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Old 12-25-2015, 08:13 PM
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Just got a new front bumper for Christmas! Heck yeah!! Appears to be e-autogrills 51-0331. I really like the width and the LEDs seem like a cool addition.

One problem, this thing didn't come with any instructions. At all.
Stock bumper off and new bumper bolted on : got it. That's pretty straight forward. It's the wiring of the lights that has me a bit tripped up. I am admittedly NOT good at wiring.

Currently I use the fog lights regularly as the headlights suck and I find the extra light helpful. I see from Amazon reviews that many people wire the LEDs straight to the fog wiring and call it a day. The problem is that many people state that these LEDs are too bright to run on the road as you would your fog lights.
Clearly the thought of wiring it like this and using the excuse of poor headlights as a "legitimate safety concern" excuse to upgrade the terrible stock lights, but really don't want that cost right now if I can avoid it.

I'd love to hear tips on how to wire into the fogs this way correctly. (Be nice I'm learning.)

I'd like to think it'd be possibly the best of both worlds to wire the center rectangular lights to the fogs and the round outer LEDs to a separate switch. Clearly this is more complex wiring and this much more daunting.

Any input? Love to hear your thoughts.

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If it were me, I would get the sPod. Makes wiring a heck of a lot easier and isolates the lights from the CanBus system. But they're not cheap. Good luck.

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Old 12-26-2015, 07:08 AM   #3
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I'd like to think it'd be possibly the best of both worlds to wire the center rectangular lights to the fogs and the round outer LEDs to a separate switch. Clearly this is more complex wiring and this much more daunting.

Any input? Love to hear your thoughts.
With your self proclaimed lack of wiring, it might be best if you can find a buddy that has some knowledge and can help/ teach you what needs to be done, or possibly bring it to a shop to have them do it for you.

Now having said that, wiring really isn't that difficult, it just requires a bit of patience and a general understanding of how stuff "should" work.

In order to wire the center section to the fogs you'll need at least two things. A pig tail of sorts that turns the plug on your factory fog connector into a couple of wires, a relay, and probably a multi-meter to test voltage and such.

Once these items have been obtained you'll need to use the power wire on the fog harness as a trigger to the relay (this is usually described as power or + on the relay). You then wire the rest of the wires from the relay to ground, to the lights, etc. (Yes, I know it's more complicated, but I"m trying to simplify for this post). Be sure to add an inline fuse somewhere too.

You can do pretty much the same thing to the outside lights, though you'll have to run from the battery to power the lights, and most likely use an additional relay through a switch inside the Jeep. This set up will also require a fuse.

The purpose of the relay is to take the current load (amps) off of the switch. Most switches can handle the current draw of LED lights, but it never hurts to add one anyway.

Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions. It's hard to give a generic 'how to' based on a couple of pics

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Spod is the way to go... It's a bit costly but it is easy and safe. You can connect (6) six devices with ease.
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Save some money and pick this up. Read up on how to wire. It's not that difficult. Best of luck!


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