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My truck has round KC-like lights on the front bumper, wired to a switch in the cab. I bought two small square LED lights to replace them. The LEDs have two Leads, a white and a red and the incandescents have one lead. Each of the leads on the LED is the same size as the Incandescents' small single lead.

How should I wire these in? I have no Idea how to do electrical stuff.

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The old lights obviously grounded through the brackets. You have to determine which wire on the LED lights is positive; the documentation that came with the lights should mention that. The positive wire shoud be connected to the power wire (the single wire that went to the old lights) and the negative wire should go to a good ground. If you wire it backward, the LED lights won't light, and you'll have to reverse the wiring.
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The one wire on the kc lights is a power wire the ground is accomplished by the bumper through the mount. If you look at the diagram provided with your new lights the white is probably the ground and red is more than likely power. As far as wiring a ground you can wire to a good ground and call it done

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The one wire on the kc lights is a power wire the ground is accomplished by the bumper through the mount. If you look at the diagram provided with your new lights the white is probably the ground and red is more than likely power. As far as wiring a ground you can wire to a good ground and call it done
Thanks gents, I have fab up a bracket for them, as the tubing prevents mounting. They did not come with any wiring diagrams. I was confused by the lack of a - lead. Should be easy enough then though.

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