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post #1 of 5 Old 06-20-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Reverse light clarification.

I e got a 89 yj and just installed a ez wire kit. I'm good with every thing except the reverse lights. Does the switch on the ax-15 have power going through it to turn the lights on or does it just ground out through the switch.. I d google it and looked all over and for every 3 power goes through it I find 1 that says it grounds out. Any help would be great. It's an newer big diameter external slave ax-15 if that makes a difference.


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post #2 of 5 Old 06-20-2013, 07:06 AM
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i think the lights are grounded through the bolts on the tub?

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-20-2013, 08:37 AM
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How many wires?

I'm not familiar with the ax15 specifically, but how many wires are on the plug?

If just one wire goes to it, then all it does so ground out the circuit to make the lights light.
If it has two wires then power is sent to it and when you put the trans in reverse it will route that power to the backup lights.
That's how those circuits usually work.
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I'm not familiar with the ax15 specifically, but how many wires are on the plug?

If just one wire goes to it, then all it does so ground out the circuit to make the lights light.
If it has two wires then power is sent to it and when you put the trans in reverse it will route that power to the backup lights.
That's how those circuits usually work.



I was thinking about it on my drive to work and realized it was a silly question. Yes it has 2 wires so yes power goes through it.. I'm a fool.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-20-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yup.. Came home and double checked.. 2 wires.. Best part is that its a 2 wire weather pack female connector.. That's great because the other day at the junk yard I grabbed a random 2 wire male plug. All I have to do now is make the connections.

88 YJ 35's 8.8 rear, family style roll bar, ax-15 external slave conversion, Custom double D fab dash 4" of lift taurus fan, Head light wiring upgrade, MSD 6al, JB conversions SYE, 258 with RV cam, Long tube headers, Borla exhaust. 1"mm, Auto meter gauges.
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