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I’m am installing an 18” light bar onto my bumper of my 2015 ranger and need a little help making sure I do it properly. I have a factory installed winch so I believe I have power to the three post bar under the hood but where do I go from there? Do I need a relay or circuit breaker switch or can I just wire in a switch and connect the positive and negatives?Thanks for your help, this is my first time wiring an accessory in.
 

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It's best to use a relay and wire the light bar to the battery unless you have a high amp bus bar.
 

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I'm going to make a suggestion that might save you some work in the future. The fact is that most people start adding accessories one at a time. First a light bar, then back up lights, maybe a dome light, a heater, etc. I strongly suggest adding a fuse box. The following articles on this site by fswan are an excellent place to start:
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Thanks, I appreciate the reply. I’ve collected my wires, fittings and components to do the job. How do I connect the wires to the battery? Directly to the post? To the solenoid? Or to the bolt holding the wire to the post?
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My question has to do with where to connect the black and red 4 gauge wire to the battery at. Do I connect where my battery tender is connected or somewhere else?
 

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I dont know how big of a bar you are running but, At the shop will usually run them from the terminal bar or on the newer oned the bus bar.
 

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I think I have the circuit breaker, relay and fuse box wired in. Can anyone see if I did it correctly? Did I connect the small negative wire from the relay to the right place on the fuse box?
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I’m planning on running wires from my fuse box to my dash switch and from my dash to the light.
in my opinion, you would be better off wiring power from the fuse box to a relay , then that relay to the light. Then a 3 or 5 amp wire to the switch , ground back from switch to fuse box ground, and “ trigger” wire from switch to relay. That way you aren’t running to much through the switch
 

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I thought it would either need an inline fuse or a CB. Overkill or unnecessary?
Personally I would have mounted the circuit breaker close to the battery. If that heavy gauge wire rubs through a frame member or gets nicked by something and then grounds out it'll take out your battery and you'll be stuck wherever you are when it happens.
 
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