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Old 04-13-2010, 07:40 PM
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Wiring Issues??

Okay so i installed some new reverse lights because my old ones just flat sucked!

I got some nice ones off craigslist for $5 per light and so i bought a bunch of them. Well installed them using the old wiring, they currently had 24v bulbs in them (off a piece of construction equipment). They were super super dim with the 24v bulbs in (obviously).... and i tested to make sure i had power back there and everything and all was good...

Drove it a couple days until i could get to the store and buy new bulbs. switched them out for 100w h3 bulbs from bi-mart. Now i have NO power at all to the reverse lights, the stock ones in the brake light assembly don't work either now?? I tested the wire coming from the front of the truck to stock reverse light and there is no power. I am stumped, is there a fuse or something that goes to this?? The brake lights work perfect.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:45 PM
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Sounds like you drew to much load and smoked a fuse.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:50 PM
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Sounds like you drew to much load and smoked a fuse.
yeah thats what i was thinking.... With a 24v bulb in there it could mess something up huh??

My next question is that a fused wire??? I am hoping it is and it didnt just melt the wire somewhere....

I can't find anything else thats not working?
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Every light on a Super Duty is fused I don't know on the OBS though.
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Every light on a Super Duty is fused I don't know on the OBS though.
okay well hopefully someone that does know will chime in.... Otherwise these are getting wired to a switch or something....


ANYONE KNOW IF ITS FUSED? I'd rather not check every fuse everywhere
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:58 PM
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When I had to rewire Raul's brand new trailer because the company that I told him was alright sucked I learned alot about the electrical system in these trucks.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:00 PM
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When I had to rewire Raul's brand new trailer because the company that I told him was alright sucked I learned alot about the electrical system in these trucks.
well you should have done some OBS studyin while you were there
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I am guessing it is fused. Everything electrical is fused.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:06 PM
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I am guessing it is fused. Everything electrical is fused.
Know of a place i can get a wiring diagram of the truck? So i can see if its fused and where it would be fused at
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Probably blew the fuse 5 in the underhood box, 15 Amp.
You'll need to run the extra lamps from a relay, otherwise you'll cook the wiring (or just keep poppin' fuses.)
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