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Taillights on a switch

Discussion in 'Electrical Wiring / Questions' started by COPTZR, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. COPTZR

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    hey
    I’m looking at putting my taillights on a switch because I use my headlights to see when I go swimming or party’s or what not and was wondering if there is anyway I can wire up a toggle switch to cut out my taillights
    Cheers
     
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    I would rather just switch it then pulling a fuse all the time
     
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    better off getting an LED flood light and jusy wiring that up, easier on battery
    some of the 20 odd watt work lights are pretty good
     
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    this, headlamps use way more battery.
     
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    Sorry but being able to switch off taillights isn't just illegal. It sounds dodgy. Very dodgy. Just like the reason given for wanting to be able to do it.
     
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    You could fit LED tail light globes and front parker bulbs that would significantly reduce the amount of current drawn from the battery. How do you stop the headlights from flattening the battery? Just he HL's would be drawing way more current than the tail lights.
     
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    2 headlight on low beam plus front parkers plus dash lights equals 110w
    tail lights equals 14w
    get a spotlight that plugs into cig lighter socket
     
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    No dodgy at all bro I have a light bar already on front bar but it’s hooked up to fog light switch so headlights have to be on I don’t really care if it’s illegal or not
     
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    then just add a second switch to light bar
    fit a diode to original light bar wiring and problem solved
    your original idea would still leave dash lights and front parkers on
     
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    I don’t really care if it’s illegal or not

    and there you have it............... classic example of evolution at its finest.
    choice hey bro
     
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    Pulling your headlights on when swimming and partying. Who is silly enough to swim at night?....a username cop teaser and wanting to put taillights on a toggle switch so you can turn them on and off.....And you're not upto dodgy things....Are you serious?

    If you know how to wire a light bar up, you should know how to do the taillights
     
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    Who really cares what I wanna do all I was doing was asking a question if you don’t have the answer leave simple
     
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    we care cos it could be our family that something happens to if you are a ******** and do something stupid
     
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    Mmmmmmmm.
     
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    A new member who probably won't become an old member..... Or just old.
     
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    I did....The last part of my first reply....The beginning was an obvious observation that comes from a few years of being suspicious due to people driving on the street at night, with their headlights off, which of course means the taillights are off and hard to see number plates
     
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    I wouldn’t be evading much in a car that is painted fluorescent orange
     

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