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post #1 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I was looking at some of the Mopar accessories for the KK and was curious about their installation. When I had my Subaru, when I added the factory fog lights to it (it didn't come with them when I purchased it) the wiring, etc. was already run in the car. All I needed were the actual lights themselves, a relay and a dash button which all came with the OEM kit I purchased. Are the KKs the same way? For example, if I were looking at a rear view camera set up, would wires already be in the hatch and I'd simply have to plug into something? Or would I need to run all the wires myself?

I know something like the factory remote start would require a trip to the dealer but I was curious if some of the other products were something I could install on my own.


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post #2 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 01:46 PM
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I don't know the answer to the wiring question, but I know that several folks on here have added the factory fog lights. They have to be enabled by a computer flash at the dealer, but they're not to hard to install according to most.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Fortunately I have the fog lights from the factory. My reference was just an example of the Subaru being pre-wired during manufacturing. Apparently they build all their cars alike and set them up for various options. Whether or not they're included in the final build obviously depends on the order. It's kind of cool. I was hoping Jeep did something similar. I'd rather plug and play if at all possible

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I think all of the manufacturers do. It wouldn't make sense to have a bunch of different wiring harnesses for the same model vehicle, the cost could get very high.

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post #5 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so for something like the Mopar remote starter, would that simply just require plugging into an existing controller in the rig and then getting new keys? Or would there be more to it?

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 04:55 PM
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Most of the electronic upgrades require a computer flash at the dealer to turn them on.

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 07:25 PM
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So if you need the computer to get a flash jump to install fogs...what if you install fogs on a brush guard or roof? Is that still the case?
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 08:02 PM
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If you run your own wiring, relay, and switch for your own lights, then no flash needed. But if you add a new Mopar accessory that works with the Jeep's computer (OEM fogs, remote start, cruise control, etc.), it will need a computer flash to make it active. A few accessories like heated seats are plug and play and do not require the flash because they have their own switch and just tap power from the cigarette lighter circuit.

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-17-2013, 09:16 AM
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Oh ok, yea I plan on putting fogs on my brush guard in the near future. I also plan to run the wiring and use generic switches to power.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-17-2013, 12:04 PM
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Cool, the aftermarket lights should work right off the bat for you then. Just be sure you use a relay in your light circuit-- it protects your switch from seeing all the amps so it doesn't catch fire and burn down your rig. Here is a reference with some good wiring diagrams: http://www.accessconnect.com/fog_dri...hts_wiring.htm

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