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TJWhosYourMama 09-05-2010 11:47 AM

Hardtop Wiring Harness to Aux Lights
I have a 2005 TJ Sport to which I sold the hardtop for. Anyone have any wiring advise for running a set of aux lights on the rear bumper through the old wiring harness?

HyperBuzzin 09-05-2010 02:34 PM

Are you referring to the wiring harness for the rear wiper?

TJWhosYourMama 09-05-2010 04:31 PM

Yeah, the one that the rear wiper and defroster hooks into.

HyperBuzzin 09-05-2010 07:33 PM

Not sure what kinda amps the wiper draws, but I'd think less than a set of lights would.
Probably best to use the power wire for the wiper to activate a solenoid and run a power wire for the lights to the battery.

TJWhosYourMama 09-06-2010 11:04 AM

Well, the rear wiper is hooked up to a 20 amp fuse. I was gonna start checking the wire gauges today to see what the max amperage i could send through them would be. Would it just be easier run new electrical back to the lights rather than messing around with the harness?

Neil F. 09-06-2010 11:48 AM

Remember the wiper is on an intermittent circuit. So you want flashing lights?

You'd be better off running a proper relay circuit. Most lights will come with the relay and switch.

TJWhosYourMama 09-06-2010 07:21 PM

I didn't even think of that, thank you sir. Any suggestions on a set that would attach to the spare tire (around the lugs)?

HyperBuzzin 09-06-2010 08:23 PM

Hmmm, my rear wiper doesn't have a delay ('04 Unlimited). Wish it would.

This is how I hooked up some aux light in the rear....

Wired to a relay and powered from the battery....

And the difference .....


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