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Got some more LEDS today. From Alpena. They're Flexible and cut to length, right now there 24" each, and i want to put them under my grill like OLFORD has. Problem is, the cords they gave me arent long enough to go from the Grill to the cab. Heres a couple pics, and i was wondering if someone could give me some hep as to how to wire them? Should i get those racing toggle switches? I dont know how to wire anything at all really soo sorry if i ask dumb questions!!








should i get these and wire them somehow? V



also, these are what i have for the interior right now so i dont know if i could just put those in the grill/engine bay? or what to do

http://www.ledunderbody.com/Blue-4pc-LEDGlow-LED-Interior-Lights-Lighting-Kit.aspx



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Well, uummmm... from experience... do not buy from that company in the link! Its a knock off company and the LEDs blow out easily, they are not great quality, and its not worth the money they charge.

As for the switches... if you want to wire them into the leds you need to first of all have a + and - running to them (duh). From there you take that switch and just wire it into the + wire... that way when its off then no power runs through and when the switch is up and toggled on then power runs through.

Here is a thing i drew up as a simple layout of my truck for my side job JBCustoms & Lighting. Everything I use is streetglow and this chart should help out with basic schematic layouts.



And if you decide to go with streetglow let me know cuz i do get them for cheap through sponsorships and can get it shipped anywhere. Hope this stuff helps!
 

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thankss, yeah that does helo. so i was wondering if i can just cut the wires that go to this temporary button and "power source? Cant i just leave the Black and red wire coming off the Leds, and run them to a switch and tie directly in to the battery for power?

This is what i mean like cut above these, get my own wire and run them to the battery, switch and ground?


and just get rid of this weird excuse for power completely?



But yeah, your Street Glow set up and sponsorship is awesomeeee! veryyy jealouss.i might be in the market for a Underbody kit in the near future
 

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Yeah man just cut off that switch and pathetic "power source". lol... leave plenty of wire off the led to work with and to make it longer simply connect more wire to it with wire connectors. Its a very basic and simple layout plan and works best!

Hit me up on the body kit so i can see how much I can get it to ya for.
 

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alright sweet man thanks for the help as usual!
 

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No problem! Im always here if you have any questions!
 

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okay my question is how do u want the to turn on do u want them to turn on when your head lights are on if so take the hot wire (red) and splice it into the hot wire of your headlights and ground the black wire that way when u turn ur headlights on it turns on another way is to run the wires to your fuse box and find the fuse that is hot when your truck is running or u can run just the hot wire to the cap from the led to the switch and just ground the lights in the engine bay and run another wire from the + of your battery to the switch and your set on in off switch is complete i can draw u up a diagram of both of my suggestions
 

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That, i my opinion, is a very complicated way to wire up a simple goal/ task. My schematic, which i have used on 8 customer cars thus far, is the simplest way with the most control. It is cool that you can wire it into courtesy lights and/ or headlight control switches and relays but customers want the control of turning them on whenever they like to.

Now if you use the right LEDs, which would be Streetglow due to the low electricity necessity, then you do not need to wire straight to a battery terminal. In a Ranger it is very easy and simple to tap into the + and - wires of the cig ligter. The cig lighter is always powered and provides enough power to handle all 40 of my LED strip and undercar kit for 6 hours. That 6 hours is with the truck off in a show, stock battery, and starts right up. Right from the power source (cig lighter) you go straight into your simple switch setup. Its that easy, which is easy enough to fit onto one page in drawing and paragraph format and easy enough to maintain, add onto if wished, and give the customer exactly what they want.

When it comes to LED setups and all electricity setups I have found that the more simple you keep it the better it is due to less room for error and its just plain easier to do it simple instead of complicated with the same outcome... Just my 2 cents on my own business work.
 

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ha yeah, i think im doing what you did Olford. I wish i lived within driving disatnce cuz then i would just have you do all my lights!! haha but i think what im going to do is: Get the power from the Cig Lighter with my positive wire (btw what color is the wire with power in it). and then run that to a switch, then on the other side of my switch, id run the negative to a ground. btw Olford, where have you grounded your stuff?
 

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The ground is the negative cig lighter wire. The - wire is the black one and the white one is the + wire.

My switches are just like the ones that he posed a picture of where it has 2 terminals. I just put that in the + wire. The + from the power source runs into the switch, then run the wire from the other terminal switch to the LED or LED system, then run the - from your LED system to the - wire in the cig lighter.

Is that confusing for ya? Its easy for me to picture but i dont have any pics right now.
 

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