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Where to Connect LED Light Bar?

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2014 Honda 420FPA
I installed a LED bar, but have yet to wire it in. Would like to wire it into light switch circuit for low beams, assuming it will stay on for high beams also. I am an old fart so am looking for an easily accessible place if possible. 

Other concern is current draw. It takes 2 amps. So wherever it goes, the circuit has got to handle an additional 2 amps.
Any help will be appreciated.

Tomn P in Sunny Virginia Beach, Va

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The new light can be wired into the low beam circuit tapping only the 12v (red) leg of the new light and attaching the black wire (negative) side to the chassis as a ground. The amperage should be fine. However when you turn the high beams on the light will not stay on since the low beam circuit looses power when high beam circuit comes on.  

You can tap into the high beam circuit and only use the new light bar while the high beams are on. 

Or use a separate wiring with a switch and have independent control of the light.  That’s only a two wire set up one ground and the other to the battery with a fuse as close to the battery as possable on the red wire.  

 

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I think am going to tap into the running light at the rear so the led is always on. I will use a 5 amp fuse close to the connection. Only need to run one wire. Can ground anywhere up front. Think this will work?

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Yep that will work fine and yes the ground will be fine anywhere on the chassis.   You won’t have to add a fuse on the wire since the lighting circuit is already protected at the fuse block but you can if you want it can’t hurt.   

Juts be sure your tapping the running light and not the brake light.  

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