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01-12-2014 02:48 PM
mikedboyd I just did the 2-wire mod (just cut the existing wires to the marker light and merge them in with the turn signal wiring). quick and easy and seems to work as advertised.
11-18-2013 04:40 PM
dgsholar
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Originally Posted by Cdwright View Post
do you worry about voiding a warranty doing things like this, or things like this will not effect it?
Only if you have a warranty issue with your turn signal or side marker light. But after reading through these posts - it looks like a lot of folks have done it with out problems. I did today at Lunch - fast and easy. I guess and the end of the day - it really depends on your dealer. I have a pretty good one. I read some other posts where one OPs dealer said his aftermarket radio was making his transmission act up. IF you have a dealer like that - then this will prob create warranty problems too
11-18-2013 04:31 PM
dgsholar Did mine during lunch also. This is a Fun Mod! It'd cheap, it's fun, it's fast and it's visible. It just might keep someone from walking or driving into your Jeep! Thanks to OP and others who documented well. Works exactly as outlined on my '14 JKU Rubicon.

11-18-2013 01:30 PM
RandomMcFly Just this this mod on my lunch break in my driveway. Took ~30 minutes, that includes removing the grille, reinstalling it, and putting away tools.

Thanks OP for the great writeup, and the poster on Page 1 of this thread with all the pictures! I'd read through it a few times before, but hesitated to do the mod... but after taking off the grille and seeing what y'all were talking about - easy peasy!

I didn't disconnect the battery - or subsequently blow a fuse or bulb - I just made sure not to turn on interior or exterior lights until all the connections were made. I used the blue (16ga I believe) 3M quick connector thing-a-ma-bobs, crimped it closed with some pliers, tested the lights, then used electrical tape to cover the connection (and the exposed 1/2" of black wire from the side marker connector to the Jeep).

Quick, painless, and a noticeable safety improvement (I hope)! Definitely worth the few bucks in connectors and 30 minutes of my time.
11-18-2013 09:20 AM
SoCarJeep Mod works great. It adds to the style and looks nice at night. Two wire mod is good because it works with you lights off during the day. Conect both wire into signal wire. Flashes wag wag when lights are on and the same time when the lights are off.
11-18-2013 07:35 AM
bbermann
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Originally Posted by UhOhBadDog View Post
Hey all! Has anyone done this mod with the Recon LED turn signal and marker lights? Any issues? Thanks!
I have the Crown clear markers with this mod on my Jeep with no negative issues, would highly recommend them. Granted this is not LED but hopefully helpful info?
11-17-2013 11:27 PM
UselessPickles Here's my contribution. I followed the wires back to a place where they can be neatly spliced together without draping any wires around:



Instructions and more pictures here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ma...ng-257249.html
11-17-2013 02:07 AM
soberbyker Did the signal mod today. Used the splice/solder method, everything came out as expected.

Much easier to do if you remove the grill. When picking the wire to tap into remember it's the one of the three that is farthest from the black wire in the signal plug. On the driver side that wire is on the bottom, on the passenger side that wire is on top.

Headlights off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6ZTjl2m8w

Headlights on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=574QdcaMj6c

Normal running.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5OV6BCXcqY
09-11-2013 03:22 PM
RadioJeep
Another success

Just did the side light/turn signal mod last weekend to my 2014 JKS and it went just fine. Was able to do the work through the fender well without removing the grill. The turn signal plug can be removed from the parking/turn signal light as it's in full view via the front fenders. Following the aformentioned cutting/reconnecting and so forth went just fine and the side turn signals are a definate benefit under certain circumstances. I'd do Muth blinker mirrors if they had them, but alas no luck. I like to make every reasonable effort to keep people from crashing into me. Interesting that this feature was standard on many cars back in the muscle car era.
08-21-2013 07:27 PM
jmb6420 Here is the best way: DRL-1 module

Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply

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If you do it this way, the side markers will always flash in synchronous phase with the front and rear turn signals, whether the parking or headlamps are on or off. They will not flash in opposite phase when the parking or headlamps are lit, as occurs with the other methods described below.
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Originally Posted by cueball13 View Post
I skimmed through this thread and like the idea of the mod, but te alternating blink pattern when the headlights are on bother me. Is there any way to have the side marker blink in unison with each condition (lights on, lights off, etc)?
08-21-2013 04:40 PM
cueball13 I skimmed through this thread and like the idea of the mod, but te alternating blink pattern when the headlights are on bother me. Is there any way to have the side marker blink in unison with each condition (lights on, lights off, etc)?
07-27-2013 06:46 PM
918dad Since this is supposedly factory on a European JK, is there any way we can do it here with factory parts and no splicing?
07-13-2013 01:45 PM
Knuckles65
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Originally Posted by shelbydog View Post
I just did this mod on my '13. Super easy and works like a charm!
Same here!

Don't know why Jeep decided this wasn't a necessary thing.
07-05-2013 10:13 AM
shelbydog I just did this mod on my '13. Super easy and works like a charm!
04-27-2013 10:41 AM
JEEPbug
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Originally Posted by UhOhBadDog View Post
Hey all! Has anyone done this mod with the Recon LED turn signal and marker lights? Any issues? Thanks!
One of the first mods I did on my white JKUS. No problems and looks awesome. Only con I've seen so far is the price. Wife couldn't believe that they are basically $60 EACH! I got all 4 for $240 off an eBay store. Put them on in the end of feb and all good....so far...
04-27-2013 06:15 AM
UhOhBadDog Hey all! Has anyone done this mod with the Recon LED turn signal and marker lights? Any issues? Thanks!
04-26-2013 10:24 PM
gluestick thanks beanboy. I see you're new- welcome to the forum. There is a whole world of knowledge here. Ask away!
04-26-2013 09:47 PM
BeanBoy79 Brillant mod Glue! Don't know why this is not standard. I have gotten looks from other drivers too.
03-14-2013 02:37 PM
Cdwright
question

do you worry about voiding a warranty doing things like this, or things like this will not effect it?
03-05-2013 06:03 AM
Hansen Great video and modification. Here's the thread for the video with lots of good info in it too. I found that soldering the wires was the best approach as the scotch quick connect splices do not stand up well to the environment in the wheel well area. After I soldered them, I used liquid electrical tape to put a rubber coating on the splice for protection. Works great.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sid...eo-207896.html
03-04-2013 11:52 PM
ScottV63 Jk Jeep side marker light blinker MOD - YouTube

http://youtu.be/EwN3rZOUcMU
01-16-2013 06:21 PM
jmcdolej It worked. I did the sidemarker mod earlier today. So now.

1. Lights off turn signal on - front turn signal and fender marker blink.

2. Fog lights on- fog light and fender marker are on but not front marker. Fronts blink when signal put on as well as fender.

3. Headlights and fogs on - head lights fogs and fender marker turn on but not front marker. Fronts and signal blink when turn signal engaged.

Only thing I did was clip the middle wire. I think legally I am still fine with the fender markers coming on
01-16-2013 02:52 PM
jmcdolej What if I cut the middle wire?
01-16-2013 01:32 PM
jmcdolej Is there a way to take this one step further? As in turn signal and fender flare light only turn on for turn signals, but not with headlights or fogs????
12-18-2012 12:27 AM
kappaknight
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Originally Posted by DaCrazyRN View Post
Quick! Easy! awesome work people!!
No scraped knuckles. Easily done right through the wheel well in 15 minutes total time! NICE
Same here, I didn't have to remove anything to access both wires. Having the right tools, and a good shop light, really helps.

Instead of soldering, I just bought the crimp on splicers for 14-18 gauge wires (vehicle has 16 gauge wires). Snapped it in, very clean, no electrical tape needed.

One thing I did notice... Hazards seem a little crazier when lights are on - only because they blink in sequence.
12-07-2012 02:49 PM
MarkII You're my hero, Tracy! Well done. Hey, I love that link in your sig. Nice hiking out there, eh?
12-07-2012 01:50 PM
DaCrazyRN Quick! Easy! awesome work people!!
No scraped knuckles. Easily done right through the wheel well in 15 minutes total time! NICE
12-06-2012 08:27 PM
Phaedrus
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Originally Posted by MarkII View Post
I did this today am feeling like I'm pretty cool. Lol Thx to the OP.
Some comments to share: -Taking the grill off gave more room to get my paws in there vs going in thru wheel well. -Remove harness from turn signal unit vs removing bulb from unit and having it dangle. Figured out you slide the red tab in and squeeze black clip to detach harness from unit. -Used vampire clips but mod didn't work until I went back in with pliers and gave it a good squeeze. -Keep band aids in jeep. Freezing cold, cut finger, bloody blood. All for side blinkers....so worth it.
Yep! On all accounts! Frozen fingers, up to the third joint, and skinned knuckles are all part of the wonderful experience of being alive. Jeeps are great at helping to facilitate the experience!!!
12-06-2012 07:38 PM
MarkII I did this today am feeling like I'm pretty cool. Lol Thx to the OP.
Some comments to share: -Taking the grill off gave more room to get my paws in there vs going in thru wheel well. -Remove harness from turn signal unit vs removing bulb from unit and having it dangle. Figured out you slide the red tab in and squeeze black clip to detach harness from unit. -Used vampire clips but mod didn't work until I went back in with pliers and gave it a good squeeze. -Keep band aids in jeep. Freezing cold, cut finger, bloody blood. All for side blinkers....so worth it.
11-22-2012 01:35 PM
3jarrells Easy, peasy lemon squeezy.
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