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Old February 17th, 2009, 11:28 PM
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I have a 3 position switch to run the Hella lights off. on-off-on. the on-off work, but now I am looking to run the second "on" off the high beam when it is pulled in the initial state. Can I run a line from the second "on" state into the purple wire that triggers the high beam initial state or should I wire it into the relay? If I run it to the relay can someone tell me where it is? The truck is 3 blocks away and I don't feel like going there to check for it

I also want to do this with my rear work lamp. I took the cover off the reverse light and found a white wire and a green/red wire. Question is, does the positive run back over to the right rear speaker (I have my relay, positive, and switch all in there)? or does the positive to the reverse stay in the left speaker?
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The switch will have 3 contacts on it (a common, and then the two "on" feeds)

The middle common connection, you should take this to the relay for the spots (in reply to your second question, YES, definately run the lights through a relay)

The other two "on" terminals go to whatever you want to run it, so you could take one to the blue/white main beam feed (so they come "on" with main beam.... actually, you only need to take one feed, from the blue/white, so the spots will come on whenever main beam is activated, be it "pushing" the stalk away from you for full time mainbeam, or "pulling" it in to flash someome)

Same with the reverse lights.... use the 3 way switch, middle contact goes to the relay, then each of the other 2 outer contacts, one goes to the reverse switch on the gearbox (make sure it's the "lamp" side of the switch, not the positive side from the fusebox, otherwise the reverse spots will always be on!)
The other contact on the switch could go to a permanent feed from the fusebox/dash area, so you can flick the back lights on for working/revocery etc, or put the switch in the middle "off" position to turn them off completely.
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Thanks Jim! I understand the 3 position switch and i think mine is a little different than what you are explaining. the middle terminal on the switch is there to power the switch. I have a fused like running to it. the top "on" runs to the relay, and the bottom "on" acts as the other switch once power is sent to it. So this is where i need to run wire to the high beam relay.

So for the reverse light it is best to tap into the reverse switch on the gearbox for power?
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Daniel, that depends on where you want the switch. I put one on the back speaker panel and one by the driver so that I can switch it from either place. If you want to put a switch by the driver that will allow it to come on with the switch, be off completely, or be on with the reverse light, I would do as Diesel Jim says and have everything (switch and relay) up there and just run a single wire to the light from there and ground the light in back.

As for the switch, you need to tell us what terminals on it are to where in order to determine if it will work and how. I am assuming it is lighted? Tell us exactly what each terminal is connected to and we can figure it out.
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