[TECH] [reverse lights]

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Jon, I have done exactly this. You should use a relay, take the
switching current for the relay from the feed to reversing lights. Don't
be tempted to wire the spots direct to the revering lights as you will
be pulling quite a bit more current ( 9 amps in fact ).
Regards Gareth Jones.
 
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Jon, I have done exactly this. You should use a relay, take the
switching current for the relay from the feed to reversing lights. Don't
be tempted to wire the spots direct to the revering lights as you will
be pulling quite a bit more current ( 9 amps in fact ).
Regards Gareth Jones.
 
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John , before connecting the spot to the reverse switch you had better check
your countries lighting regulations, if they are like ours which I suspect
that they are then that will be illegal on at least two counts,
1, only 2 reversing lights and no more are legal.
2. A maximum of 24V for any rear facing lamp including reverse,
Any work lamps have to have an interior illuminated switch and the lamps I
believe can only be used off road or when stopped and angled so as not to
dazzle other road users.
Anthony graham
994HDJ801HD-T
West Wales
UK
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of john byrne
Sent: 21 February 2005 13:07
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] [TECH] [reverse lights]
Hi Guys
I have bought a set of 55w spots for the cruiser, to improve the visability
when reversing. I picked them up for only 26 euro and now would like to fit
them. I was thinking about chasing the wiring to the reverse light and
connecting to it. Is there any problem with connecting two 55w spots to the
reverse wiring harness. I just thought I would check before I blow up
something.
Thanks
John c
92HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
 
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John , before connecting the spot to the reverse switch you had better check
your countries lighting regulations, if they are like ours which I suspect
that they are then that will be illegal on at least two counts,
1, only 2 reversing lights and no more are legal.
2. A maximum of 24V for any rear facing lamp including reverse,
Any work lamps have to have an interior illuminated switch and the lamps I
believe can only be used off road or when stopped and angled so as not to
dazzle other road users.
Anthony graham
994HDJ801HD-T
West Wales
UK
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of john byrne
Sent: 21 February 2005 13:07
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] [TECH] [reverse lights]
Hi Guys
I have bought a set of 55w spots for the cruiser, to improve the visability
when reversing. I picked them up for only 26 euro and now would like to fit
them. I was thinking about chasing the wiring to the reverse light and
connecting to it. Is there any problem with connecting two 55w spots to the
reverse wiring harness. I just thought I would check before I blow up
something.
Thanks
John c
92HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
 
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Hi Gareth,
Out of interest, where have you mounted them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Gareth,
Out of interest, where have you mounted them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian. I bought a pair of the small ellptical Ring fog lights. I think
they measure approx 4 inches wide by an inch and a half high. I tucked
them up close to the rear wheel very slightly below the bumper. Thus
viewed from the rear, if one was sitting in ones police car, they
cannot be seen and equally they are protected from damage. I realise
they are illegal hence not placed in full view. I find it much easier to
reverse the trailer at night as the original reversing lights cast a bad
shadow and a glare off the tailboard.
Regards Gareth.
PS - HIAB cranes -- very dangerous when used by idiots. At least a
slewing "proper" crane has an overload warning device.
 
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Hi Gareth,
OK, that makes sense.
I do find the stock reversing lights to be appalling and have been
toying with an alternative.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Gareth,
OK, that makes sense.
I do find the stock reversing lights to be appalling and have been
toying with an alternative.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Gareth
Snow is gone back to the usual crap dark damp climate again.
When you say I would be pulling more amps please explain and what are the
issues with this. Would it be possible to put a stronger fuse in or is that
me being me again.I also got one of these peeping reverse bulbs aswell. It
was either this and hope that some stupid person wont walk under me when
reversing or continue to attract all the stupid idiots just when I put it in
reverse especially when in a tight car park, Does this happen to you aswell
or is it my handsome good looks NOT that they cant wait to get under my
wheels to get attention.
John c
92HDJ 80 1HD-t Ireland
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From: "Gareth Jones" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] [TECH] [reverse lights]
 
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John,
More amps means that you could burn out your wiring harness, use
a relay, then you are safe.
Clive.
 
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John,
You don't put a stronger fuse - you use a relay whose coil circuit is
controlled by the reversing lights and the power contacts are used to
conduct current drawn from another source, e.g using a separate wire
connected via a 10A fuse to the power circuit in the fusebox.
Try this website http://www.rallylights.com/hella/bulb_help.htm
They seem to have some useful info on wiring extra lights.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 17:33:51 -0000, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Hi Gareth
Thanks for that, as usual I thought that I would be able to do this simple
thing of putting the lights on but I should have guessed that it would not
be that simple. Now I know all of you will say what the hell is he talking
about (it is easy). Well ill give you a laugh when I took out the spots and
put all the pieces together there was only one wire from each spot, so I
thought that if the wiring in the house has a negitive and a positive why
not these spots. Then after your comments about relays and burning out the
wiring I said I would put it down to yet another thing that I know shag all
about about the cruiser. I would like to do this just for the sence of I did
it kind of thing but I might leave it in some where and have it done by a
person who knows how to do it. Sad is'nt it but at least I can still slag
meself.
John c
92HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
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From: "Gareth Jones" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] [TECH] [reverse lights]
 
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John,
You should never be embarrassed by what you don't know and anyone that
sneers at others for their ignorance is saying more about their own
shortcomings.
Boring stories:
I once did a day release course at college in electronics. The class
regularly laughed at me for my lack of knowledge whenever I put my hand
up to ask a dumb question as they were all apprentices that were working
with electronics. Guess who got the distinction after 2 years?
I read a book in which a very wealthy and successful entrepreneur said
that he made a point of getting outside his comfort zone once a day
because that was when he learnt most.
Ian.
john byrne wrote:
 
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[TECH] [STEP PADS]

Hi Guys
Good morning to you all, no snow today Matt. Does any one know where it is
possible to get some padding for the side steps for the cruiser. I keep
saying I will get some every time that I slip either getting in or out of
the cruiser when it is frosty or when we have a blizzard. I found a site in
America that does them in 6 foot by 4 inches perfect for the job, but they
will not deliver to Ireland.
John c
92 HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
 
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