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Just hooked up rear spot lights on navara using five pin relay and wires are getting hot to spot lights.....

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Why not just plug a separate wiring system into an empty accesory fuse at the fuse panel? Pick one that turns on and off with the key. Hope this helps.

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i would strongly advise to hook on its own circuit
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you would not be left in the dark with no park light at night

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replace the relay and the plug. then before you power up the relay check for short to ground so it won`t happen again.

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I am trying to figure out how to do an ignition relay mod on a 93 pathfinder can you help

Yes, I can help, but you need to tell me more. What is the relay for? Is it to assist the starter solenoid, is it to switch on an after market accessory such as spot lights, fog lights etc?
As an example, let us assume you want to assist the starter solenoid. There should be two rather large pins on the relay and two smaller ones. The small pins are to "pick" the relay, that is, to switch it on. They are wired, one to the vehicle earth. Just a short wire from one of the pins, doesn't matter which one, to the screw holding the relay to the car's bodywork. The other small pin goes to the ignition switch.
In the case of a starter booster, take the thin wire off the solenoid and connect it to this pin.
The one big pin, doesn't matter which one, goes to power, such as the battery positive terminal. The other will carry power as soon as the starter switch is turned. so it will go to the solenoid pin where the thin wire was previously removed. Easy peasy.
Let's connect spot lights. Fit the relay to the body, as close to the spot lights as possible. Again, a short wire from one of the small pins to the earth (car's bodywork). The other short pin to the spot light switch inside the car. It is a good idea to wire the switch inside the car to the headlight bright wire, so the spots work only when the brights are on.
Now the wire from the battery to one of the big pins, the other big pin to the lights, and through the lights to earth.
If all the pins are the same size, it will be a bit more difficult to identify the pins. The way to do this is to connect a short piece of wire from the battery positive to any of the pins on the relay. Connect the other pins one at a time to the battery negative. If you hear the relay click in, these two pins are the "picks". If not, take the next pin to batt. + and continue until you've found the picks, the other tow connectors are the power in and out pins. How's that?

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Need headlight wiring diagram for 2013 Kia Rio,want to fit spotlights

you will have to fit a relay into the system. Tap a wire into the high beam power wire for the headlights. (Piggy back connection) take this wire down to the fitted relay to a coil pin on the relay. connect a wire to the other coil pin of the relay and return to the dash area to an control switch through it then to an earth point.. Run a wire to an inline fuse directly from the battery ( fuse close to the battery as it is a high current line) down to one pin of the relay. connect up the power wire for the light to the opposite pin on the relay and connect the earth wire of the light to an earth point

According to road regulations you cannot have spot lights on by them selves and they must only operate in conjunction with high beam operation.. The setup as I describe allows you control of when the spotlights will be on ( switch in the dash) and if on will be extinguished when low beam is selected as per regulations. The relay ensures that the trigger wires do not carry full light amperage so light gauge wires can be used and only the power wire from the battery to the relay to the light need to be heavier gauge.

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Blown globe after spotlights conected

The way that you connected up the spot lights is incorrect and the combined current draw for the head light and the spot light exceeded the fuse capacity. The way to do it is to use the head light wire to trigger a relay for the spot lights that gets the power directly from a fused wire from the positive terminal of the battery. It works like this --you turn on the head lights ---power flows to the head lights and at the same time though the points coil in the relay to earth . this closes the points and allows power from the battery to light up the spot lights.

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Fitted a set of anti-roo spotlights on my wife's car. However, trying to get a signal to the relay via an on/off switch in the dash from the high beam, the wires all seemed to be hot at some stage

Yes First, you may be able to get a FREE diagram from by registering your car. Foreign cars a little less likely.

When you look at a Relay there are several terminals. While conventional thought is that a Relay just interrupts a wire and breaks connection, the Reality is that both Positive and Negative wires tie in several Relays.

For instance, a Positive terminal in a Relay engages and it moves a pair of connections inside the Relay. But another Relay is lacking a Negative Pulse to engage its connection. The first Relay activates and then makes a connection supplying a Negative or grounding charge.

So the way you are wired, you are providing a ground to a KeyOFF terminal. Now it completes the circuit to light. When the KeyON Relay is activated, it toggles the Circuit and breaks the connection.

What you want to do is add an external light relay. Think of it like a starter Relay. A small tickler wire connects those massive battery cables to the starter. But only when the ignition is turned to start.

Use the tickler wire to activate the external Relay. Tie the tickler to the high beams so when the highs are on, the added Roo lights will work too.

Remember to fuse the hot side to the relay from the battery. That way you can lose the added lights but not the factory lights in the event a fuse breaks.

I hope my solution helps you.

Jun 06, 2012 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

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Where is the cooling fan relay located on a 94 Chevy Beretta 3.1?

It is located at the rear of the engine compartment behind the right strut tower. Thyere are 3 or 4 relays there in a cluster. The one you want has 4 wires: 2- RED 1- LIGHT BLUE and 1- DARK GREEN.

Both of the RED wires are HOT at all times. They come from fusible link [G] located at the starter solenoid (RUST colored).

The LIGHT BLUE wire goes to the cooling fan. This one should be hot whenever the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) turns the relay on. One of the RED wires provides battery positive voltage to the LIGHT BLUE wire when the PCM grounds the relay primary (coil) circuit to operate the relay.

The DARK GREEN wire is the relay control circuit from the PCM. One of the RED wires feeds battery positive voltage to the relay coil and the PCM controls the relay by providing GROUND for the relay coil. The DARK GREEN wire goes to Connector #2, PIN #2 at the PCM.

May 12, 2012 | 1994 Chevrolet Beretta

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No rear side lights or no plate light on my nissan navara 2008 pick up

any time two or more electircal gadgets die together a common item, such as a fuse, is to be checked. in your case seems the light circuit, excluding the headlights, has a fault. if the fuse blows again i would examine the wiring harness, especially to the rear lights, for damage and then each of the light sockets for dampness. if no fault is found, i would replace the light switch relay and then the switch itself.

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I am connecting a trailer towing harness to my Nissan 2004 Titan (2wd), to tow my boat and need to know what the color codes to the parking, stop, and reverse wires are.

if you go to the parts store they make them ready to plug in you will have to just unplug the tail lights and plug the wire harness inplace of it then itll plug back into the original spot.

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Where is the relay for the winshield wipers. on a 92 Ford Escort wagon

Inside the engine compartment you will find the relay box and in the box you will find 2 or more blank relay spots to fit your relay in. you may have some with the wires hot but you may have to hook them up yourself going with your relay diagram this way it will look factory and not just hung on some spot that can give you trouble. be sure to put in-line fuse going to the light so if it shorts somehow the fuse blows before you damage relay or burn the wire for the light.

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Wiring relays and connections – all modelsRelays (typical)

1 Vacant
2 Intake manifold preheating relay (carburettor models) or fuel
pump relay (injection models)
3 Seat belt warning system relay
4 Gearshift indicator control unit
5 Air conditioner relay
6 Dual tone horn relay
7 Relay for foglights and rear foglight
8 Relief relay for X contact
10 Intermittent wash/wipe relay
11 Rear window wiper relay
12 Turn signal flasher or trailer towing warning relay
13 Seat belt warning system (interlock) or rear window, driving
lights and oil pressure warning relay
14 Window lift or seat belt warning system relay
15 Headlight washer relay
16 Control unit for idling speed increase
17 Fuse for rear foglight
18 Control unit for coolant shortage indicator
19 Thermo fuse for window lifters
20 Switch unit for heated driver’s seat
21 Switch unit for heated passenger’s seat
22 Switch unit for overrun cut-off
23 Vacant
24 Vacant
Relays are symbolised as a number in a black box
Not all relays are fitted to all models
A Multi-pin connector (blue) for dash panel loom
B Multi-pin connector (red) for dash panel loom
C Multi-pin connector (yellow) for engine compartment loom left
D Multi-pin connector (white) for engine compartment loom right
E Multi-pin connector (black) for rear wiring loom
G Single connector
H Multi-pin connector (brown) for air conditioner or wiring loom
K Multi-pin connector (transparent) for seat belt warning system
L Multi-pin connector (black) for lighting switch terminal 56 and
dip and flasher switch terminal 56b (carburettor models) or
multi-pin connector (grey) for dual tone horn (injection models)
M Multi-pin connector (black) for lighting switch terminal 56 and
dip and flasher switch terminal 56b (injection models)
N Single connector for separate fuse (manifold heater element)
P Single connector (terminal 30)
R Not in use
Fuse colours
Blue 5A
Green 30A
Red 10A
Yellow 20A

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