looking.

    Another thing I really recommend in using some relays. They are cheap, easy to install, and will save your switches and wiring if something goes out of wack.

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    would the relays go inside the light bar or behind the dash? I have to go to home depot tomorrow night to try to pick up what I need. The lights are 55 watt quartz halogen H3 bulbs. Not sure if that matters, but all i got was some wire (which I was going to use to match the new wire to), a switch and a fuse.

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    what gauge wire are you using? Don't go smaller than a 14 gauge or bigger than 10 and you should be alright. I use 14 and 12 for pretty much all my wiring. I'd recommend using 12. The relay should preferably be somewhere dry... Avoid crimp connectors and bust out the soldering gun and some heat shrink and you'll be good to go.

    Since I'm too lazy to draw a schematic, here is a site with some nice ones...
    http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-...ive-wiring.htm
    you can ignore the white wire saying to go to low/hign/ign and wire straight to battery if you'd like.

    The better job you do on your wiring, the longer it will last and less gremlins will haunt you in the middle of the night.

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