basic wiring help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jeep1, May 21, 2009.

  1. jeep1

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 21, 2009
    hey guys im new to the world of electronics,

    my problem is im trying to wire 2 work lights to my car, i have my relay and my switch how do i wire this up i have all my wire and everything i need i have been trying to do this for last few hous and it just doesnt work

    i have run my power straight from battery to fuse then to 30 of the relay which is power in, then 85 earth coming from battery aswell, then wired from switch to 86 and other end of switch to ground, then obviously 87 to my lights and no go, Where have i gone wrong

  2. PRS

    Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    You might post a schematic of your wiring. I'm not familiar with the numbers on your relay posts. What you want is something like the attachment below. Click on it to bring it up, enlarge it by clicking on it again.

    By closing the switch the primary of the relay energizes and flips the switch closed. This allows current to the positive side of the lamps.
    Last edited: May 21, 2009