Jump to content

spotlights


russ3120
 Share

Recommended Posts

Help.

a simple wiring diagram for spotlights.

i know i have to tap into the main beam, and i know i have to run the lights through a relay.

the spots will have thier own switch which hopefully will only work when the main beam is active.

Russ

hello mate ill try the relay has 4 connections earth which has to be connected to negative and a positive which will be connested to the main beam wire at back of headlight the following two connections are your spotlight connections one to positive on battery and the other to the positive on your spots i put a fuse on the positive 15 -20 amp to guard against any chaffing etc to check if relay is working get someone toactivate main beam the relay will click try to keep relay protected from extreme cold as it affects them i had a escort van the cold made the relay short out and spots come on oviously flat batt any probs ask and someone will help im in colchester essex if closer ill come round

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i cant see cold affecting a relay either. however i have had cheaper relays get frost inside so they rust/short. i guess the more expensive ones are sealed better. i tend to put a bead of silicon around the join when i fit them now days & not had the problem since. works well against water when wading too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry to jump on the Thread.

I have fitted Hella spot lamps on my 300 TDi. I want to switch them so they do not always come on with main beam.

I want to put a switch on the dash that looks original or maybe a small neat switch where the blank for the headlamp adjusters would be if i had them.

There seems to be loads of spare places for switches but i dont want it to look untidy.

Cheers

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Kes86 when I did this on my old one I got a spare fog light switch for the LH side of the speedo binnacle and used that to control the relay switching the lights. This is what the genuine LR spotlight wiring kits do as well.

I have the same type of switch to go in my Discovery 2, and it has only been waiting four and a half years to be done - I still take the fuse out in the summer time and put it back in the winter time - ho hum :rolleyes:

Round Tuit job :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry to jump on the Thread.

I have fitted Hella spot lamps on my 300 TDi. I want to switch them so they do not always come on with main beam.

Cheers

I have Hella 1000 spot lamps on my Defender, and thought I should fit a switch. And then I thought that when I want main beam I want them on as no-one will be coming. So I didn't bother to fit a switch. That was about 10 years ago....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I want to put a switch on the dash that looks original or maybe a small neat switch where the blank for the headlamp adjusters would be if i had them.

There seems to be loads of spare places for switches but i dont want it to look untidy.

Cheers

have a look here:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stage1v8/TechnicalLighting.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great thanks for the link to the website. a foglamp switch will be ideal.

Cheers

K

I have mine rigged up to to a factory switch on the main beam circuit .. works great as you can have the switch on all the time so spots come on with main beam ... of course

but ......

On my disco i still have stock H4 connectors which corrode and fail making the lights dim .. when this happens the spots dont switch off with the main beam thus rendering them useless .. or illegal ... it does act as a reminde that you have to fix the H4 connectors though !!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy