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post #1 of 9 Old 11-27-2015, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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50" light bar works fine until I crank up jeep

Ok so I got a question, I think I know the answer but just want to make sure, my 50" works fine but whenbi crank the jeep up two of the lights on it start blinking on and off. It's still just as bright. Not water inside. I'm thinking a ground wire or something touching the hot wire. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-29-2015, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody any help here. It works like a champ with the Jeep off but something is causing a short in it when I crank the jeep. If anybody has any input it would greatly be appreciated.
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Is it wired directly to the battery? Did you integrate a relay into the wiring?

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-30-2015, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Yes has relays and fuses wired directly into battery and I am using Daystar A pillar switch. Not sure but it seems like something may be grounding out.
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Can you provide more detail on how you wired this thing up, where you tied in your power wires, how you ran the wires, where you mounted the relays, what gauge wire you used, etc?
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I used 10 gauge wire used a 300 watt wiring harness that had relays and fuses already on it. Light bar was a 288watt bar. Ran the power source right off the battery and am using the a pillar switches. I had this same problem when I first installed it. There is another power source ran off the battery to my light bar on the hood. Although it's not giving any problems now, it is touching the power source to the 50" so maybe that is the problem.
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-30-2015, 12:55 PM
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If you think that is the problem, get one of these and then run power straight from the battery to the fuse block then each light can have its owned fused power.

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Syste...sea+fuse+block

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That's a good idea. I'm going to look into that for sure
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-30-2015, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help guys. I have decided to remove the 50" after giving it some thought. Not because there was anything wrong with it but I have been favoring another setup for aa while and this issue gave me a reason to remove it. Here is what I have on the way



Whole setup should be to me by Friday.
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