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post #1 of 13 Old 04-13-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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LED floodlight relay harness - wiring question

I'm doing something wrong, because the lights don't come on


Anyone (greywolf) mind putting an eyeball on this and tell me where I made stupid?


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Your switch has to provide the coil power for the relay. You need to get ground on one relay pin and +12 on the other. (Pins 85 and 86). I'm going by your drawing, I don't know if you have the right PIN numbers labeled, but conceptually, that's how it works.

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Here's a wiring diagram for a fuse block. If you only have one device, that would be used instead. Fuses are not shown.


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that diagram is confusing me because every other thing i've seen online shows 30 as the 12v input. i'd expect the battery (or in my case fused power, PC8 ) to connect to 30.

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The relay connects 30 and 87 when it throws. Input and output matters not as long as one is the hot source and the other is the hot target. Similarly, 85 and 86 are trigger and ground, it doesn't matter which is which. Here is an SPDT relay. The common SPST relay works the same way but doesn't have a normally closed 87A terminal. 86 and 85 energize the coil to throw the relay. 30 and 87 are connected when the relay is thrown.


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You have 86 to ground. You need 85 hot to throw the relay so the ? wire has to go to positive, not negative.

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You have 86 to ground. You need 85 hot to throw the relay so the ? wire has to go to positive, not negative.
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gonna try plugging it in tomorrow. thanks as always so much for the experience and info.




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Was just wondering when you finally get them up & running if you could share your thoughts on those lights. I've been looking at them (& others) as an option on ebay.

The mount looks a little iffy in the pics. I'm hoping the quality/quantity of light emitted makes up for it & I just knock up some mounts of my own.
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Was just wondering when you finally get them up & running if you could share your thoughts on those lights. I've been looking at them (& others) as an option on ebay.

The mount looks a little iffy in the pics. I'm hoping the quality/quantity of light emitted makes up for it & I just knock up some mounts of my own.
be glad to. i bought these locally off a forum member, CrazyGeorge. I'm really looking forward to having them on - i think it's going to make a huge difference at night.

I've seen the lights mounted on his vee and they're impressive.

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