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Old 09-08-2014, 03:08 PM
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Im installing led lights in my 94 ranger.
I want to splice the wires into my running lights so that
The running light switch is the switch for the led lights aswell
Does anyone know what color wire it it?? Dont want to splice into
The wrong wire. Helpppp
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:41 PM
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Brown with a white tracer
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:50 PM
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Jw but can splicing led lights into the running light wire cause
Any problems??
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:44 PM
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If it's a weak splice, then it could. You're also risking exposing the copper to the elements, which could lead to the wire itself corroding out. Just make sure it's a solid splice and the result is very well sealed.

Edit: Duh, interior. In that case, corrosion is pretty much no concern at all. It's still a good idea to seal it up though. You never know.
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:47 PM
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Ok well instead i just decided that im going to splice it into my coin change light. Its connected to my running lights so im just going to feed of of it. There are 2 wires feeding into it.(a light blue one with a red stripe and a black one with a blue stripe) which one should i feed off of? Also what should i use for the ground
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:06 PM
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Here's a site with complete wiring diagrams for your specific truck.

Go to www.bbbind.com .

Select TSB Database, then Wiring Diagrams. Enter your truck info. From there you can choose what Category you need. It's all there, including wire colors to help you trace problems.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:05 PM
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Well i connected the lights to the change drawer light and pop i blew the fuse.
So i went to advanced auto and the guy said that if i put a higher wattage fuse in it could burn up my wires,etc. but if i have the led lights spliced into it would it equal out and not cause any problems using a higher wattage fuse. By the way i blew the dashboard fuse. I guess the change light was already spliced into it. The standard fuse for the dash is 10w, so is it safe to use a higher watt fuse if im also using it to run interior led lights?
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:10 PM
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Well i connected the lights to the change drawer light and pop i blew the fuse.
So i went to advanced auto and the guy said that if i put a higher wattage fuse in it could burn up my wires,etc. but if i have the led lights spliced into it would it equal out and not cause any problems using a higher wattage fuse. By the way i blew the dashboard fuse. I guess the change light was already spliced into it. The standard fuse for the dash is 10w, so is it safe to use a higher watt fuse if im also using it to run interior led lights?
Never use higher amp fuse than what's recommended you will have to pull your dash out to rewire it.

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You must have spliced the wrong wire?
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:59 PM
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I spliced the led lights into the change drawer light but im guessing that the light was already spliced into the dash lights so when i spliced the led lights into the change drawer light it over powered the fuse and blew it. Or i might have touched the negative wire with the postive could that have blown the fuse?
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:46 AM
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Or i might have touched the negative wire with the postive could that have blown the fuse?
That'll blow a fuse everytime. Guaranteed!!
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