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Inquiry about Installation LED Lights on my Rocker Panels above Tires

I purchased these lights: "LED Rock Light Kits with 6 pods Lights for JEEP Off Road Truck Car ATV SUV Under Body Glow Light Lamp Trail Fender Lighting (White).
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B019ODAK26?...p_mob_ap_share " and it didn't came with a switch nor anything else needed for the job.

I want to take a risk and learn to wire myself but i'll need a small101 DIY "course". I love learning and always wanted to learn how to do electrical jobs but those diagrams gives me headache because its like chinese to me 😕.

Does anybody knows how to wire LED lights or if there is a topic already about it?

On top of these LED, i bought a "Blue Sea Systems ST Blade Fuse Block - 12 Circuits with Negative Bus & Cover", another Xterra suggested me this to keep my wiring clean under the hood. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001P6FTHC?...p_mob_ap_share

If you'll even wonder my level of electrical knowledge is Newbie(Level 1). I hope by trying to install these lights i won't burn my xterra 😂.

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Found a thread about Blue Sea Fuse Box install Help. Not need to figure out about the LED lights diy.

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Here's more information than you ever thought you needed to know about wiring.

https://www.thenewx.org/forum/12-ele...pic-heavy.html
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If they didn't come with a switch you'll need to buy one. The fuse block you bought will protect against overloading and burning stuff up but you will also have to either buy a wiring harness or build one. With the fuse block also install an inline fuse for the cable connecting it to the battery. I think given where you want to install them even if you buy one you're going to still need to cut into it because you won't find a harness build for exactly what you want to do with it.

Honestly installing these inside the fenders probably is going to give them a pretty short lifespan with all the water they will have to deal with, definitely make sure when you splice those in you make it as waterproof as you can.
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Thanks, do you have any suggestion on how to make it more waterproof as possible?

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I don't know how long the pigtails are on the lights you ordered but try to find some heat-shrink tubing that's slightly larger than the wire gauge and use long pieces of the splices. I'd do 8" probably so the connection has 4 on each side of it. Materials-wise you can do pretty thin wire on LED lights like those, I used 20 gauge run through some plastic cable sheathing on some of mine.

The key is to have as few connections as possible outside the truck where the weather can get into them, you could probably run the wire from the rears along the frame to the front, up into the engine bay and over to a relay near the battery. Then you would only have to run wires from the relay to the switch. Another option if you didn't want to have a switch and just wanted them to come on with say, the parking lights, you could just do a fuse tap from the fuse box to the relay.


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