That's the beauty of forums. They're there for everyone to help others and for everyone to get help from others.Good news, now I gotta get me a capacitor and get it wired up too.
Thanks again guys for helping, and Matt for being the guinea pig and posting all these diagrams
Glad to hear. .Went to radioshack and got me a capacitor, and I just got it put in, and it works like a charm.
Thanks alot guys.
No, they won't flash with your turn signals if you hook 'em into the park lamp circuit. Two different circuits involved there. Just hook the power to energize the relay to the parking lamp circuit and then use the N.O. relay contacts to switch power from the AUX post to the LEDS. Put a switch in that line between the LEDS and the relay and you'll have an "off override" that will keep them off no matter what.
Where might I find the park lamp circuit? - I take it it involves more than just hooking onto one of the bulb's wires then.
What are the N.O. contacts on the relay? - I'm gonna have to get my relay and look at it so I get this all straight.
Which wire goes to the off override switch: power or ground?
I already have a fuse to put in line, but I'm glad you said where to put it.Oh, and I forgot to mention he should put a fuse between the relay and the AUX connection, just in case. 2.5 amp would be plenty, but they can be hard to find, so maybe a 5 amp (more common).
I realize I'm asking a lot of questions, but that's why I'm here and I don't want to screw this up and burn my truck down.
here is what my relay says (the cardboard backing)
30 - terminal for lights
85 - terminal for relay ground wire
86 - terminal for switch -- I'm assuming this is the wire from the park light circuit?
87 - terminal for power source
So if I'm reading this correct, I need to run a wire from 30 to the LEDs, 85 to a ground, 86 from the park light circuit (where ever that may be), and 87 to an inline fuse then to the AUX post on my fuse box.
Where does the swich in the cab fit into this mix?
Yup, you got it right. Put the switch in the cab between terminal 86 and the park lights. That way, with that switch "off" the relay does not get power. Finding the park light circuit is easy, just turn on the park lamps and see which wire going to the parking lamp has power. That's your park lamp circuit. You want to put the fuse between 87 and the power source. And N.O. stands for Normally Open, meaning the terminals on the relay that are normally unconnected when the relay is not powered.
So, to recap, wired the way I've described, in order for the LEDs to be lit you will have to have the parking lights on and the switch in the cab. Without the parking lights being on the switch in the cab won't do anything.