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Old 11-03-2014, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: How to Wire Auxiliary Reverse lights that come on in reverse

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The relay's coil uses only 150mA, so any ordinary 1/2 watt (or 1W) diode will do fine.
Ok thanks for the info! I am just starting to learn about diodes!
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Yes, this slight modification to Chris' wiring diagram should do it. The switch sends power to the relay pin 86, and/or the reverse lamp sends power to pin 86, so the relay coil gets energized from either source (or from both). The diode prevents your switch from sending any power to the reverse lamps, cuz you don't want your switch to affect the factory reverse lamps.

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Better yet, put a diode in both legs:
So the diode is only necessary if we want to put a switch on the circuit to turn them on without the reverse lights?
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:41 PM
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So the diode is only necessary if we want to put a switch on the circuit to turn them on without the reverse lights?
Yes.
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Yes, this slight modification to Chris' wiring diagram should do it. The switch sends power to the relay pin 86, and/or the reverse lamp sends power to pin 86, so the relay coil gets energized from either source (or from both). The diode prevents your switch from sending any power to the reverse lamps, cuz you don't want your switch to affect the factory reverse lamps.

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Better yet, put a diode in both legs:
Would these diodes be the same ones you could get at radioshack?
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:53 PM
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Yes. Simple diode, same as you'd find in most power supplies. Radio Shack. Etc. For example (random search at RS):
http://www.radioshack.com/1n4004-mic...l#.VVgByEZb6nM
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Yes. Simple diode, same as you'd find in most power supplies. Radio Shack. Etc. For example (random search at RS):
http://www.radioshack.com/1n4004-mic...l#.VVgByEZb6nM
Yeah i figured. I went there yesterday but wasnt for sure guess ill be going back
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:47 AM
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Great video!! Can't wait to do this
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