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Light wiring

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25 Nov 2018 16:27 #198144 by Mole
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Now I not sure if it's me being a bit dumb iv gone to wire my front spots up to day and want them to work with high beam. I have usually just spurred off the main beam wire as a trigger for the relay But when I put a meter on the plug that goes to the bulb all 3 pins have 12volts but the build dosent light untill turned on in the cab. So this means I can us it as a trigger because the relay would constantly be on.

Why dose the power have 12 all the time to all 3 pins
Any help much appreciated wiring isn't my strong point

Thanks

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25 Nov 2018 17:37 #198148 by paradox1001
Replied by paradox1001 on topic Light wiring
Jimnys are permenant live with the earth switched.

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25 Nov 2018 17:54 #198151 by Mole
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Oh OK so if I want to use the hight beam as a trigger what would be the best way to do this spur off the wire from the stork in the cab?

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25 Nov 2018 18:50 #198153 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Light wiring
Wire the relay in the same way as the lights. As the lights are earth switched then connect the earth side of the relay coil to the switched feed to the lights and a permanent live to live side of the relay coil.

Think upside down to "normal" wiring

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25 Nov 2018 19:11 #198155 by Mole
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So like this pls see pic
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25 Nov 2018 19:25 #198157 by facade
Replied by facade on topic Light wiring
just connect pin 86 to the white wire with a coloured stripe going to the headlight. or better a fused positive supply through a switch, and pin 85 to the all red wire going to the headlight.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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25 Nov 2018 19:53 #198160 by Mole
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So would this be the right way round? This stuff never sinks in
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26 Nov 2018 04:36 #198165 by zukebob
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As Facade said. The white and colored stripe to pin 86 and the solid red (high beam) wire to 85. That provides current, exciting the relay (switching it) when the high beam is on. Assuming there is no pin 87a, connect your fused lead from the battery to pin 30 and your spot light lead to pin 87. Run the ground from your spots to an appropriate ground.

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left

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26 Nov 2018 06:21 #198167 by Mole
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Ok thanks will try that thanks all for your patience

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26 Nov 2018 10:08 #198171 by zukebob
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No patience required. We all try to help. Let me also clarify my post. It would be better to say that you would tie into the white and striped wire and the red wire with leads from the 86 and 85 relay pins.

Just post again if you have problems.

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left

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26 Nov 2018 10:12 #198172 by Mole
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Thank you will have a little time to mess with it tomorrow afternoon so will report back then Or ask for more help one or the other haha

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26 Nov 2018 16:54 #198183 by kirkynut
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The quickest way for me to answer is look here as I did it recently:

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