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Old 12-26-2015, 04:56 PM
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Off-road lights wiring help

Hey folks, I just purchased a set of rugged ridge 6 in halogen lights for my jk 2015's windshield. However when I try to wire them I can't reach the parking lights, any tips?

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You're wiring them to your parking lights?

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That's what it says on the diagram, "connect to the wire of parking lamp"
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That's what it says on the diagram, "connect to the wire of parking lamp"
Those directions are probably for mounting the lights to the bumper. I guess you just need more wire.

Do they have their own switch?
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That's what it says on the diagram, "connect to the wire of parking lamp"
Those directions are probably for mounting the lights to the bumper. I guess you just need more wire.

Do they have their own switch?
Yeah I ran it through the firewall, On the inductions the battery is connected to the switch directly through one wire
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Ok. Sounds like it's to be wired where even with the switch they won't come on unless parking lights are on.

Was just making sure you weren't wiring it to come on with the parking lights.
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How could i wire it so that it finally works?
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How could i wire it so that it finally works?
Sorry I guess I'm not following. What is the issue? I thought you just needed to extend the wire.
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How could i wire it so that it finally works?
you could run to your nearest hardware store and grab a butt splice or spade connectors and attach a longer wire to the red so it can reach.
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Hey folks, I just purchased a set of rugged ridge 6 in halogen lights for my jk 2015's windshield. However when I try to wire them I can't reach the parking lights, any tips?
Do yourself a favor... Just buy and install a sPOD power distribution system and make it easy and safe
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Without knowing exactly what you got it's hard to say for certain exactly what you should do. If you got one of Rugged Ridge's fog light kits then the lights are probably meant to be mounted to your bumper and not your windshield, as has been previously mentioned. Fog lights are meant to be mounted lower. You won't have to buy a sPOD to make these work. It sounds to me like you have three options:

1) Move the lights to the bumper.

2) Buy the appropriate sized set of these at your local auto parts store:



Then use that to connect to the red terminal on the battery. In this instance the lights will come on any time you hit the switch.

3) Buy yourself some appropriately sized wire and a set of these:



Then use that to extend the wire to the parking lamp. In this instance you won't be able to turn the lights on unless the parking lamp is on.
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Do yourself a favor... Just buy and install a sPOD power distribution system and make it easy and safe
He's right ... Don't NEED sPOD to make them work ... But if ur gonna install more accessories (lights, air compress, winch) the sPOD makes its so easy! Super clean professional look and avoids the issues of triggering check engine lights. Highly recommend sPOD

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