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PostSubject: Spotlights   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:43 am

Hi all does anyone know the law regarding spotlights like do I have to wire them to a switch or wire them into my main beam and also what watt is legal cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:29 am

I think if you got them on a swich you got to have a lite on the dash to show that they are on

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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:47 am

mine are wired to high beam and never had any probs with mot's etc Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:52 am

I had lots of spots on my hilux the fronts were wired to main beam and the back were on a seperate switch but with no light on the dash , never had any MOT problems with either.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:47 pm

Main beam I have always had my spots on use relays

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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:45 am

if the lights are on the bumper thay can be wired to the main beam via a relay if they are on the roof it must be on a swith as lights above 4foot are aginst the law and are for off road use only use a switch with a air craft cover so if you do get stoped you can prove that thay can't get it on by accident Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:06 am

K cheers all yes they are on a a bar so think I will wire to main beam as this seems the easiest option I was wondering as they are 100watt aswell does anyone know if that is legalcheers
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:42 am

Mine were on the roof 4 of them and that was about 7 foot off the ground. It was like driving the sun lol had no MOT problems
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:58 am

if thay on main beam got to be 55 watt to be legal unless you do want to blind evry one Very Happy but on a switch offroad use any watt you want like chriss said over 4 ft not legal any way so might as well go for big watt. on my jimny had 55 watt on main beam and 130 watt on roof was like day light at nite lol and a switch that light up is good idea so you dont for get thay on and get pulled by plod
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:49 am

Yeah I'll have to do it offswitch as they're on may bar anyway so if I wire them to an illuminated switch that would be legal then would it
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:44 am

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual/contents.htm
this link is for uk mot laws should be somthing on there cant be assed to read it today lol
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:27 am

Shane1988 wrote:
Yeah I'll have to do it offswitch as they're on may bar anyway so if I wire them to an illuminated switch that would be legal then would it
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:01 am

Right well I've got a plan now just got to get round to do it naw cheers for all ur help guys hopefully see you all out on pay n plays n greenlanes soon just got to get lift kit and steering guards n diff guards n I'll b out then ( if it don't break down again)lol
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:05 am

emskie wrote:
mine are wired to high beam and never had any probs with mot's etc Smile
thats cus there not standard fitment and not part of the mot, only oblgitary lighting is checked for operation on mot,s. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:48 am

bagpuss_993 wrote:
emskie wrote:
mine are wired to high beam and never had any probs with mot's etc Smile
thats cus there not standard fitment and not part of the mot, only oblgitary lighting is checked for operation on mot,s. Laughing

And a 'NICE' M.O.T. tester lol
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:05 am

cheers mr foxy aint bin called nice for a long time
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:17 am

Shame you didn't do the last mot though lol
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PostSubject: Re: Spotlights   Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:31 am

I can comment on this i hope as i did a lot of research for putting mine on..

2 things, the lights MUST turn off when you only have dipped beam on, so they need to be wired into a relay that is powered via the high beam.. (you can have a switch too so when you do have high beam you can turn off the spots)

if you have to dip 2 lots of lights it will be an MOT failure

http://forum.difflock.com/userpix/7385_SJ_Spotlight_wiring_1.jpg (courtesy of difflock)

this image shows the wiring diagram at least for my suzuki, i am sure it will be something similar for most vehicles.. the switch needs to be put between relay pin 30 and 86 ( i would reccomend) or between 85 and the main beam circuit.

This will turn the lights on if you have full beam headlights on, and off if you turn to dipped

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