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Was hooking up driving lights, hooked up the power to a wire I've got running my power point from the accessory terminal and suddenly I've only got .5 volts from the terminal. Tested at the wire and the terminal itself. Any ideas?

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Sounds like the Accessory Terminal Fuse is blown. Should be fuse #1 (5 amp), located at the top of the fuse block. Fuse #1 only supplies power to the screw terminals for aftermarket connected items. Accessory Fuse #10 (10 Amp) supplies power to other OEM wired in accessories.
Connections for driving lights should be connected to the battery withan inlinefuse andrelay. Control the relay with a on/off switch connected to the Accessory Terminal.

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If you are using the acc terminal for driving lights, DON"T !! They draw way too much power for that circut to handle. Driving lights should be wired direct from the battery through a relay, you can trigger the relay using the Acc terminal.

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This is how I done my driving lights. Works great. Plus the fuse block has 6 places for fuses....I have expansion room!!!




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Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate the diagram Snorebaby, makes things much more clear.

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No problem....I also wired in a single LED on the Light side of the switch to let me know if they are on or off......But you don't have to....when you turn thekey to theoff position, the lights will go off.

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Snorebaby,most peoplenormally recommend placinga fuse within six inches of the battery positive post and before any load, including the relay.Should the relayshort out internally, probably dead battery, quickly.
No argument, just another input.

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WS....excellent suggestion...I had forgotten about that as my relay is actuallyfused.I had a relay laying around that has a 15ampATC fuse on it. That is the one I used forthe wiring ofmyfuse block.

I have had that same thing happen to me.

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Snorebaby--I also have one of those acc. panels on the side of my battery. I am studying your diagram, and for the life of me, I can't seem to figure it out. It looks like when you power the relay on the left, it will short out the battery-(join the pos and neg terminals). But I DO see how you used that panel to power the switched driving lights.

Am I out in left field?? and if so, can you please explain.

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Snorebaby--I also have one of those acc. panels on the side of my battery. I am studying your diagram, and for the life of me, I can't seem to figure it out. It looks like when you power the relay on the left, it will short out the battery-(join the pos and neg terminals). But I DO see how you used that panel to power the switched driving lights.

Am I out in left field?? and if so, can you please explain.
Hawker22....the "wiring" of the relay is just for information and not the actual position on the relay itself ...but the wires and where they are connected (numbers on the relay)is correct.

The drawing was done so my wires didn't cross and made it look cleaner. If you connect it following the numbers, you will have it wired correctly.

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