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electrical questions for adding cab lights
I am adding these lights http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJJ5Q2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00 to my '96 cclb. The truck didn't have the lights to begin with, but I really like the look of them. I decided to go with stock look lights. The kit is a very inexpensive one, and uses crimp-connect wiring harnesses, which aren't great, but I didn't feel like shelling out the dough for a factory one.
I'm wondering if I can just add this onto the parking light circuit, using a jumper wire. I want to know if I'm going to draw too much current on the factory parking light wire if I power it from there, or whether I should use a relay using the switched parking light wire as the turn-on lead and a separate power wire circuit. I don't honestly know the wattage of the bulbs, but they are conventional, not LED, so they'll draw the same as the stock units would have.
2007 F350 King Ranch CCLB 4x4
WVO conversion in planning
RIP 1996 F250 eclb, 4x4, 7.3L PS
Viair 444C/6g air tank on frame, Hadley air horn, Hella auxiliary reverse light, DIY WVO conversion; Efuel, dual FuelLab FPR's, 90g RDS tank, aluminum tube-in-heater hose, hotfox heated fuel pickup, copper coil-wrapped filter, 40-plate FPHE, auxiliary coolant pump, 2000lb winch-crane bolted to the frame. Ranch hand front bumper. Big winch.