Originally Posted by tuner98
. xz%$SssssswSo I got another battery and put it in the trunk and have it hooked up but they don't turn on when I flip the switch. The last thing I've tried is running he wires to the cigarete liter, That did'nt work. Now I'm thinking of just hooking them up to the headlights to see if that works, any suggestions would help.
Anyways when I first hooked them up I had them hooked to the battery and it fried the wires so I got a inline fuse and it pops the fuse if the car is in motion, its fine if the car is just sitting there and running
What is the voltage tolerance of the light system you are trying to install. Does it take 12vDC?
Car batterys output is not exactly 12.0 volts, but rather around 12.6 volts.
Anyways, you said you had a fuse inline that kept blowing. What amperage rating does the light system have and what amperage rating is the fuse you put inline? Do you have two lighting systems on the circuit, because if so you need to mulitply the amperage rating.
I wouldn't suggest putting a battery "in the trunk" and powering the system that way. First off, the battery will die eventually unless connected to the charger to keep it charged. Secondly, and probably more important, batteries emit hydrogen gas -- and if that gas has ANY way to get to your wife (I'm sure just seeping through the back seat up in to the car from the trunk) you will have a dead wife. That goes x1000 if she's a smoker.
And your putting this in a DODGE neon?? ( http://binaryloft.com/images/1999-Dodge-Neon-1.jpeg
) That's insane. Definitely not a sports car.