|04-06-2012 11:55 PM|
|12-28-2011 04:48 PM|
|Metaltiger||Nice, Thank you!!|
|12-28-2011 03:24 PM|
Remove the plug Krutj mentioned. Then take off the side panel on your dash (pops out). You'll see a foam-filled hole about the size of a silver dollar. Fish a straightened coathanger through the engine bay hole into the cab, attach wires with electrical tape, and pull through.
|12-28-2011 01:54 PM|
Alright, I must be missing something.....So, that plug leads to the cab? In my Jeep, the back side of that plug is solid so....it must snake (i'm guessing here)..if that's the case...how did you snake the wire down and in to the cab.....
sorry if this all sounds stupid....I'm really not as dumb as I look! Hahaha
really surprised someone hasn't done a video on this.....
|12-28-2011 12:39 PM|
|12-27-2011 08:38 PM|
Wiring KC driving lights from windshield mounts....
I've read everyones comments on wiring...my question is...How to your run the wires for the switch into the cab...I'm at a loss ;(
2009 Jeep Unlimited 4 door.
Thanks for any help!
|11-26-2011 07:34 PM|
Wow. You got off easy.
|11-26-2011 07:32 PM|
Very little; just cover. No damage to crush can or anything else....Lucky
|11-23-2011 06:22 PM|
|11-23-2011 06:13 PM|
|11-23-2011 05:15 PM|
|11-23-2011 05:07 PM|
Spend some money, getta foolproof/failproof/trouble free sPOD system-
Wanna save money, doit yourself, wanna stick switchs all over your dash ?
Although I've seen some pretty good "A" frame pods--
|11-23-2011 05:02 PM|
A total of 4 if I remember correctly....
|11-23-2011 04:57 PM|
|45 RPM-ACP||Is the bumper cover, held on with the same,..."push screws" type fasteners as the front bumper cover?|
|11-23-2011 08:38 AM|
Recessed rear bumper light install - JeepForum.com
|11-23-2011 07:53 AM|
|cu in oz||My switches are rated at 20 AMPS. I hope this is ok. I'll see about a better way to wire. I just wanted to get it doen yesterday quickly. Buyt 20 AMP (I would think) should be ok........thoughts?|
|11-23-2011 03:44 AM|
OK...a couple of questions and a switch location solution...
I plan to install some auxilliary LED lighting both inside the Jeep and outside. They take VERY low current...so, I plan to run the wires directly from switches wired into the dash accessory outlet (which is switched to the ignition switch, so it doesn't stay on after the key is removed)...
So...running wire is not a problem, especially for low-current LEDs...but, where to put the switches???
Here's the big question...There are some 'dummy' plugs on the lower bar of switches on the dash (where the Rubicon has the sway bar disconnect button etc)...there's at least 3 spare spots...on my Sahara...
So...anybody ever tried to get factory push switches to install in the dummy plug spots for auxilliary equipment?...(I presume they are MOPAR parts...)
Here's another question...I'm not particulary enthusiastic about the DRIVING LIGHTS being switched by PULLING out the end of the light stalk...doesn't seem too durable (or intuitive!) to me ...I'm thinking of putting a proper switch in one of those 'dummy' plugs...and run it into the stock relay...just gotta find the RIGHT WIRE in the maze of wires coming from the 'multi-purpose' stalk!!!
If you ask me...it would have made more sense to spread the functions of stuff like the driving lights out...onto separate dash switches...Comments???
Comments written in previous post regarding the stock backup lights being rather DIM...so true...I'm going to put auxilliary LED backup lights in series with the stock lamps...I don't think any replacement lamp in the stock light fixture would make much of a difference...
|11-22-2011 10:04 PM|
|11-22-2011 09:19 PM|
1. If not using a relay, the same amps that your lights pull is also going through your switch, which will shorten it's life and possibly cause a short unless it's rated for those amps.
2. Another purpose for a relay is to keep the 'high amp' connections under the hood and out of the cab. A trigger wire to the switch is of much lower amperage. If there is a short, you don't want it inside the cab.
|11-22-2011 07:00 PM|
YOu will not believe this.........
Called my 4x4 shop to get a quote on installing "rear" lights as the stock backup lightes suck!
1. They quoted 2 - 3 hrs labor at $60 per hour
I will learn to do this MYSELF and save $120- $180
|11-22-2011 06:44 PM|
|cu in oz||
I have mine wired directly to the battery using an inline fuse. I wanted the light to work without the key 'on'. I'm new at this but is there a downside to this way?
I have a relay with the wiring kit but figured a 20A inline would protect the expensive stuff ok.......I trust this is a safe option.
|11-22-2011 06:35 PM|
|11-19-2011 12:07 PM|
Here's a simple diagram on how to wire fog lights using a Bosh Relay...I would use a 30 amp relay.
|11-19-2011 11:55 AM|
|MD_Jeep||Found it, thanks.|
|11-19-2011 10:59 AM|
|11-19-2011 10:37 AM|
|MD_Jeep||Where did you guys run your wires through the firewall? I don't see any openings under the drivers side dash.|
|11-13-2011 04:35 PM|
|11-13-2011 02:41 PM|
Yea my Hellas came with the wiring harness and relay, I was looking into the plug for the head light high beam tap, don't like the idea of cutting the factory wires.
From Sea Comms:
"You remove the plug on the back of the headlight and plug the new loom onto it, then the original plug connects to a socket on the new wiring kit."
|11-13-2011 01:58 PM|
|11-13-2011 01:03 PM|
|jmb6420||I should have stated above that the fusetap is used to power the switch only, you still need to run a power wire to a relay to power the lights.|
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