Driving lamps

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by spen123, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. spen123

    spen123 Active Member

    Evening all
    I want to add some driving lamps to my mk7 ford transit I've got the lights and a packaged wiring kit with everythi g you need bar a few spade connections.
    Only tho g us you need to install a fuse connected to the battery. The battery in a transit is under the seat and there are only charging points in the engine bay. Question is can I come of this or would it best either taken to the battery a right ball ache or installing a new fuse in the fuse box
  2. What year is it?

    I'd be very surprised if there wasn't already a space for a driving lamp fuse in the fuse box - do you have a manual for it?

    And where would the car's normal driving lamp switches be - are these blocked off?

    You might even find that all the wiring is in place - for the switches and even terminals coming off the harness for the lamps themselves.

  3. spen123

    spen123 Active Member

    It's 2008.
    I doubt there would be as it's an aftermarket part but it is worth a look or a call.
    When I've normally fitted them you simply bolt a cable to the battery with a new fuse and relay
  4. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Use an inline fuse from any live wire.
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Just changing your headlamp bulbs can improve things.
    Various H4/H7 lamps with different gasses,like 'Philips Xtreme Vision' giving you increase beam range & white lighter & still be road legal.
  6. Spen, do you currently have front fog lamps fitted? If not, you could use this fuse - No 80 https://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=49206 , and I bet there are wires to both the switch position on the dash (is this covered by a blanking cap?) and the lamp location near the bumper - how cool would that be? :)

    Failing that, I guess do it the old-fashioned way - cable to battery, earthed relay and loose wires...
  7. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

    Yes well worth a try improved my Golf headlights quite a bit.

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