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Unread 02-26-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Offroad lights for '06 TJ

I would like to replace my stock, bumper mount fog lights with something better. I would like to reuse the factory wiring and switch. Also, I want to install 2 windshield mount lights and find a good location for the additional switch. Anyone have any advice and maybe some pictures too. I would like to have all 4 from the same mfg.

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Unread 02-27-2009, 04:11 AM   #2
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I would like to replace my stock, bumper mount fog lights with something better. I would like to reuse the factory wiring and switch.
I would use the existing wires that are now going to the lights to actuate a new relay that will turn on the lights.
Pull the wire back to the relay mounting point and attach the power wire from the existing relay to pin 86 and ground pin 85. (good grounds mean bare metal contact, external tooth star lock washers, ring lugs, conductive corrosion resistant paste, similar gauged wire).
If you are using a Relay Harness from the Light Manufacturer use the existing OEM positive wire as switch wires for the new harness.

Another thing I like to do, redo the ground wires from the lights.
If there are two wire coming from the new lights (red and black), the red power will go to the relay and the black ground would normally be connected to a grounding point near the lights but I like to route the ground wires (2 into 1 larger gauge wire is OK), back to the battery.
If there is only one wire coming from the light (usually a red power wire), add a ground wire to the housing.
If there are to many wires at the battery a stud or terminal strip can be installed.


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I want to install 2 windshield mount lights and find a good location for the additional switch. Anyone have any advice and maybe some pictures too.
There are a lot of manufacturers of switches that are similar to the OEM Jeep stuff, where... you are going to have to look it up because I don't know for sure the type or look you want.
I have read and seen pic of a lot of switch setups that look OEM.
I am sure someone will pickup on this and let you know where to go; so to speak...


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I would like to have all 4 from the same mfg.
I like the KC Slim Line Lights.


Luck,
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Unread 02-27-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will do a little more research. I have heard good things about KC.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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I have an '06 TJ myself and am in the process of looking at lights (and many other electrical items). I came across this in my research, you might want to give it a once over.

http://fitchva.com/jeep/?p=47
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Unread 02-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #5
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I just did a search and found a switch/relay setup. Looks pricey but well made. Anyone have any experience with www.4x4sPOD.com?
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Unread 02-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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I checked out the link, your right, nice but expensive. I'll have to keep a check and ebay and craigslist.
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Unread 03-01-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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Not any help to your question, but I would be very interested in your factory fog lights if you wanted to sell them. PM me if you want to part with them.

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