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Old 09-05-2011, 02:11 PM
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Need help with warn wireless lights

I purchased the 3.5 warn wireless fog lamps.

The problem i am running in to is that i ran a wire to the low beam headlight wire like it suggested.

The lights will work when the key is turned off just fine, but when i turn the jeep on they turn off. Am i splicing it to the correct wire?

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They should run off their own relay, not splicing into anything else.

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:17 PM
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Well yes it does have a relay, but you still have a wire that comes from the wireless box that it says to splice with the low beams
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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Turn the key on and the headlights on. Then probe the headlight for a positive/power.
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Well yes it does have a relay, but you still have a wire that comes from the wireless box that it says to splice with the low beams
Power the relay directly to the battery. The JK CANBUS does not play nice when you start splicing things.
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Djstorm. I did that i had it wired to the low beam wire on the headlights. The lights work fine wired to that one when the car is turned off.

But once i turn the key on the fog lights turn off.....
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Djstorm. I did that i had it wired to the low beam wire on the headlights. The lights work fine wired to that one when the car is turned off.

But once i turn the key on the fog lights turn off.....
If you found the power wire for the trigger the way I described it would of worked. The Canbus system is a Pain in the but. Try putting a capacitor on the trigger leads at the relay. Get a few of them because if you put it in the wrong way the cap. will blow.
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ok i am a bit new to all this, what is a canbus haha
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Power the relay directly to the battery. The JK CANBUS does not play nice when you start splicing things.
lol, did we have the same issue,, i know i did.
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ok i am a bit new to all this, what is a canbus haha
Its the type of wiring job Chrysler did with the jeeps. Everything is connected pretty much one way or another.
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Ah i see, yeah i ended up connecting it directly to the battery. works wonderfully, just have to make sure not to leave the lights on when the cars off obviously.

Thanks for your help everyone
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Ah i see, yeah i ended up connecting it directly to the battery. works wonderfully, just have to make sure not to leave the lights on when the cars off obviously.

Thanks for your help everyone
That's exactly how I did mine.
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For those of you who have used these lights in snow/rain/fog...how are they?

I've read some reviews that they aren't sealed very well and let moisture in....

If they are sturdy, they seem like pretty nice lights....
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Now that you bring it up............

Been looking at the WARN wireless lights to usa as "backup" lights and was wondering about the "wireless option" or if I would wish later I had a manual switched unit

I believe the directions (WARN) suggested either splicing into the L-beams of a non-blinking side-marker lite

Also what about the twin backup lite (55W) that suggest you "tap" into the existing factory B/U lites???
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Do these lights work on the same wireless frequency? I would like to get two pair, one for a grill guard and one for a windshield mount but I want to operate each pair separately.
When I click the switch I don't want all four to come on at the same time (every time).
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I have 2 sets, each with their own receiver.
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I have 2 sets, each with their own receiver.
How are they in rainy/snowy/foggy weather??

Any issues with bulbs burning out? Water/moisture getting into the casings?
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Do these lights work on the same wireless frequency? I would like to get two pair, one for a grill guard and one for a windshield mount but I want to operate each pair separately.
When I click the switch I don't want all four to come on at the same time (every time).
Or god forbid you get them out of sync...
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Six months ago I wired my 7 inch HID warn remote control lights up on my 11 wrangler. Power wire is direct to battery. I used the warn relay and excited it with my bright light power circuit on the back of the left headlight. Everything worked great and I thought I would just leave the remote on all the time but every time I turned the dims on and the brights back on I had to turn the remote switch back on. So I just used the relay part of the warn lights and did away with the remote and now they come on every time I turn the brights on just like I wanted! And they are awesome brights now and I cand see a quarter mile or mor and 300 feet wide. And no problem at all from the jeep electrical system as the relay will probably work from 9 to 15 volts and the lights themselves work 100% off the battery. I know the directions said not to do this with a jeep vehicle but I though I am going to try it anyway, what do I have to loose, my jeeps under warranty and if it breaks I take the junk off and call jeep to come get it. The only thing I wanted the remote for was if I wanted to every not use the HIDS, but the remote is made when it looses power then regains power you have to turn it back on again. But it works great now and the lights come on with the brights, I just can't use the remote with out having to turn the lights back on every time I turn the brights on with stalk switch. So I don't need the remote anyway as the bright switch turns on the warn HIDS and all is well. Warn was wrong and I have had no problems for over six months and over 15 k now!
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How are they in rainy/snowy/foggy weather??

Any issues with bulbs burning out? Water/moisture getting into the casings?
I really haven't been in any wet conditions yet so I can't say.
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As I use mine as driving lights and they only run with the bright lights on, I never run them in fog. Probably not a good fog light at all as they are too bright and high. But they do work great in rain. And these are the 7 inch HID warn lights mounted on top of the rigid ridge XHD modular bumper in the factory holes. My fogs always run on dims and my warn HIDS always run on brights and I run the piaa extreme white h13 bulbs in the factory headlight housings. My dims aint the brightest on the block but my brights really rock. In fact the brightest lights I have had since I ran 6 inch 250 watt aircraft landing lights back in the early eighties. One set on the bumper and one on the head rack rack and I added two more dimmer switches on the floor to turn them on through a relay and I controlled them all with my left foot. Plus the factory dimmer on the floor where it should be, not on the turn stalk where they put them now days.
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Or god forbid you get them out of sync...
Glad you get it.

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