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    Default To give you an idea??

    Here is what my battery looked like with all of my lights, I made it look as good as possible in my situation. Now keep in mind this was for 10 6" off-road lights with relays and fuses, wireloom covers up the over 30 wires going to that battery! I ran this setup for 4 years with no problem, never fried anything and I was happy!



    Here is a front view of all of the lighting wiring, when I finished running the wires I took it to the Chevy dealer to show them how I didn't splice any wires and they didn't have a problem with them as a matter of fact they gave me a compliment on not hacking the wiring. BTW- That brass thing on the positive terminal was a quick disconnect for my lights, when It would go into storage I would just turn that and I would be all good. It keeps you from having to pull every wire off the battery.



    Just so you don't think I'm full of shi$@, all PIAA lights at a total amperage of 560 amps on stock alternator and everstart wal-mart battery.



    I almost forgot to ask you, did your lights come with the relays in the little black boxes like in my first picture? If so those are supposed to be mounted no further than 12" from the battery or source of power, which Is why I mounted mine on top of the fuse box. They get super hot and will melt plastic which Is why I mounted mine on a sheet of stainless steel, just trying to keep you from causing any damage to your truck.
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    That looks really good.. I like things to be that clean. Makes identifying things easier when something goes wrong...
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    Thank you both for your help. I'm feeling much better about this now. I will update you on my progress...as soon as the rain lets up and I have time to wire it up.

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    Thanks for the pics, nice setup. I won't have nearly as many wires coming off my battery, but I like the way you set it up. The relay from PIAA is slightly different and the instructions don't mention anything about distance to the battery, but I will probably be mounting within a foot or so.

    Nice truck!

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    Hey make sure you post some pics once you get them installed to give us an update...

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