Work Lights

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cookt
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Work Lights

Post by cookt »

Hey all i was hoping to get some help. I am looking at wiring up some rear work lights. i have already ran the cables from the lights to fuse box in the cab, i also have a stedi switch to use. i am wanting to know where i might jump off for power. i was thinking that somewhere from the fuse box but just dont know where. They aren't massive lights only a couple of amps so i was trying to avoid the use of a relay.
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Re: Work Lights

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Find this unused plug in where the fuses are it has everything you need, the plug has battery power, ignition power, earth and dash lights.
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Re: Work Lights

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Yeah i did notice this plug in one of the blank spots i assumed it was for a wiring harness say to the rear or something for a canopy. but couldn't find any wiring diagrams for dmax without having to pay for it. i'll give that a go thanks Dan
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I believe it was for folding power mirrors which is unused in most Dmax's.
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Re: Work Lights

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To level the headlights in Euro models
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Re: Work Lights

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If for mirrors or for headlight adjusting power supply I would be finding which fuse and it's rating if using it to power other items. The wires aint thick. If light duty and LEDS are tolerant to voltage drop over the distance all maybe ok. Personally, I would run a separately fused power wire from the battery and a thicker wire to the rear. Then with a light multi cable a number of items of choice can be switched on via a small relay for each. The relay coil power then can be from that plug under dash because it is light duty use only. Ps. Now you can get Mosfet switches which use NO current, just a voltage level, to switch on a light or item using the main supply mentioned above. My car LED driving light is switchedby one of these.
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