Make sure the wires and switches and relay will handle the load. The red is now attached to the battery with an inline fuse. The switch has two remaining terminals. I would like to hook up these lights on their own circuit independent from existing light switch so i can use at night in conjunction with main beams and during the day as daytime running lights I found both the single and double pole switches at the local store. Mark states 30, Dans diagram states 87 , and this is a fused connection 30 amp. Using a relay, your switch won't require big wires, all it does is make the relay work, not a big load, which keeps that big wire out of your dashboard The big wire will go to the relay and out again, controlled by a little wire from the switch.
I really need a spelt out diagram showing connection points throughout and sources of power as well. These are beautiful 35+ year old original Lucas driving lamps, I can guess they will draw around 30amps. Sounds right to me after listening to your descriptions and seeing the relay in my hand. Save all that stuff in case you ever want to un-install the fog lights. Can all 5 use the same relay? The switch will make and break the ground. Cut and leave about 6 inches of extra wire at every terminal point.
Just squeeze the end of the connectors and pull down. The lamp is nearly all forward of the mounting bracket making it great for fitting in front of the Mini grille. Both of these 12V power lines need a 10-amp inline fuse. It is an inexpensive part and will save you a lot of headaches down the road. The relay location must be well protected. This article was very helpful, as well as were the critical comments.
There are two screws to undo at the rear: Then two screws at the front, just under the headlight. Does this sound about right? Use logic when choosing a place on the fusebox to tap from, you don't want to overload what's already there. If multiple blocks are touching then it is a single connector block made for multiple wires. Thanks again and merry xmas bob Bob Craske Bob, Til Dan gets back, maybe this will help. .
M Edited May 16, 2006 by mmasters Hi, Guys, Dan Masters here. Squeeze those together and slide the black part off the spigot. You should use an inline fuse in this wire, and connect it to the 30 terminal of the relay. A 1972 should have 2 harnesses: 1 front, 1 back. Check the schematic for your car to be certain. Volkswagen Transporter Kijiji in Ontario. Route the leads from the fog lights through the holes in the brackets, around the cockpit shroud and down under the front tank brackets to join the connectors from the sub-harness.
I will ground them to the frame. This requires a relay for operation. Make sure after you re-install the cockpit panel that you have not trapped the leads from the sub-harness between it and the tank. Now remove the lower screw from the windshield mounting bracket. Fog is a problem for drivers because it reflects most of the light from standard low beam lamps, and much of that occurs because of the beam pattern, the way headlight lenses aim and disperse the light.
I found a hot connection at the fuse block for the switch. When it makes ground you have light when it breaks you don't Blue is to your headlight's low beam positive terminal from relay terminal 85. Then you can supply power to the coil of the relay from a white or green wire as per the chapter on power distribution. Now you've got this: Next you need to remove the fuel tank infill panels the ones that say 800 on them. Need some help wiring up fog lights. If you have parts left over, figure out what you forgot.
Should be on the left side in the area behind the headstock. Then the whole panel slides off the bike toward the front. There is an orange safety lock on the connector which you have to slide out of the way. Use a test light to confirm your power sources for both the relay and the switch. The top bracket mounting point is the lower windshield screw you just removed and the lower mounting point is through the flanged sleeves and the cockpit panel. Now carefully pull the tank to the rear to disengage it from the lugs on the frame, then lift it off the bike and set it down somewhere on a soft surface where it won't get scratched. New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in Ontario.
The book looks rather interesting and I would like to get hold of a copy, and I am sure I am not the only person on this side of the pond who will enquire. The reason is simple, the color identifies the purpose of each wire and if I ever have a problem I can track it down using my wiring diagram. For example, the wipers on cars up to 1980 at least are not on a separate fuse circuit, so they are not orange, but green. On the switch does the yellow go to the positive terminal and the green go from the negetive to a ground? Find the shortest safest route for this from the fusebox or battery, maybe use a few zipties to keep the wires in place. Since the switch will be on the dash and the fog lights at the front of the car, the only location decision to be made concerns the relay. I am using a Bosch pilot set with standard Bosch relay wiring harness.