Question about 2003 Isuzu Rodeo
More than likely you will need to use a relay. Your reverse lights are rated for a particular amperage. The wiring, fuse and components are engineered for the amp draw. Adding an extra load like a high wattage fog lamp can cause the fuse to blow or damage the components/wiring to the reverse lights.
Relays work great for this type of application. They use a small amount of current to control a large amount of current. So adding a relay into the reverse light circuit will minimize the load draw on the circuit. It will then control either a fused power or ground (i prefer to wire them as ground side control so they aren't talking the brunt of the load which will make them last longer) that you run directly from the battery.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
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