Sos Ghost lights

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
ok last install i was kinda rushed getting it done. did evertyhing the same i have always done and thought everything was correct till power up,,installed 1 pair of ghost lights, ran the power,ground and pattern/sync wire together.


power ran directly from battery,fused and ran into a switch


the hot wires from lights ran down to another position on the switch


ground was ran directly from battery and the ground for the lights where tied in and ran to ground position on switch.


issue i am having is that the light on the switch will not go out and should only be lit when the lights are powered.


question is could i have a bad switch or could it be a grounding issue,ground the lights sperate from the switch ground


i actually give up trying to retrace everything this time around and wanted to ask for help
 

cajunblitz

Member
May 20, 2010
1,217
Saint Martin Parish LA
TCO said:
ok last install i was kinda rushed getting it done. did evertyhing the same i have always done and thought everything was correct till power up,,installed 1 pair of ghost lights, ran the power,ground and pattern/sync wire together.
power ran directly from battery,fused and ran into a switch


the hot wires from lights ran down to another position on the switch


ground was ran directly from battery and the ground for the lights where tied in and ran to ground position on switch.


issue i am having is that the light on the switch will not go out and should only be lit when the lights are powered.


question is could i have a bad switch or could it be a grounding issue,ground the lights sperate from the switch ground


i actually give up trying to retrace everything this time around and wanted to ask for help


Try swapping the wire from the battery with the wire from your lights at the switch.
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
tried that and the rocker is still lit either way if it is on or off
 

911

New Member
May 22, 2010
3,834
New York City
i did buy some rocker switches off ebay once and they did the same thing, it was how they were made... maybe you have something like i bought......
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
got it working,somehow or another i had a bad switch
 
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usdemt

Member
May 21, 2010
195
Vermillion SD
It had to be the switch, the light on the switches have a constant ground and so does your Ghost lights, however the only power is coming into then out of the switch so the lights even if they provided a grounding back feed still would not give power to the light on the switch.
 

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