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Old 02-10-2003, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hey I need to temporarily run a light under the hood. the light I'm using plugs into the cigarette lighter, which isn't going to work for what i need it for. I tried cutting the wires and connecting them directly to the battery'* positive and ground, but it didn't work. anyone have any suggestions?
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If you connected directly to the batter and it didn't work......your bulb is out or your battery is dead. OR it'* an LED or Flourescent light and you need the transformer that was in the cig lighter jack that you cut off. What kind of light is it?
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Thanks for the quick response will. It'* a neon light that i'm working into the grill design. The battery works fine and I wired the cigarette lighter plug back to the light and it works fine when plugged back in.
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Then it'* not a 12v light. There'* a power supply/transformer in that plug. You need to get one of the sockets with the jack and two alligator clips that go to the battery.
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Didn't even think about that. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll probably end up wiring up a new socket for it to plug into, or just might buy a light that doesn't go to the lighter outlet.
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