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Old 10-07-2019, 08:04 AM
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Default Headlights/Taillight Wiring

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Could any electrical experts out there confirm how to hook up taillights as well as headlights? Just picked up this Black Widow yesterday for 600. Thought it was a great deal. Its in excellent shape. I threw the Predator 212 on it, and just sell the 136cc that was on it.

Understand this post perfectly below........but I'm also adding tail lights to the circuit. Just want to be certain I'm doing that correctly. Of course the best solution would be to have the least amount of total wire with the fewest connections. Not sure what the best solution is.

I'd like to use just 1 switch to reduce wiring.........but I do have a 2nd switch if needed.

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Old 10-07-2019, 08:36 AM
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I'd love to know too I want headlights on my riding mower to work I just need to rewire them
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:39 AM
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Just by reading a section from that post that I found (link in the 1st post).......this is how I think it can work......someone else can verify for me:

"Run one wire from the (-) post of battery and connect it to bare metal on the frame.

Run one wire from the (+) post of battery to one side of switch(either sides...doesn't matter).

Run 4 wires from the other side of the switch. #1 goes to one wire of one light. #2 goes to one wire of other light...........or just run 1 wire to wherever your lights are. Take this wire, and connect it to both of the same color wires on each light. This will eliminate extra wires.

The 4 previously unconnected wires (should be one off each light) connect them to the frame"

Not sure what type/size of connector I would need to splice 4 wires together. I think I have 16 gauge wire nuts.........may need bigger?
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:59 AM
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Is there a way to wire it off the kill switch because I have a keyed one and I don't have a battery. As in run lights off the coil for briggs 5hp? I would like to know because I want lights on my small kart
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:12 AM
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Depends... .

For example in my case kill switch is just grounding the CDI = if you press kill switch it will connect (-) (the frame of the cart) to the one of the pins of the CDI. You can't get any power from the kill switch, as it is just a ground signal.

Do you have key-ignition switch?
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No its hooked to a briggs 5hp with just a keyed kill switch
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Hi All,

Got the lights hooked up last night and they work great! The only thing left for me to do, is tack weld the taillights on....they are currently bunjeed on. The design isn't really made for go karts. It won't fit flush on the frame, so I'll have to use the bolts on the tail light and weld them to the frame.
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Thanks! Hopefully this post will help others wire their own lights for night driving!
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Did you install a fuse?

If so, where its located and what size fuse?
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