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If you refer
to the wiring illustration on page 2, you see that the battery goes
to two different points on the relay. This makes the rock-light
wired in such a way that it can come on at any time, even when the
TJ is off. If you wanted your rock-light to come on only if the
parking lights are on, then one of these wires would be coming from
the battery, and the other would be spliced to the hot parking-light
wire. That is just an example. I like to be able to turn on my rock-light
at campsites without my Jeep running which is why I wired it this
way. A scotch-lock and two connectors make these two hot leads from
the battery ready to plug into the terminals on the relay.
Find a location
for your relay. This was harder than I thought. I initially thought
about drilling a sheetmetal screw into the firewall and fastening
it there, but there was an existing hex screw next to a wiring-harness
assembly behind the battery that was well-suited for the job. I
didn't foresee this being an inconvenience to any future service,
so I bolted it there with the terminals facing up.
To reduce the
risk of corrosion, short-circuit, fire, etc... I went ahead and
wrapped all connectors in electric tape. You don't need to use too
much electric tape for this task - an inch per connector will suffice.You
should definately do this for peace of mind more than anything!
Go ahead and
plug everything into your relay. Make sure you've got connectors
on everything that fit on the relay terminals, and follow the numbers
in the wiring illustration on page 2! They will tell you exactly
where to plug everything in. Some relays have an extra terminal.
In this case, terminal 87a, which is in the center of the relay,
is not being used. If wiring a second light, this extra tab can
be used to run a wire to it.I also cut a length of yellow wire to
be used for the switch and plugged it into the relay.
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Wiring your switch...