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    Hey all! I've got a 30" Rigid light bar, two Rigid cube lights I'm using for curb lights (ditch lights), and two 6 or 8" daytime driving lights installed on my push bar. It was all installed by my local Line X dealer, where I purchased it all. All the lights have their own switches, and are wired separately, and directly to the battery.
    The problem I have is that the 30" light bar flickers whenever any of the other lights are on along with it. I think the Rigid 30" light bar itself may be defective.
    Any input you have is appreciated.

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    How many wires are going to the battery?? If it is only one then I suspect that the 30" light bar might be right at the limit of the power feed wiring and with anything else turned on the voltage is dropping too low.

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    I could see voltage drop being an issue. I personally would have wired the 30" light bar with its own dedicated lines from the battery, controlled by a relay.

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    Yeah that's how each of them are wired. The two ditch lights are wired to the battery and have a switch that controls both ditch lights. The two daytime running lights are wired to the battery and have a switch that controls both daytime running lights. The 30" light bar is wired to the battery and has its own switch that controls it.
    And they all have their own ground wires and grounding points.

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    OEM stuff:
    4X4, 5.7L I-force V8 engine, TRD rear anti sway bar, tow package, heated tow mirrors, brushed stainless steel running boards, bed extender, bed rail system, cargo divider, alarm system, and back up camera

    Aftermarket stuff:
    20" X 9" Chrome "Vision" rims, Nitto Terra Grappler LT285/55R20 E rated tires, Line-X bed liner, Quest digital progressive action trailer brake controller, Alpine W505/P1 head unit with XM satellite radio, in dash USB connection, bluetooth, navigation, and DVD player, Alpine and Boston Acoustics speakers, Kicker ZX 350-4 amp, Kicker ZX 150-2 subwoofer amp, Bazooka 6" subwoofer, Stubby antenna, Cobra 29 LTD Classic tweaked and peaked CB radio, Wilson magnetic CB antenna, 15% window tint, console mounted safe, Du Ha under seat storage system, folding rear setback modification, Brushed stainless locking fuel door, Transferflow 46 gallon replacement fuel tank, Airlift 5000 (part# 57299) air suspension bags with remote controlled wireless compressor system, Pro Comp 3 inch front end leveling kit, Bilstein heavy duty shock absorbers, Bushwacker pocket style fender flares, Retrax Pro retractable bed cover, Rhino push bar, LED daytime running lights, Cube LED curb address flood lights

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    Have you checked voltages with different combinations of lights on?


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