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Wiring Off road lights.

Just bought 4 off road lights for the light bar Im building and was wondering if anyone knew if I can wire them so they will come on when I turn on my high beams and go off when I dim them. Im pretty sure it can be done and have an idea how to do it but wanted to tap the wealth of knowledge on here. Thanks.

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Pretty sure that is illegal.

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Had no idea..lol thanks for the info.

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Pretty sure that is illegal.
Don't listen to him, it is only illegal in SC. Go ahead and do it,
tell us how it works out for you.

I'm sure no one will mind......


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cico I'm fairly certain it is illegal in every state to use off-road lights on public highways. The best thing for him to do is check his state laws. But then if he travels out of state into a state where it is illegal he will have a problem.

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I am sure you are correct.
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cico I'm fairly certain it is illegal in every state to use off-road lights on public highways. The best thing for him to do is check his state laws. But then if he travels out of state into a state where it is illegal he will have a problem.


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Yea..not gonna try it. I'm a field engineer for a certain communications company and do a lot of travelling out of state. It was just an idea that popped in my head.

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Yea..not gonna try it. I'm a field engineer for a certain communications company and do a lot of travelling out of state. It was just an idea that popped in my head.
I was just playin with ya.
have you mounted your lights? we can point you to an installation that will help you.
most of the XK's are pre wired for fog lights, if that is of any value.

wiring overview

Off Road Lights-roof mount

How to wire Fog Lights

Fuse Panel

Fog Lamps

This should be a good start....


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Here are some switching ideas....
















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this link should take you there.....SWITCHES


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Man thanks a ton. Those diagrams just helped me tremendously. I have my lights mounted(cheapies right now but upgrade in the future) and will be wiring them up tomm. so again thanks.

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