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 Post subject: 7 lights from one wire. too much?
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:37 pm 
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hi i have installed a rear footwell light fo my ef xr and also driver and passenger footwell lights too by connecting them to the rear light wires, if i install the 4 door lamps to the same wires (total of 7 lights from the one original wire) is the electrical load too much or anything?
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 Post subject: Re: 7 lights from one wire. too much?
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:13 pm 
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No, the interior lights are fused so you'll know anyway. Lights dont draw much current so you should be right.
If you are still worried, have them run off a relay but seems like extra work for no reason o me.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 7 lights from one wire. too much?
Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:57 pm 
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thanks, thats what i wanted to hear
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 Post subject: Re: 7 lights from one wire. too much?
Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Yeah, and personally, I'd change to leds before setting up a relay system anyway.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:43 pm 
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If they are 5w bulbs, thats only 35w total, or about 3amp load. Most wire should be good for 10amp+ so you should be fine.
If you're talking 20w bulbs then I think you should rethink your setup.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:06 am 
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Just think, factory they have the same setup and they run on the same circuit. Shouldn't be a problem.
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 Post subject: Re: 7 lights from one wire. too much?
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Good point actually if that's how they do it.

Anyway just for a another point of interest to save running a wire into the door, I recently discovered that you could actually splice your power from inside the door already, and just the negative trigger wire from your courtesy lights.

Just something I noticed when I decided to change door looms recently, saves getting a second wire in through your door.

 

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