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.
2006 TJ Rubicon
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.
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...
Do it right the first time !
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.
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