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Old 04-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Windshield Lights

I am lookin to add some lights to my 2011 Mojave. I am nothing close to a technician so I just had to make a thread. Does anyone have suggestions on some light sets that are fairly cheap and look good? Also, for installation, how would I add switches on the inside? I am afraid of drillin holes cause its brand new Can anyone shed some light on a guy that isn't so good at this type of stuff please!

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I am lookin to add some lights to my 2011 Mojave. I am nothing close to a technician so I just had to make a thread. Does anyone have suggestions on some light sets that are fairly cheap and look good? Also, for installation, how would I add switches on the inside? I am afraid of drillin holes cause its brand new Can anyone shed some light on a guy that isn't so good at this type of stuff please!
There are literally dozens and dozens of aux light combos available, from LED light bars (big $$$) to windshield mounted lights like the Rigid Duallys (LED), KC and PIAA, and the wireless WARN's. If you mount lights on windshield brackets, make sure you go with driving lights...fogs will only create a lot of glare on your hood and ruin your night vision. For bumper-mounted lights, you can go with fogs or driving lights.

States have different laws about aux lights...how many you can have, whether or not they have to be covered on road, etc.

As for installing them, they all come with harnesses nowadays. You just hook em up, and run the switch into the Jeep's cab via one of several holes through the firewall. The holes are already there. The easiest ones to access are on either side of your dashboard, behind the side panel (just pry it off). They're about the size of a quarter, and filled with foam. Fish wires through it with a straightened coat hanger.

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What do you recommend for Aux lights?

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Pics of WARN windshield mounted fog lights?

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awesome! thanks so much!
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also, any idea what the laws might be in Georgia?
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Look at the Warn W650D. There is no drilling in that the switch is a wireless controller. I installed these and it looks really good!
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also, any idea what the laws might be in Georgia?
Most states, as long as they are not turned on while on the road, you can have them. Some states require them to be covered, some not.
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Look at the Warn W650D. There is no drilling in that the switch is a wireless controller. I installed these and it looks really good!
Your'e right, they look great! expensive though, I'm a college kid so I need somethin cheap! hahaha Would something like a HiLite bar in front be easier to work with/more sensible??
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I would suggest Rigid Dually's in the spot pattern for your windshield. They are about $180 for a set and if you get like a Rugged Ridge A Pillar switch panel or something, you won't have to drill into the Jeep. But the Dually's come with a small button switch, so install is low key.

LED lighting is going to have a lower power draw than halogen and HID, also Rigid lighting is nearly indesctructible. They also have an "instant on" compared to HID.


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also, any idea what the laws might be in Georgia?
I don't know how up-to-date this is...I'd throw up a thread in the Georgia section (bottom of main page) and see what peeps recommend.

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im got everything but a switch for my lights to get mounted. i havent seen anything i like for an 11. which piece is cheapest to replace if i drill into it.
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I installed my switches in my lower kick panel on the driver's side. Well within my reach

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Those look BA!
I was looking at the Mopar light bar 07-11 JEEP WRANGLER JK BUMPER MOUNTED LIGHT BAR MOPAR on eBay! with some KC HiLiTES 1238 - KC HiLiTES 100 Watt Daylighter Single Pack - Quadratec. Anyone have any idea if these could work out well?
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i owner of big community condo my uncle SAM give it to me for my 10 birthsday
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Dually D2's...
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I used KC Hilights mounting brackets with KC Daylighter lights. For the switches I went with Rugged Ridge. Didn't have to drill a thing.
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So many options. So little money.
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So many options. So little money.
Isn't that usually how it is???
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I used KC Hilights mounting brackets with KC Daylighter lights. For the switches I went with Rugged Ridge. Didn't have to drill a thing.
How was the rugged ridge to install?
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How was the rugged ridge to install?
Very easy, pull a few screws and replace the whole A-piller piece. Routing the wires was easy by opening the side of the dash and there is a plugged hold in the firewall just forward of there.
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can't wait to get my a-pillar switch...qtec has taken like 1.5 months now...apparently they don't care about getting orders from rugged ridge lol.

and go with duallys or hellas they look sleek and heard nothing but good things, plus they are reasonably priced if you ask me.
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Hella 1000 kit on kc mounts. All for a total of $250
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wired mine up today. awesome
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I used KC Hilights mounting brackets with KC Daylighter lights. For the switches I went with Rugged Ridge. Didn't have to drill a thing.
I found this switch set up how did you get all blue switches.
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I found this switch set up how did you get all blue switches.
When I bought the switch pod I had the option for color switches so I bought them all the same color. As I recall, it was a few dollars more but I felt it was worth it.
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So I get my spod tomorrow and will be installing on Friday...

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