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Old 12-12-2018, 08:45 AM
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Thanks Best,

Yeah, I did the watt to amps to wire size calculation. Looks like 12 gauge wire is slightly more than I need as it peaks out at 12 amps. The 4 Hella 500's have 55 watt bulbs for a total of 220 watts and will pull 18.3 amps.

I'll wire my rear work light into a separate switch powered from my trailer connector.
 
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:34 AM
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As I near completion of the light project I am deciding what to do about my switches. I did the cover plate mod to an extra cruise control switch so that I could utilize the switch blanks on the left side of my dash binnacle. Who's done this and remembers what wires you used. The harness pig tail I got with the switch has 4 wires green, red, yellow w/white tracer, and black.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:51 PM
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I can't remember the C/C Switch wiring, but I just used a meter to figure it out. I then tapped into the dash illuimination so it looks 100% factory. For my rear Hella Work Lamp I just ran it straight off the battery with a fuse. The Hella Work Lamp has a built in on/off switch so I didn't see any reason to go nuts for that. I also slapped an H3 LED bulb into it vs the standard 55watt bulb it came with. I then ran the wiring up the opposite A Pillar, and zip tied the wiring (which I put in a small heatshrink jacket I found at Altex Electronics for like 2.00 each for a 3ft piece) along the inside of the upper roof rack bar.

When it comes to wiring I'm all about hiding it as best as possible, and doing it the best that can be done to where it's better than a factory harness.
 
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:34 PM
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I bought this Carling style switch mount to replace my ashtray. Havent mounted it yet. Its been 3D printed and pretty smooth. This is a picture on the website:


https://www.shapeways.com/product/BQ...switch-bracket
 
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