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Wiring a switch help needed

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Killswitch, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Ok so I have one of the three post toggle switches from the parts store....the illuminated plastic deal and Im wiring two lights.

    Im coming off the relay to the switch......theres three posts like I said. Marked Pwr/ACC/Grnd

    Ground I understand, but do I run my wire from the relay to power, and what is ACC for.

    My plow lights are on the same type switch and all three wires go somewhere and maybe you guys can help so I dont have to trace them under the dash and see what Im missing. Lazy me.....:)
     
  2. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Ground is so the light will work. It grounds just the bulb in the switch...

    You want Pwr hooked up to your positive feed. ACC is the switched output of the Pwr...so that will triger your relay.
     
  3. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    So I run from the ACC post to the relay(post 86)

    The relay will be connected to the battery with an inline fuse. Grounded and connected to the lights.

    Where do I run the power post on the switch too?

    Sorry for not gettin this.
     
  4. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    power post is for power coming into switch, acc post is for power going out... lights or whatever
     
  5. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

  6. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Im sorry guys. Is it possible for someone to draw a basic wiring diagram for wiring two lights through a 30 amp relay including the switch?

    Maybe I need to let it go for the night. Im confusing myself.

    Id appreciate a simple drawing.


    Thank you.
     
  7. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I actually downloaded a good diagram.

    What confused me was having to power both the switch,and post 30 on the relay.

    Ill be fusing both lines to the battery.