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    Question 1025R - LED Light Switch location question - Photos included

    Hi good people of GTT.

    I am getting closer to installing my LED Light Bar on the *underside* of my ROPS.... and two (2) small LED lights to my blinker guards for a 'REAR LIGHT' source.

    I bought the following 'switches' and 'Switch bezels' and know where I would like to locate them, but want to see what you all thought.

    My concern with the location shown in the attached photos is:

    • I have to install my Light Guards first...any concerns or tricks there in regards to wiring, etc?
    • Has anyone ever removed the black plastic console cover that the fender light is mounted to before? I assume it is hollow space beneath it? How is this removed - just the one screw on the top?
    • Can I thread the wires, wrapped in a split wire loom plastic protector, into the empty area beneath this control console cover to the 'seat side' of the OEM Fender Light?
    • Is there any concern about 'water exposure' in this area?
    • Any concerns I am not thinking of?


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    Switches I want to use:

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    This is where I want to locate the Switch Housing/bezel and the Switches:

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    Light Switches just *taped* into place to show where I want to put them.
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    Also, I am having a helluva time getting a definitive answer from SuperBrightLEDs.com on this question... which I posed as a result of watching the following video as the switch is demonstrated after the wiring in the YouTube video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFsZgl4fw-U

    *QUESTION/CONCERN: I want to install this particular switch on a John Deere Sub-Compact One Family Tracor..... the 1025R, which is a compact 4X4 3 cyl 24hp diesel with a 12 volt battery. I notice that when you have the 2nd light wired up, the switch stays 'lit' in the 'off' position. This concerns me.... will it drain the battery? Is there a way to wire the switch so that when the tractor is not 'running' there is no light, lit up???

    Do any of you wiring GTT guru's have a way to wire the switch so that it only lights (on or off) when the tractor is running and the key is in the 'on' position???

    SuperBrightLEDs.com shows this diagram with the listed part online:

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    Thanks everyone!
    Last edited by JoeFriday1979; 12-06-2016 at 04:34 PM.

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    Joe, we are not blind

    You asked:
    will it drain the battery?
    If the light on the switch is on, the yes it will drain the battery eventually.

    Is there a way to wire the switch so that when the tractor is not 'running' there is no light, lit up???
    You will have to create a new circuit through a 30 amp relay to feed the "battery" side of the switch, then trigger the relay from something in the fusebox that is only "hot" when the key is on.

    The wiring diagram you posted from SBL is correct-I couldn't watch that video all the way through. If you wired both switches identical-then there is no reason why the first indicator light would be on, can you post a diagram of how you have everything wired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Joe, we are not blind

    You asked:

    If the light on the switch is on, the yes it will drain the battery eventually.


    You will have to create a new circuit through a 30 amp relay to feed the "battery" side of the switch, then trigger the relay from something in the fusebox that is only "hot" when the key is on.

    The wiring diagram you posted from SBL is correct-I couldn't watch that video all the way through. If you wired both switches identical-then there is no reason why the first indicator light would be on, can you post a diagram of how you have everything wired?
    Hi Kenny - thank you for your response. I was *just* thinking about you today as I was looking my tractor over and glanced at my bucket..... reminded me I want to get one or more of your 'bolt on hooks'.... and I need to get a spring replacement for my seat too...

    Anyway - I haven't wired anything yet.... was posting this to get some 'pre-surgery' advice on how to do so....

    The guy in the video wired up the last switch like the SBL diagram I posted... the 'Lights On' part of the indicator glowed when he had the switch to the *on* position.... and then when he flipped it to the *off* position, the 'off' bar of the switch glowed.... which is fine - if the tractor was running.... but he had it wired directly to a battery on his bench.... so not sure if that means it would also stay lit when the switch is off on the JD tractor or not??
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    OK, I watched just the end...

    So the question for you is: Do you want/need the lightbar powered when the key is OFF?
    If no, then you need to create a new circuit as I mentioned before. If yes, then we need to wire the switch a bit differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    OK, I watched just the end...

    So the question for you is: Do you want/need the lightbar powered when the key is OFF?
    If no, then you need to create a new circuit as I mentioned before. If yes, then we need to wire the switch a bit differently.
    No... I would prefer that the switch is *NOT* powered *on* when the key is turned off.... don't want it lit up indefinitely....

    But, I don't really know how to create a 'new circuit'.... is that something you or someone could easily diagram? Thanks!! Appreciate the help.
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    Here is a great informational thread on relays: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...-switches.html


    Here is two simple schematics to look at-they are the same but different:

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    There are some great older threads on adding lights and relays that you can Google search for (upper right is the search box), I suggest not focusing so much on the "lightbar" term or "1025" though since those are relatively new to the market, these principles apply to all electrical circuits.
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    Ok... I think I have this figured out.... just need to find a fuse on the fuse block that is on/off with the key.

    Will this relay be ok?

    Dorman Conduct-Tite 88069 - Relay | O'Reilly Auto Parts

    Also.... is there a reason why the 'in-line' fuse is between the battery and relay...?? and not between the fused fuse box and the lights? Isn't the Relay connection just a 'passthrough?'
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    QUESTION/CONCERN: I want to install this particular switch on a John Deere Sub-Compact One Family Tracor..... the 1025R, which is a compact 4X4 3 cyl 24hp diesel with a 12 volt battery. I notice that when you have the 2nd light wired up, the switch stays 'lit' in the 'off' position. This concerns me.... will it drain the battery? Is there a way to wire the switch so that when the tractor is not 'running' there is no light, lit?




    Just don't hook up the ground wire on the switch, as it is not needed for the led work lights. But, if you wanted the switch lit up while the key is on, this way will not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeFriday1979 View Post
    [*]Has anyone ever removed the black plastic console cover that the fender light is mounted to before? I assume it is hollow space beneath it? How is this removed - just the one screw on the top?
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    I think the "black plastic console" you are talking about is actually the fuel tank. There may be an empty space where you plan to put the switches, but just be aware you will have to deal with the fuel tank.

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    Ignition Wire

    There is an unused ignition wire (on with key) in the fuse block, fuse location 12, red wire marked 072H. Use that to feed your switches and they will turn off with the key.
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