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What wire gauge do i need for my spots?

Need to order some hookup wire but don't know what gauge is required ..

Any suggestions?
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you should be fine with 14AWG for all aux lighting.
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you should be fine with 14AWG for all aux lighting.

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Need to order some hookup wire but don't know what gauge is required ..

Any suggestions?
LED or halogen? How many?
Like Mark said you should be fine w/14 gauge but just figured I'd ask how many
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LED or halogen? How many?
Like Mark said you should be fine w/14 gauge but just figured I'd ask how many
Halogen. 2 spots and 2 floods on separate circuits.
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Halogen. 2 spots and 2 floods on separate circuits.

show up at my house and I will make you a harness and give you a PIAA relay set. I have spools of wire, shrink wrap, loom, etc...
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14 should be fine, but 12 costs pennies more so why not. I'd be more concerned with the quality of the casing/insulation.
Careful where you order/buy wire. I recently made the mistake of buying a bunch of 10/12/14 wire spools on Amazon and the quality sucks FWIW.

I've also adopted the practice of soldering virtually every connection (that don't need to be disconnected) and shrink-wrapping because of corrosion and sketchy grounds.

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