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Old 12-16-2017, 05:37 PM
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I get all of my relay sockets and relays from a Heavy Truck Parts near me,
They have a true 12-gauge wire on terminal #30, #87 & #87a #85 & #86 are 16-gauge,
I think he said they are from Cole Hearse.

I just found my HD headlamp sockets were starting to melt as well.

I think the reason being the blades on my H4 Silver Star Ultras are thinner than the ones on regular H6054 glass lamps, causing a weak connection which will eventually overheat.
LED headlamps are on the list for my truck.

Might want to keep an eye on this.
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What did it run you guys to build this set up? Just wondering as LMC now has a kit for our trucks that looks pretty decent for $30.
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I bought the Putco setup (several actually) off amazoid for about that price. After more than 5 years they still work just fine.
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I bought the Putco setup (several actually) off amazoid for about that price. After more than 5 years they still work just fine.
I guess $30 plus shipping and tax will be removed from my bank account this afternoon then
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I bought the Putco setup (several actually) off amazoid for about that price. After more than 5 years they still work just fine.
Dang, at that price, its worth it just to avoid the hassle of dealing with building he harness yourself.


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Originally Posted by Shelby/Dakota View Post
Dang, at that price, its worth it just to avoid the hassle of dealing with building he harness yourself.


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That's almost exactly the same set as I got. Mine has white plastic on the headlight plugs though. You should add a 30 amp breaker in the supply line and connect it to the battery.

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That's almost exactly the same set as I got. Mine has white plastic on the headlight plugs though. You should add a 30 amp breaker in the supply line and connect it to the battery.

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Can you explain to me what a breaker is? I have pretty much zero knowledge of electrical.
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Can you explain to me what a breaker is? I have pretty much zero knowledge of electrical.
A circuit breaker watches the amount of current flowing through it and like a fuse it "breaks" the circuit to prevent damage to the wiring if an overload occurs.

Here's the one I used.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/m...350-pickup-rwd

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