So, I've spent most of my Xmas holiday messing about with getting the wiring set up for my multiple light and multiple switches... and today I mocked up a working system to check everything was correct and it did what I wanted it to do.
To recap, I have 4 different sets of lights to go onto the truck, and I wanted each set to be controlled by it's own switch, plus a master switch to power all of them together.
So this is what I've done...
This is the Auxiliary fuse box with relays for each set of lights and a connector block for neatness.
These are the switches. The OFF ROAD switch is the master. Now I know there's only 3 switches here for the 4 sets of lights I mentioned. The other set are going to be wired into the high beams but also controlled by the master switch.
And this is the wiring for the switches on themselves.
The 3 individual lights switches all have a diode wired in so that they don't power all of the lights together...that's the job of the master switch...
And here's a little video of the system working. (excuse the messy table...it's the smallest kitchen table in the world and it's full of the wife's crap because she can't put anything away!)
As you'll see, each switch powers it's own light, and then the master switch powers them all together. If I didn't use the diodes, any one of the individual switches would power all of them.
(had to link because for some reason it wouldn't load like the images)