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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical question...

Hey- I have a backup camera on my rear license plate, but when using it at night the license plate lights blind the camera and I can't see anything. I have some rear facing led flood lights under the bumper off an aux switch and I'd like to wire something up so that when the flood lights are on the license plate lights turn off. What's the best way of going about doing that? Thanks.

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Re: Electrical question...

Add a relay would be the easiest.

You going to have to cut the power wire to your license plate lights.

Hook the power wire for the license plate to 30
Hook the license plate lights to 87a
Tap the power wire from your flood lights and hook it to 86
Then ground 85.
87 is not used
Use heat shrink on all connections. No fuses needed.
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Awesome, I'll give that a shot. Thank you!

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Thinking about it. Swap 30 and 87a

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Ok. Thank you

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Re: Electrical question...

Difference being less energized conductor within the relay?
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Yeah. No need to energize post 87 when the floods are on. With the power wire going into 87a and the floods turned on. Power stops at 87a.

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Re: Electrical question...

Should probably specify that OP wants a 'normally closed' single pole relay for when he goes to buy...
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Re: Electrical question...

I assumed it would be a normally closed one I'm looking for. Does it need to be a 5 leg?

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It doesn't have to be a 5 leg.
This is what I found off of a quick search. It's a 5 leg though.

http://www.qualitymobilevideo.com/50...yKAaApg68P8HAQ

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