I've been wanting to install an EVIC in my '06 KJ Sport, and finally bought one on eBay. It's version 56042756AJ, which included Homelink and TPM. I've read the excellent resource page (http://www.jeepkj.com/evic/
) prior to doing anything. I'm set to go, but...
I wanted to check things out, so today, I pulled the stock map lights out of the headliner, pulled the lamp connector and plugged it into the EVIC. With the doors closed the map lights on the EVIC were very dim, and when I pushed the buttons to turn them on, they came to full brightness. Pushed the buttons again, and they became dim, and even were flickering. With the engine running, the lights never went completely out (like the original lights do). The bulbs in the EVIC are different than the bulbs in the original map lights. I'm guessing that the EVIC lights have a higher current draw (more wattage) that the original map lights, and thats what is keeping them from going completely out. Sound good, or is it something else?
Also, when I bought the EVIC, I also bought an ambient air temp sensor for behind the grill. But, while doing an oil change the other day, I found that the KJ already has an ambient temp sensor. I was under the impression that there shouldn't be one since I didn't have an EVIC. Am I right or wrong? Does this mean anything?
I was hoping that the KJ came pre-wired for the EVIC, but apparently not, so I'll have to make a harness, which looks easy.
So far I haven't cut the headliner, so I have time to back-out of this project if it looks like things are not going to work as planned.