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post #301 of 801 Old 05-19-2013, 12:02 PM
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Those look fantastic man! Mind if I put your pics in a gallery on the website? What you did with the controller looks pretty good. Maybe I'll add some commentary to the install instructions showing it as an optional way to go.

Thanks man!
Yea no problem man.
BTW, Im still trying to see if I can get those measurements of the JK for you.


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post #302 of 801 Old 05-19-2013, 06:30 PM
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FYI: On With Lights

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but:

For those of you that remember the original post, Craigbru hooked his LEDs to the Orange (+) and Black (-) wires of the 4wd LO to come on with the parking lamps. Yet in the instructions he has it hooked up to the Cig Lighter power to come on with switched Acc power. The reason is the amperage on the t-case plug isn't enough to push the LEDs, and they simply don't light up.

Long story short, the entire console's lights are powered by the same fuse as the passenger side parking/tail lights. #10 in the image below, 10AMP mini fuse.

Throwing in a mini Add-A-Line from Advance Auto with another 10 AMP fuse, you can wire in the LEDs to come on with the lights using virtually the same circuit the prototypes used.

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Yea no problem man.
BTW, Im still trying to see if I can get those measurements of the JK for you.
Outstanding!

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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but:

For those of you that remember the original post, Craigbru hooked his LEDs to the Orange (+) and Black (-) wires of the 4wd LO to come on with the parking lamps. Yet in the instructions he has it hooked up to the Cig Lighter power to come on with switched Acc power. The reason is the amperage on the t-case plug isn't enough to push the LEDs, and they simply don't light up.

Long story short, the entire console's lights are powered by the same fuse as the passenger side parking/tail lights. #10 in the image below, 10AMP mini fuse.

Throwing in a mini Add-A-Line from Advance Auto with another 10 AMP fuse, you can wire in the LEDs to come on with the lights using virtually the same circuit the prototypes used.

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Wow, great post. I didn't get a chance to expand on this earlier, but you are completely correct. That's also a great method to use for those guys that are leery of tapping into any OEM wiring. If anyone chooses to take the route audiophonicz suggested, pics would be appreciated. I can then add them to the install instructions.

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post #304 of 801 Old 05-19-2013, 06:50 PM
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I'll get you some pics tomorrow.
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I'll get you some pics tomorrow.
Thank you very much. I appreciate it!

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post #306 of 801 Old 05-19-2013, 11:15 PM
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I placed my order last weekend and received it Friday in Pasco, WA. I got them installed today was very happy with how they look as well as how easy they were to install. I thought I'd point out that the RGB controller allows you to turn the lights off completely. So even if you don't wire them to an illumination trigger, they can be turned off during the day or any other time you want them off.

Craig thank you for sharing your product with us other Jeep heads!


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post #307 of 801 Old 05-20-2013, 02:19 AM
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Audio by virtually useing the same fuse you mean one of the bridges that connect with the fuse and you run a wire from it to the leds and install an inline fuse? Thus leds will get power when the fuse gets power witch is via acc key turn? Correct? Just trying to make things a little clear so everyone understands

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post #308 of 801 Old 05-20-2013, 06:40 AM
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I finally installed mine and everyone loves them. I have it set to rotate through colors slowly... Kids picked that mode.

So now I'm wondering if you've thought about making a rectangular one to fit into that spot just to the right of the shifter? Could it be tied into the other two electrical connections and work ok?

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I placed my order last weekend and received it Friday in Pasco, WA. I got them installed today was very happy with how they look as well as how easy they were to install. I thought I'd point out that the RGB controller allows you to turn the lights off completely. So even if you don't wire them to an illumination trigger, they can be turned off during the day or any other time you want them off.

Craig thank you for sharing your product with us other Jeep heads!


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They look great man! Can I put your pic in the customer gallery on the website?

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Audio by virtually useing the same fuse you mean one of the bridges that connect with the fuse and you run a wire from it to the leds and install an inline fuse? Thus leds will get power when the fuse gets power witch is via acc key turn? Correct? Just trying to make things a little clear so everyone understands
Yes, the LED's would get power when the fuse gets power, but it's better than just ACC. They would actually turn on when the lights do, and only then.

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I finally installed mine and everyone loves them. I have it set to rotate through colors slowly... Kids picked that mode.

So now I'm wondering if you've thought about making a rectangular one to fit into that spot just to the right of the shifter? Could it be tied into the other two electrical connections and work ok?
Haha, awesome!

I hadn't thought about that, but it would certainly work. Another 'Y' adapter and a rectangular LED would do it. Would there be much demand for that? I could certainly make it an upgrade option.

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post #310 of 801 Old 05-20-2013, 08:10 AM
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They look great man! Can I put your pic in the customer gallery on the website?
Absolutely! Actually I just snapped a quick phone pic to show the end result because you know "if you don't have a pic, it didn't happen". I will get a few better pictures to you within the next day or so for you.
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... thought about making a rectangular one to fit into that spot just to the right of the shifter? Could it be tied into the other two electrical connections and work ok?
That, my friend, is a brilliant idea. I already have thoughts of JEEP illuminated vertically...

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Audio by virtually useing the same fuse you mean one of the bridges that connect with the fuse and you run a wire from it to the leds and install an inline fuse? Thus leds will get power when the fuse gets power witch is via acc key turn? Correct? Just trying to make things a little clear so everyone understands
#1 no inline fuse needed, it adds a 2nd fuse itself. See next post.

#2 My way gets power via PARKING LAMPS, not ACC. Ie, no key in the ignition, turn your headlights on, they come on. During daytime driving with headlights off or set to Auto, they are NOT powered on.
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On With Parking Lamps Wiring

Instructions for On-With-Parking/Tail Lights:

Pick yourself up a Mini Fuse Tap "Add-A-Circuit" ($10 Advance Auto) and some mini 10 amp blade fuses (5 for $5 Advance Auto).
You only need one fuse, but spares are good to have.




Locate fuses 8 thru 10 in the Power Distribution Center. They're all 10 amp.

#8 = Left Parking/Tail Lamps
#9 = Trailer Hookup Parking/Tail Lamps
#10 = Right Parking/Tail Lamps <-- We tap into this one



Install Add-A-Circuit like so



Testing and hookups:

Green is LED controller to ground
Red is LED controller to #10 Add-A-Circuit fuse




Ignition ON - Headlights OFF - Parking Lamps OFF



Ignition OFF - Headlights OFF - Parking Lamps ON




I ran the power wire from the Add-A-Circuit through the firewall using the lowest, hardest to reach grommet the same way I ran my subwoofer power (pics stolen from my other thread).

Engine Side:



Interior Side: (The grommet pictured is actually higher up than the one you want)



And finally, wire into the controller in place:


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post #313 of 801 Old 05-20-2013, 10:55 PM
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I have mine illuminated with ACC on. Here are a few daytime photos.
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post #314 of 801 Old 05-21-2013, 12:38 AM
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Man these are sooo sweet I cannot wait to get a set for the JK

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post #315 of 801 Old 05-21-2013, 03:47 AM
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It would be nice to have the rectangular one with "Jeep" in the middle that lights up.
Seen some on ebay for Hyundai/ Kia
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