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Unread 11-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Putco Headlight Harness Problems

I installed the headlight harness about a week and a half ago. Everything works great except when I go to turn the lights off. When its in Drive and I shut the lights off, they stay on. Once I shift into Park they turn off and the switch turns them on and off perfectly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Unread 11-18-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Where did you connect the two red + wires to?
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Where did you connect the two red + wires to?
I installed marine terminals right before I hooked up the harness so I just popped them right on to the terminals.
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Where did you connect the two red + wires to?
Battery.
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Unread 11-18-2014, 06:32 PM   #5
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Battery.
Here's a picture I took. The two red wires are for the harness.

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just making sure you didnt go to the same school of eletricianing that whoever go ahold of my jeep did. The fog lights were drawing power from the ignition harness, and the guy used 16ga speaker wire from there to the lights with no fuse. True Story
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just making sure you didnt go to the same school of eletricianing that whoever go ahold of my jeep did. The fog lights were drawing power from the ignition harness, and the guy used 16ga speaker wire from there to the lights with no fuse. True Story
Dear god... So did you figure that out before or after your XJ burnt to the ground?
No but in all honesty I can safely say that I'm part of a very small group of high school XJ owners that actually do safe wiring on their vehicle. People at my school hook up amps to their cig lighters...
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I wish that was the only bad electrical story from my current jeep. It really is amazing that it didn't burn to the ground.
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I wish that was the only bad electrical story from my current jeep. It really is amazing that it didn't burn to the ground.
So what do you think us causing my issue?
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Unread 11-19-2014, 01:04 PM   #10
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I want to say that there's weird cross with the neutral safety switch. Do the lights behave the same way in neutral as they do in park?

I'd start at the light switch and trace the wires to the headlights, particularly paying attention to any place the wires get close to the NSS wiring.
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