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Old 06-12-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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Gen V DDE switch

does anyone know where I can find DIYs for a switch on the interior, I dont want it on my fogs...

I read a few posts on the site and I dont really understand a few things, what is a relay, how many amps, can I draw power from my battery and still have a swtich for in the cabin, if so how do i get power from the battery? jus put a wire on it?


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Old 06-12-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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When I had my DDEs, I used a separate interior switch (mounted just above the ashtray). I did not use a relay. I wired the DDEs directly to the battery. Power (with fuse) and ground wires, and a switch, and that was it.
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oh ok thanks!...any more ideas?
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Whichever route you decide to go with, make sure you use a pretty durable guage wire. I made the mistake of using 22 guage wire. Found the wires melted when I got back to my car one day.
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:55 AM   #5
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if you have gen 5.....all you have to do is get a power source of any sort..... and then switch the power source....and then tie that power source into the relay.... its pretty easy
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