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Unread 10-29-2010, 02:34 PM   #16
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switched out the thermostat today...solved the overheating problem. thanks to those who helped. went out and picked up new hood and liftgate glass arms today...sale on strong arms at discount auto, as well as a dremel. finally going to try and put the tailgate LED in tomorrow along with the new arms so my hood and trunk glass stay up on there own!

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Unread 10-31-2010, 06:11 PM   #17
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got the light into the tailgate, all the wiring run, but when i connected power, the switch lights up showing power, but the light does not, any ideas? i went back and switched the power to the other wire on the light, and still nothing. anyone have any ideas/advice? if i directly grounded the light, do you think that would solve the problem? here's a pic showing the switch getting power, and a diagram of my wiring...


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Unread 10-31-2010, 06:37 PM   #18
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your light has to be grounded....the wire from A on the switch goes to the power wire of the LED lights (its prob red) then your white wire on your light should go to ground...post a pic of the light wires if you can.
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Unread 10-31-2010, 06:38 PM   #19
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better yet...just go out to your car and ground out the white wire on your light to metal in your tail gate and flick the switch.
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Unread 10-31-2010, 06:48 PM   #20
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that's what i thought, but multiple peeps on here said dont worry about grounding the light itself. i'll test the ground in the mornin or tom after work
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Unread 10-31-2010, 07:02 PM   #21
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i never said the light didn't need to be grounded. lol

from the light- power - ground

then power to middle tab on switch

one side of switch to the source (known power)

other side to ground
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Unread 10-31-2010, 07:04 PM   #22
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it wasnt you, it was someone else. but dont worry, im slowly learning who's advice to trust and who's to double check on. everything looks clean, and once i open it up and reconnect it all tomorrow, hopefully i'll get a finished pic up
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Unread 10-31-2010, 07:10 PM   #23
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electricity is a cycle that has to be completed...right now with no ground on the light you have an open circuit.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 02:35 PM   #24
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alright. short day on the roof. a 12-building complex inspection and waited in line dtown for a permit. contacted the shop that i got the light from...confirmed that out of the 3 wires of the 3-pin connector, red is dummy, black is power, and white is ground. since i already had power to black, i ground the light with a self-tapping screw to my tailgate. (is this ok, or do i need to ground to main body?) AND....nothing. switch comes on, light does not.

on another note, white smoke is coming out of my tailpipe when i first start the jeep up, and until it is warmed up. is this a sign of too rich of an antifreeze mixture when i refilled the system? or is it a blown head gasket? the smoke stops once the jeep warms up, and i opened the bleed valve and rad cap, and just poured straight water in to dilute it more, it seemed to lessen the smoke. any ideas?
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Unread 11-01-2010, 04:12 PM   #25
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so you KNOW you have power to the switch.... do you have a led light or standard?
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Unread 11-01-2010, 05:21 PM   #26
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try hooking the power to the red wire on the led.....sounds like you need to experiment a little bit.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 05:43 PM   #27
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led. yeah, i may go out there and try hookin it to the red. i just went on what the dealer told me. on the light, it's labeled "brake", "tail", "ground" so theoretically, either black or red should work. be right back...
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Unread 11-01-2010, 06:09 PM   #28
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so yeah. i got a ****in' nightlight. sending this **** back tomorrow. can someone give me a link to a good light? ive got all my wiring run now. just need a 6" oval. stupid ebay

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Unread 11-01-2010, 06:11 PM   #29
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thats ebay for ya......peterson 416K oval backup light. its super brite.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #30
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the brake light wire may be brighter than the tail light wire...might wanna check that out too?
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