Sounds like a bunch of fun! No seriously though to me thats like giving a nerd a rubix cube haha I'm an electrical engineer so this stuff is second nature. If it gets brighter out or if you can get a better camera, take a picture of how its mounted in your Jeep. The only way I would ever CONSIDER doing this is if I could get it to blend in well. I kinda want it now though. Also, that relay thing for the lights is brilliant, I hate how my dome lights get brighter depending on how many doors you have open haha. Also, I didn't know the ZJs told you if you left your blinker on, I thought that was only the dubJ's? The rear light out sensor system is absolutely brilliant, I have no clue why they removed it from the WJs and the WKs. That was such a nice feature I will never ever get pulled over for a brake light in my ZJ. The one time I got pulled over for that in my XJ, I told the officer I had no clue and I showed him I had spares and a screwdriver in my glovebox and I told him I'd do it right on the spot, = no ticket.
This is beautiful, how did you get this to work! I have the dash lights for the part time on my 231 but neither of them EVER turn on and I can't find a sensor on the Tcase or anything to determine whether its in 4wd or not. How does the Jeep know?
And for the coolant sensor, how did you go about mounting that?
I have access to wiring diagrams for jeeps from '99 and older (computerized database :P) everything pretty much hooks right up with the exception of some sensors, and such. As for the coolant sensor, getting a ZJ coolant overflow bottle, or attaching the sensor will work. I didn't know about the blinker warning either until i was looking at the pinout and said what the he** i didn't know that! as for fitting in, it actually fits pretty well, it's just more a matter of me & mr. Hacksaw getting rid of extra plastic, and just Pushing it into place! tight fit, don't even need screws. The bezel needs the hole enlarged a bit, but other than that it fits well, and looks good!
I have a much better digicam I will get you some nice pictures of it.
as for those lights, check on your front axle, there is a switch mounted beside the "shift motor" only the 242 has the wires on the TC because the 231 doesn't have full time it does not need it, but check the switch on the front axle disconnect (if you have it), and keep in mind that the wire gets grounded when the jeep is in 4x4 mode so it might even be a bulb!
My next little interior mod projects should be interesting too, I want to put lights for the rear floor where the driver and passenger side seatbelt retractors are, a rechargable flashlight with charging base, and FRS radio with charging base. those are easy compared to the VIC wiring. and this: http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/...erseLights.htm
I have wayyyy to much spare time, I just sit thinking of things to add lol.