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PostSubject: Wiring LED lights   Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:08 pm

I just bought a 6" Vision X Xmitter LED light bar for my Rancher and was wondering how to wire it up. I would like to be able to use my stock headlights at times and then be able to switch over to this LED light with the stock lights off. Only one set of lights would be on at a time, the stock or the LED bar, all while the rear tail light is continuously on. How would I go about this? I know I would need a switch of some kind to select the set of lights I want but that is all i know. I know a little about electrical but not this much. Does any one have any ideas? By the way, the LED light only has one setting, no high or low, just on.

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PostSubject: Re: Wiring LED lights   Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:01 am

I know yours isn't a rzr, but this vid shows the same principle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzGZIv_8T8

Just wire the cables to your battery or You could connect the cables to your lights( before the cables come from the battery to your headlight switch). Just be sure to have a fuse block between the place where you tie into your headlight cables or battery and the switch where you plan on operating the Light bar.

Then run the light bar output to where you want to mount it on your Rancher.

This set-up will allow you to run both sets of lights independently or all together.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring LED lights   Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:34 pm

Your vision X should have came with a wiring kit. Or atleast all of them I have seen do.. IF it did just use it.. It makes wirign super easy..

If it didnt just get you a waterproof toggle switch and wire it inline from a 12 v source.. Both of mine are run to the battery but I also used the Vision X kit

I wouldnt wire them into the factory healights. IF for some reason your factory headlights quit working you still got the LEd if its on a standalong wiring system..
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring LED lights   Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:03 pm

Well i wired my off-road lights on my durango straight to the battery, then wired the switch straight to the lights. Only downside i can see about wiring straight is what if you forget to turn the light bar off with the engine off, it can and will drain the battery. ( ask me how I know this). Or if you accidentally turn on the lightbar during the day, and forget to turn it off. I've done this a few times. Dosen't hurt to check. ( to solve this get a lighted (led) switch that lights up when the switch is on.

Thing good about hooking into the wiring for your headlights( before the headlight switch) is you don't have to fool with the fuses and if you happen to have the atv headlights( bulbs go out or the headlight switch goes bad, you still will be able to operate the LED bar.

Plus it makes for a neater install. But a couple zip-ties and a wiring harness shroud and that will make it neater as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring LED lights   Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:29 pm

Thanks for the replies. I got to thinking about what you both said and it probably would be a better idea to just hook straight up to the battery in case something was to happen to the stock headlight system. The only reason I wanted to connect into the stock lights was to be able to use the tail light along with the LED bar. I cuold always buy an aftermarket taillight if I really want to go that route. I havent gotten the ligth bar yet as it is still in shipping. I appreciate all of the help.
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