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Old 12-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Side marker light mod with video

After reading through the threads on this mod I could not find any video of it.
I decided to make one to eliminate all the questions hope this helps

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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Nice video, thx for posting.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thank you! nothing beats a clean video. I know what I'm doing tomorrow!
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for te video.

One question though. Does the side marker still work as a marker?
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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^^ yes it does.

Interesting thing though, if you have your lights off, the side & front blinkers are synchronized.

If your lights are on they alternate
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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^^ yes it does.

Interesting thing though, if you have your lights off, the side & front blinkers are synchronized.

If your lights are on they alternate
Very nice
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
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I picked up the blue clips tonight at Advanced Audio Parts. I grabbed the 14-18 guage weatherproof version, so I hope they'll work. I'm doing a few other projects under the hood tomorrow, so your video was perfectly timed, thank you!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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After reading through the threads on this mod I could not find any video of it.
I decided to make one to eliminate all the questions hope this helps

Awesome video, what size connector gauge did you use? I see that paleh0rse used 14/18, but I saw on amazon there are different sizes.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #9
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Excellent tip!

Only thing I would suggest is using scotchlock-type connectors that have a silicone-like sealant built in that squishes all around the wires as they're crimped. They won't corrode from the mud and crud that gets splashed up on them. Thanks again!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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Good video. If it is that simple, Jeep should do that as standard from the factory.

Interesting that they synchronize when lights are off and alternate when lights are on. Any issue with the CANBus seeing a different electrical draw?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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Thanks guys appreciate the kind words.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for te video.

One question though. Does the side marker still work as a marker?
Yes it still works as a marker and is on when lights are.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #13
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Awesome video, what size connector gauge did you use? I see that paleh0rse used 14/18, but I saw on amazon there are different sizes.
The blue 14-18 one is the right one. The wires to the side markers are 16 gauge.
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I do have a question about this mod which I hope is doable.

Is it possible to do this mod with the Bushwacker flat fenders with the side markers and the Recon LED front blinkers? What additional part(s) are required to make it work for LED's on both sides?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #15
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Nice video man. Plain and simple no BS. I'll be doing that soon!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #16
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Cool mod and thank you for the video.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:09 PM   #17
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I do have a question about this mod which I hope is doable.

Is it possible to do this mod with the Bushwacker flat fenders with the side markers and the Recon LED front blinkers? What additional part(s) are required to make it work for LED's on both sides?
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I have the BW flatties and would like to get this to work with those LEDs.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:16 PM   #18
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I have researched and found that the led lights works in a different fashion. So I think you need to have it wired differently or with resistors if I remember correctly.
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Drivers side was no problem to complete the mod in a few minutes. On the passenger side, do you still use the bottom wire which is black (from the plug, not the marker light which is still black) or the middle wire that is white/gray (same color as driver side).
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Drivers side was no problem to complete the mod in a few minutes. On the passenger side, do you still use the bottom wire which is black (from the plug, not the marker light which is still black) or the middle wire that is white/gray (same color as driver side).
Neither. You use the "outside" white wire on both sides. On the passenger side, it's the top wire, while on the driver's side its the bottom wire.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #21
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that is cool, Im heading out the door right now.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #22
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They make those 3M scotchlok splice things with dialectic grease in them to keep out moisture and prevent corrosion.

I highly recommend a weather-sealed splice if you are going to be using your Jeep like a Jeep.
When it comes to electrical I personally stick to marine grade stuff where I can.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #23
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Awesomely easy to do mod. It took all of 10 minutes and worked like a champ.
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After reading through the threads on this mod I could not find any video of it.
I decided to make one to eliminate all the questions hope this helps
Thank you for the video and sharing your knowledge.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #25
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Nice guide-- looks like I've got a 15min NYE project today. Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:58 AM   #26
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Thank you all for the positive feedback.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #27
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Just did it to mine! Thanks a bunch for the vid!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:41 PM   #28
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Nice, been wanting to do this for a while and held off after reading various reports of people trying it and it randomly not working.
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good stuff might do this tomorrow +
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:01 PM   #30
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Like others have asked is it possible with the LED's using a resistor?

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