In base anyone finds this later here is what I did. The two wire side marker must have a chassis ground because the wires are the same as the running and blinker to the front. So to get blinking side markers also you just need to to the same two to three wire conversion with the diodes and resisters just use the front lights ground wires. Since my lights were being mounted so close to each other I just soldered them all together and it works fine.
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I know I'm reviving an old thread, but I am looking for some confirmation. If I am converting to all LEDs (all 4 corners of the TJ), how must I wire the front in order to have sidemarkers and turn signals work like stock. My thought process has lead me to believe that I will do the following:
Convert the turn signals (2 inch round 2 wire LED) to a 3 wire using 2 diodes and a resistor, connect directly into the 3 wire turn signal harness (stock)
Convert the side marker (3/4" round 2 wire LED) to a 3 wire using 2 diodes and a resistor, connect the 2 lives wires (stock 2 wire side marker wiring) to the two diode links and then ground the LED to the frame.
Will this give me stock results where the lights will work with the headlights on/parking lights on/ all lights off?
Hi Eddie, The two to three wire conversion on the side marker will mean it lights dull when the lights come on,
and flashes bright at the same time as the front lamp whether the lights are on or not.
You will loose the wig-wag effect when the lights are on as the side marker will light up brighter instead of going out.
So basically, doing the 2 to 3 wire conversion on the side markers AS WELL AS the front signals will allow all 4 LEDs up front to work as a turn signal regardless of whether or not the parking lights/headlights are on? I understand that the side markers will be 1/2 as dim as parking lights then get fully bright when I have the turn signal on. But is grounding the side marker to a frame ground or common ground the proper move?
So basically, doing the 2 to 3 wire conversion on the side markers AS WELL AS the front signals
will allow all 4 LEDs up front to work as a turn signal regardless of whether or not the parking lights/headlights are on?
Originally Posted by Eddie13f
I understand that the side markers will be 1/2 as dim as parking lights then get fully bright when I have the turn signal on.
But is grounding the side marker to a frame ground or common ground the proper move?
Tap the ground wire going to the front turn/markers for the side LEDs.
That way they'll ground through the loom to the ground points on the rear of the grill near each headlamp.
That makes sense. Thanks so much for your input. Couldn't I also run wires from the front turn signal (between the LED and the diodes/resistor) to the side marker? That way I wouldn't use the stock side marker wires at all and would onlt need a total of 4 diodes and 2 resistors?
You could run the wires from between the front lamp and diodes/resistor. I presume it would be OK and it would reduce the amount of joins in the wiring
compared to having two sets of diodes/resistor on each side of the Jeep.
I have a bundle of wire links with croc clips so I'd be tempted to wire it up off the vehicle and test it to see if seems OK, before soldering and heatshrinking it all up.
Ok, so 2006 LJ. My front right, forward facing parking light/turn signal went out. I bought some 3/4" LED turn signals, and am going to install them below the headlights, reminescent of the ol' CJ's. Problem I'm having is how to wire the 2-wire LED's to do as the side/flair mounted lights work (ie: stay on during parking lights and flash during a turn). Once the forward facing bulb is blown, the flair light only fast flashes during turns, but will not stay on when not. I am going to order the flasher relay from GenRight, but still need to wire them in the mean time.
It's looking like Diodes are what other people have tried, but I don't see how it will work.......
seems like one side of the diode pack will supply 12v when p-lights are on, and the other side will supply 12v when the turn siganls flash. but if voltage is always present on at least one wire the LED will stay on, and not flash....
And why does the side marker light no longer work at all? Does a wire need to "pass through" the forward facing light?