Getting ready for new lighting setup :)

So I spent some time today running a pair of 4AG wires off the battery, to a pair of terminal blocks, and then ran the +ve to an 8-way fuse box.

So I spent some time today running a pair of 4AG wires off the battery, to a pair of terminal blocks, and then ran the +ve to an 8-way fuse box.

The idea being that I’m getting ready to do the lighting mods i want to do.. Which are:

1) Replace stock headlight wiring with upgraded harness using local relays for low and high beam. Current light output is 200 Lumens from the drivers side low beam, 350 from the passenger side.. 1 Lumen is equiv to the light of 1 candle flame at 1 meter for those that don’t know.. So you can see why I want to upgrade the loom 🙂

2) Replace current pair of HUGE 22cm spotlights (they measure Overrange (aka > 10,000 lumens), at 25 metres away, at the edge of the beam), which are great for looking at the treetops, but useless for normal driving, with two pairs of smaller driving lights.

3) Put that pair of 22cm spots above the bullbar with their own switch (Offroad only config)

4) Put three pairs of driving lights across the front of the roof rack, on their own switch (Offroad only config)

5) Install two 50w spotlights, each pointing at 45 degrees from straight ahead, to act as ‘cornering lights’. These are allowed by the ADR’s to be lit up when the headlights are turned on, and you have that side indicator on. Need to do some surgery on the indicator wiring to make it work, but it will work.. You might have seen such things on holden statesmen.. Switching for onroad (only on with indicators), and offroad (always on for animal-spotting) configs.

6) Install a 50w spotlight on each side of the car off the roof rack for picking out house numbers

7) replace the current single 50w dodgy spotlight that’s connected to reverse with a pair of 50w driving lights.

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