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So, I purchased some nice looking flood lights to fit onto my headache rack I got recently. I must confess I don't have a clue what I need and I can't find many helpful answers to my specific scenario, so I figured I would ask around and see what I need in ways of supplies and whatnot. The wire that came connected to the lights (two lights I should say), was 18 gauge. I already have a 20 amp switch and a 20 amp in-line fuse. Anything else I need to try and connect it to the battery? Is the switch/fuse gonna cut it? Thanks guys.

PS, anyone got any ideas on how to secure the wiring to my headache rack that's out of sight and unnoticeable?
 

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Northern tool has a harness available.
http://m.northerntool.com/products/shop~tools~product_200596193_200596193?hotline=false
I picked it up in store.
Also bought these. http://m.northerntool.com/products/shop~tools~product_200648983_200648983?hotline=false But they were out of stock in store, which they were having a sell on. $24.99 so I had to order in store, and they honored the sell price.

If the headache rack is hollow, I would run the wires inside. Use a little grommet to keep the wire from chaffing.

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I don't like those harnesses just because of the ugly switch. So I make my own. Yes you'll be fine to just fuse it and switch it, however it won't be a bad idea to stick a relay in there.
 

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Yeah, switch ain't perfect, but it's still cheaper than I could buy the wire, relay, and loom for. Lol
Already have 2 unused toggles already mounted, so may just cut it off and use one of those.

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Northern tool has a harness available.
Ultra-Tow Universal Light Wiring Harness — 12 Volt | Mounting Accessories Wiring| Northern Tool + Equipment
I picked it up in store.
Also bought these. Ironton Mini LED Worklights — 2-Pk., 15 Watt, 1,050 Lumens, 10–30 Volt | LED Automotive Work Lights| Northern Tool + Equipment But they were out of stock in store, which they were having a sell on. $24.99 so I had to order in store, and they honored the sell price.

If the headache rack is hollow, I would run the wires inside. Use a little grommet to keep the wire from chaffing.

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Never considered running them inside, but thats not a bad idea. Thanks for the harness, might have to buy that when I melt something :hehe:
 

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for halogen lights like that (what are they 35 watts? A pair of them it 70watts? you really need to run a relay
The switch turns on the relay, the relay supplies the power from the battery to the lights.

If they were 5watts each or LED's then maybe just the switch will work, anything more should have a fuse and 25amp automotive 4 or 5 prong relay
 

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Gotcha. I just remembered that the two lights each only came with one wire leading out of them. There should be two right?
 

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Should be, unless they ground through the mount.
Have a link to the light?

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Yep. They ground through the mount.

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Haha I'm still waiting on my lights to come in the mail.
I got a head start on the harness though. Well, just connected to the battery and have the relay attached to the fender.

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Yep. I've been doing audio installs and wiring repairs for awhile.

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