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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:14 PM
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top rollbar lights

Thinking of getting 4 driving lights to mount on the top windshield rollbar. Since these lights come in pairs, I assume convention is to wire each pair with separate switches and relays?
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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Thats what I would do. If you want all 4 on at once you can use one switch operating 2 or 4 relays. Electric stuff is easy peasy if you plan things out.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Thats what I would do. If you want all 4 on at once you can use one switch operating 2 or 4 relays. Electric stuff is easy peasy if you plan things out.
Love the artwork!


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I've done some basic soldering and electric work, but I didn't know one switch could control more than one relay. Thanks for the info. Thanks for the thumbs up on the artwork!
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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:34 PM
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Are these going on a Defender or a VW Thing? Hard to tell from your drawing.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:36 PM
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Substitute your + switch wire where the diagram says to wire in the high beams.

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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Are these going on a Defender or a VW Thing? Hard to tell from your drawing.

I should have drawn in the vent flaps!


Thanks for the diagram JavelinaDave. Does this setup allow separate control of each pair? Do I use a 3-way switch?
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:12 PM
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I should have drawn in the vent flaps!


Thanks for the diagram JavelinaDave. Does this setup allow separate control of each pair? Do I use a 3-way switch?
No, thats for one switch operating all 4 lights at once. To control each pair you need to split the drawing above right down the middle and use 2 separate switches.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 07:46 AM
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Are these going on a Defender or a VW Thing? Hard to tell from your drawing.
At first I thought it was a "Back to the Future" Defender, when the tires fold up under the DeLorean for flying...


Don't go cheap on your lights; no "Baja", get Hella, PIAA or something decent.

Personally, I think the old Hella 4000 looks best.
I dont really like the look of those square LED "pods" and "bars".

But I'm a traditionalist more than a modernist.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Are these going on a Defender or a VW Thing? Hard to tell from your drawing.
Hahahahahahahaha!!
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:03 AM
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I have each pair on separate switches, however I use 3way switches.
Middle position off
Forward is on with key on
Back is only on with key on + high beams. That way it's much easier to turn all the lights on/off with on coming traffic.
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