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Old 11-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #751
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Looking for amber fog lights for my 2012 unlimited. Help

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:10 AM   #752
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I'd get a quality foglight like a Cibie, Hella Micro DE, Bosch Compact 100, or Hella 90mm and tint the lens (inside) with Duplicolor Metalcast Yellow paint if you can't find the yellow variant.
Selective yellow is the color you want for foglights, not amber.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #753
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I pulled the KC Slimlights and Hella 500's from my old TJ to put on my new JKU. Just waiting on the bull bar and windshield mounting brackets to come.

Pictures to come...
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^Yeah, without pics it never happened. LOL
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #755
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #756
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PIAA Ion Crystal Fog lights were highly recommended to me. Truckers use them. They seem to work well keeping the fog AWAY. Haven't needed them since I installed them three months ago. Just turn them on for fun. Color is a blue yellow.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #757
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PIAA Ion Crystal Fog lights were highly recommended to me. Truckers use them. They seem to work well keeping the fog AWAY. Haven't needed them since I installed them three months ago. Just turn them on for fun. Color is a blue yellow.
Truckers also mount chrome naked woman silhouette cut-outs on their mudflaps ---- I guess they're for keeping women away...
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #758
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Loving my JW speakers. It was snowing last night in Wisconsin and they lit everything up perfectly. I will say that 1 our of every 5 cars I passed flashed their brights thinking I had mine on. I quickly proved them wrong each time.
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Loving my JW speakers. It was snowing last night in Wisconsin and they lit everything up perfectly. I will say that 1 our of every 5 cars I passed flashed their brights thinking I had mine on. I quickly proved them wrong each time.
Are your headlights adjusted properly?
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I believe so, the dealer installed them. I assume the lift and tires are putting me even closer to the vision line of oncoming cars.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #761
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I bet they need adjusting. Another member posted a few weeks ago about installing JWs and having to adjust them. Not only will you be doing other drivers a favor, but they will help you see even better.

Sorry for the lecture.
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I bet they need adjusting. Another member posted a few weeks ago about installing JWs and having to adjust them. Not only will you be doing other drivers a favor, but they will help you see even better.

Sorry for the lecture.
I'll search around a bit on how to test if they need adjusting. thanks.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #763
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I'll search around a bit on how to test if they need adjusting. thanks.
Best info on headlight aiming:

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #764
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Thanks. Last night was much better, no flashing oncoming cars. I'll check this out regardless. The spread on these lights is incredibly wide compared to any lights I've had previously.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #765
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Here's a question for the wiring specialist here. I am installing a SR-20 rigid industries light bar triggered from high beams from a tap on my rally light harness. The lightbar harness was meant to hook to the battery only so I need to cut a wire and add it to my high beam trigger, no problem. While I was searching wires for the lightbar I noticed that terminal 87 was battery positive and terminal 30 was light positive output. I'm not sure if these terminals are reversible but my relay experience is telling me its wired wrong. I can switch them easily but I don't want to screw anything up, please help. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #766
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Is this on the relay for the SR-20?
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Yes it is, it's a regular Chinese 60A relay.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #768
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I always wire battery positive to pin 30 and power output to 87.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:59 PM   #769
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Me too, I find it strange that a factory harness is wrong, I would not have noticed if I hadn't taken the heat shrink off to figure out the trigger wire. I think those 2 wires complete the coil circuit so maby they can be reversed.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:18 PM   #770
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85 and 86 complete the coil circuit.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #771
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30 should be powered all the time & 87 should be switched by the relay. If you are adding a relay. Make sure you have a capacitor & diode across thr coil & s diode in the signal feed from 87.
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I may be wrong but I thought MIKE is running the trigger wire to pin 30 from the high beam wire on the Rally Lights harness. Therefore no capacitor/diode is needed.
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30 should be powered all the time & 87 should be switched by the relay. If you are adding a relay. Make sure you have a capacitor & diode across thr coil & s diode in the signal feed from 87.
Relays are some times wired with 87 as power in when you don't want to leave 87a energized all the time. This avoids shorting issues by accident (very unlikely mind you).
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The rigid harness is wired like this
85 ground
86 trigger
87 battery positive
30 light output positive
No 87a terminal

The 86 terminal had battery positive going to the switch as well. I am going to send my high beam tap from the rally harness to the switch as terminal 86 for the relay.
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^That will work.
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So do you feel if the relay has no 87a, the 87 and 30 terminals are the same once the coil is energized from 85 and 86. Thanks guys.
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That is correct. When power flows in on 86 and out 85 to ground and the coil energizes, battery power will flow from 87 to 30 and out to the lights.
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Attached is the wiring schematic I used to add driving lights to my Wrangler & have them triggered by the factory high beam. The capacitor is to protect the relay from chatter induced by the PWM. The diode is to protect the vehicle computer from back EMF generated when the coil collapses.

The schematic originally comes from Daniel Stern:
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He doesn't need the capacitor/diode in this case. His trigger wire is from the Rally Lights harness so it will be a full 12V.
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He doesn't need the capacitor/diode in this case. His trigger wire is from the Rally Lights harness so it will be a full 12V.
I had to go back & read his first post. I see what you are saying, I read triggering from high beam, & must have skipped the rest. I still think his relay is wired backwards, 30-87 v 87-30. Having trouble understanding, tho switches don't have polarity issues. Maybe I'm too rigid.

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