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    Federal JetStrobe functioning now

    Hello, everyone, again. I finally got my JetStrobe installed on my truck and all wired in, with all the known functions and patterns working great. I love it a lot and it's my first REAL lightbar, plus my truck looks real sweet with it. I pretty much wired the harness to the battery via...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    My Vista is off a New York State Trooper, patrol car. I think around 1996. Still searching for Amber domes in good condition. Got to get these reds off, because I'll get in trouble firing this thing up in the driveway, hahah. I'm like a moth hovering around cool lights. I can't help it.
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    Thoughts on Vista

    Oh I like it and keeping it. I have duties this summer at the race track doing push duties and picking up parts after a crash, stuff like that. Other guys have the cheap, LED mini bar stuff, so I will be the brightest out there, hahah. Just have to land those Amber domes and switch out with the...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    I think Federal was attempting to bring a better 360 degree viewing angle, with the Vista. Instead of going straight like a hawk or Mx7000, they made it oval shaped to get more of the front and back viewable from the side. Well, that's my guess, but it does fit well on top of my little ranger...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    Yepp my JetStrobe is all amber, although I do have red and clear inserts if I want to get my ass a big law violation. I'm a sucker for the old, big bars, loved them since a kid and always wanted one, but no reason for one until now(duties at a race track/lite towing). My JetStrobe is the...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    I got a cool Federal Vista this week for only 25 dollars in working condition and complete. It has some problems that are not a big deal and I'm going to fix it. Mainly someone rigged it up so just the rotators and front take downs work. It has 5 rotators, flashers front rear, take downs, alleys...
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    Measuring amps/watts.

    No power supply. I guess I'm coming off the battery, to my control head and then to the light bar, using a breaker for the main leads. I think that is the way to do it. If there is a better way I'm all ears. My setup will be a Federal JetStrobe or Vista with some grill flashers and rear...
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    Measuring amps/watts.

    Good information, thanks.
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    Measuring amps/watts.

    I have a multimeter. What is the best way to determine the amp draw/wattage of a light bar such as a Federal Vista? I'm guessing measuring the current as the light is on.
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    Wanted Vista domes and wiring harness

    Need amber domes for this Vista, series-A. And full wiring cable.
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    Vista wiring diagram

    I'll get with you later. I'm still looking around on it for anything broke or not working. So far looking good mechanically, except a hacked wiring job. Someone made a controller cable from four wires that only control a few functions.
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    Vista wiring diagram

    Yes it helps I was able to trace out some wires that were not original. Someone wired it so only a few functions will work. I plan to get this light 100% working, because it is nice shape. I got the rotators to fire up and golly it's bright. None of the wigwams or sweepers work, someone...
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    Vista wiring diagram

    I just got an old Vista rotator bar with some funky wiring issues. I need a wiring diagram and tried to find it on fedsig . This is an older Vista rotator bar. X132H225A series A 12 volt.
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    Proper wiring.

    I believe each function from the control head is on its own circuit? So if I have the entire light bar lit up and pulling max amps, it doesn't mean the entire load is being pulled off of one wire? I assume the load is divided up inside the control head through each function wire. I'm so...
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    Proper wiring.

    I'm about to finally install my Jetstrobe light bar on my truck. I want to add some grill lights later. I would come off the battery with a circuit breaker and into the control head, then to the lights? Should I go to some sort of distribution box that I can hook in some grill lights later...

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