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Riding Light relay question

I was given a pair of Hamsar CAL - 300 chrome fog lights. I would like to run them to my headlight switch but assume they will need a relay in line to do so. Any suggestions on the type of relay to use (or suggestions where to get what I will need)?
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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 19th, 2010, 10:21 pm
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Re: Riding Light relay question

Check your local auto supply store, I found one at O'reily's. I went with a 4 prong, 40 amp for about 6 bucks.

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Re: Riding Light relay question

As your headlight is on with the key anyhow, just find a switched power source closer to the battery (think heated seats) to connect up your relay. No real need to go digging around in the nose cone if you do not need to. Another alternative is the little parking light south of the headlight... K.I.S.S. is my motto!

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I was given a pair of Hamsar CAL - 300 chrome fog lights. I would like to run them to my headlight switch but assume they will need a relay in line to do so. Any suggestions on the type of relay to use (or suggestions where to get what I will need)?

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Re: Riding Light relay question

You most definately want to use a relay, those lights draw a lot of juice, if you tied directly into the headlights for power you would overload the headlight circuit. Set these puppies up on a seperate relay that uses a switch to activate the lights , not the headlight switch....................the only reason some mfgs tie a relay to the hi beam is too keep the driving lights from coming on at the same time as the hi beam.. I usually wire my driving lights on their own circuit with there own switch and I determine when I want to use them. Kieth
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