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Hello all,
First post and a bit of a head scratcher for me.
Vehicle is a 2004 Triton GLS diesel.
I've been running HID spotties for a couple of years without any issues. They come on and off with the 3 pin switch and won't operate without high beam. They are tapped into the positive high beam wire just behind the headlight. It's wired with a 40a relay with both earth wires to the body.
I bought an LED lightbar and wired it exactly the same way, internal switch, tapped into the opposite side headlight positive and earthed on the body.
The lightbar and the HIDs operate as expected, until I turn the lightbar cabin switch to off, then the HID switch loses illumination and the lights turn off shortly afterwards. Or sometimes they'll stay on, and I just have to touch the switch slightly and they'll switch off. I then turn on the lightbar at the switch, and the lightbar and the spotties come back on, with both switches illuminated.
It's not a massive issue, but I want things to be working as they should and I don't want to have any shorting issues down the track.
I did suspect a bad earth but all the terminals are clean and appear fine.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Cheers.
Tom.
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Are you using a relay to switch them?


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Yes both using their own 40a relays.
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My suspicion would be that one or other of the indicator lamps on one your switches (or the associated relay coil) is providing a feed to the light bar relay when the switch is turned off. Once a relay is energised it only needs a very small current to continue to hold it in, whereas energising it takes quite a bit more current.
An indication lamp or another relay coil could possibly provide the hold-in current.

I'm wondering if one of the relay coils has been positively switched and the other one negatively switched .....?

I suggest doing a detailed connection diagram for your switches and relays and post results back here.
Pay particular attention to which of the switch connections energises the indicator lamp.
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