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 Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?

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PostSubject: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:43 pm

Got a new visor strobe for work and it's a regular 12v light for either hardwiring or cig outlet use. I'd really like to hardwire it into the car and just flip a rocker switch on my console instead. Anyone have an idea of how to wire that into my car?
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:51 pm

Use one of these:

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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:54 pm

boojum wrote:
Use one of these:


What would that be and where does it go? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:37 pm

Timer that will trun off any time from 15 min. to 2 hrs. (selectable) after you turn the ignition off. Reverse polarity protection, low voltage protection. Basically it lets you run stuff with the car off but prevents you from running down your battery.
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:40 pm

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Timer that will trun off any time from 15 min. to 2 hrs. (selectable) after you turn the ignition off. Reverse polarity protection, low voltage protection. Basically it lets you run stuff with the car off but prevents you from running down your battery.

Oh...ok, thanks.. but that doesn't get me any closer to learning how to wire this into my car. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:44 pm

I take it this is going on the roof? If your cool with a permanent install, drill a hole in the roof Shocked and route the wire down the A pillar. Otherwise, run the wire in the DS door jamb, then behind the plastic for the A-pillar.
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:50 pm

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I take it this is going on the roof? If your cool with a permanent install, drill a hole in the roof Shocked and route the wire down the A pillar. Otherwise, run the wire in the DS door jamb, then behind the plastic for the A-pillar.

Nope its a visor light, has two velco straps that attach to the visor and I just flip it down when I need it. So I figure intead of going thru the hassle over and over of running the cable, plugging/ unplugging and packing it all back up after I'll just hardwire it into the car with and lighted rocker switch.

This is what I have, just not red and blue:

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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:00 pm

I also just realized it has its own on off switch so I wouldn't need the rocker. So would just running it into my console power work? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:49 pm

Yes.
Electricity (12VDC) is 2 wires power & ground, thats it no tricks.
Can you hook up a battery? then you can hook up that unit.
The wire you would normally plug in the the lighter or aux socket has 2 wires
Theyre thin so dont be a hack, cut the adapter off
(leave extra wire on the adapter end so when you decide to reuse it for something else you'll be able to)
Slice the 2 wires apart at the end & strip the insulation off
be careful not to cut to many copper strands when stripping the wire.
Put some heat shrink on if you have it & solder on enough wire to get to a hot (always on? your call) & ground.
Hook it up & go pull over hot chicks

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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:40 am

I think the dome light wires run behind the a pillar trim. IIRC it's an orange wire awlays on.

wiring diagrams here:
http://ss.lencolab.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:33 am

I've wired dozens of them on fire trucks and police cars. Just get a rocker, splice the ends to some longer wire, shrink them shut, run a fused power wire from the fuse box or batt to a lighted rocker. Ground the other side. hardest part is getting through the damn firewall.

Or what steve said, just not as indepth. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hardwiring a 12v Strobe Into Car?   Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:56 am

No Moa wrote:
I've wired dozens of them on fire trucks and police cars. Just get a rocker, splice the ends to some longer wire, shrink them shut, run a fused power wire from the fuse box or batt to a lighted rocker. Ground the other side. hardest part is getting through the damn firewall.

Or what steve said, just not as indepth. lol

Haha, thx Glen. The unit has its own on off so I dont even need the rocker. So I'll just add a fuse to the cord and just tap it right into my console power. It'll never be on for more than say 10-15 minutes with the car off at a time so I can't imagine that it would kill the battery.
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