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post #1 of 5 Old 10-28-2013, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring KC Hilites to stock driving lights Jeep WK

Im looking to wire my new kc hilites directly into my stock driving lights. I was wondering if there are any problems with doing this and how I would go about doing this? Also does anybody have pictures or experience with doing this? Basically i want my hilites to come on with the same switch that controls my stock driving lights.

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....the Jeep is a 2005 Grand Cherokee limited
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-31-2013, 07:17 PM
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You sure you won't blind oncoming traffic with them on.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-31-2013, 08:07 PM
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Im looking to wire my new kc hilites directly into my stock driving lights. I was wondering if there are any problems with doing this and how I would go about doing this? Also does anybody have pictures or experience with doing this? Basically i want my hilites to come on with the same switch that controls my stock driving lights.

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Not a good idea, and may be illegal. Any reason why you wouldn't want them wired up on their own switch?

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-01-2013, 04:40 AM
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Might check your local laws. Many states only allow one set of auxiliary lights operating at a time.
That being said, wiring is easy. Simply install a relay and use the hot lead to the aux lights to excite it.
I run a set of Bosch driving lights relayed to the high beams on our F350. This allows me to operate the lows without forcing people off the road, while giving a huge boost to visibility when the road is clear.
Also, double check to insure your KC's have the lighting fan that will work for you. Many of the round offroad style lights are pencil beams. This gives a narrow deep beam. For on road work, I prefer a quality rectangular light. These give a wider beam that allows me to see more of the sides of the road (important when you live in deer country).
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