Auxillary Light Wiring Question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JL Jeep Wrangler Forum > JL Wrangler Technical Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By billarf
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-01-2019, 08:27 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
ejvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: East Hampton NY
Posts: 148
Auxillary Light Wiring Question

I want to mount a small pair of LED's to the winch guard bar on the front bumper and I would like to have them tied into the fog lights so when the fogs are activated they come on. I was told that due to the sensitivity of the CANBUS I cant just splice them into the fog light wiring it would generate error codes can anyone confirm fact or fiction ?

Ed

__________________
2019 JLU Altitude (Crystal Granite 2.0 every option available)
2017 Harley Davidson SGS
2007 Mercedes Benz SL550

Lifetime Member-NRA
ejvette is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 08:59 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
billarf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 260
Well, I have read multiple internet posts where guys have said they tapped into the fog light harness on a JL to power up small Led's on their front bumper. With that said, I would say give it a try and you will probably be aok. I would install a Roadmaster 690 Single Park Light Diode on that line going to your Led's. Doing this helps out in regard to Canbus. (I recommend the Roadmaster as it is durable and withstands weather, etc.)


ejvette likes this.

billarf is offline   Quote
Old 10-10-2019, 08:32 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 32
You might also consider using the tap into the factory fog lights as a trigger to a relay that powers the aux lights. The relay would be wired to ground and direct into battery power bypassing CANBUS (save for the trigger wire) which would be virtually no load. The aux lights would/could/should be independently fused.

Which brings up a related question on the JL AUX switches. Are they similar to, say the Ford Raptor where those 6 switches are pre-fused and designed to take the documented load 10 AMP to 30 AMP based on the switch? Or are the Jeep AUX switches just meant to be relay triggers?
ptoemmes is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-11-2019, 04:41 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
Jeeper
 
ejvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: East Hampton NY
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptoemmes View Post
You might also consider using the tap into the factory fog lights as a trigger to a relay that powers the aux lights. The relay would be wired to ground and direct into battery power bypassing CANBUS (save for the trigger wire) which would be virtually no load. The aux lights would/could/should be independently fused.
That's a great idea I think I want to use the high beams as the trigger since even with replacing the bulbs with LED's they still kinda suck.
__________________
2019 JLU Altitude (Crystal Granite 2.0 every option available)
2017 Harley Davidson SGS
2007 Mercedes Benz SL550

Lifetime Member-NRA
ejvette is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.