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Unread 10-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Aux light wiring help

anyone have photos of how they ran the wiring from a light bar back for thier Aux lighting. Just got my front bumper light bar and my KC lights. Wondering where you went around the grill, how you ran them under the hood, and where you mounted the switch and where you went through the firewall or around it
Going to be doing this on the weekend so would like to have a idea
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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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No pics but I ran them under the hood and followed some factory hoses/wires underneath and then came up throught the floor through a drain gromit.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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I went under the grill towards the passenger side, then ran back towards the battery. I did this because my relays mount on the firewall near the battery and it's easy to make the connection there. From there, I ran along the firewall to the drivers side and went through the firewall at the grommet beside the master cylinder.
That will get you here....



Here's my harness, laid in loose, but this is the side I went, then I zip tied the aux. harness to the OEM harness.



My harness is made for my custom built aux. lights, that's why there are two leads(high/low beam) so it's much bigger than one that comes with KC's.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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Thats what I am hoping to do, up the passenger then the switch near my right hand, or near the manual shifter. The harness says to run to the battery, then the relay sits near the battery by the looks of it. Is your dash pulled out or is that just removing the side pannel?
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Unread 10-11-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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Thats what I am hoping to do, up the passenger then the switch near my right hand, or near the manual shifter. The harness says to run to the battery, then the relay sits near the battery by the looks of it. Is your dash pulled out or is that just removing the side pannel?
What year of Jeep do you have. 2007-10 has a place to push wires through the end of the firewall by the side panel.
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Couple of threads for you to read:

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Unread 10-12-2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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Thats what I am hoping to do, up the passenger then the switch near my right hand, or near the manual shifter. The harness says to run to the battery, then the relay sits near the battery by the looks of it. Is your dash pulled out or is that just removing the side pannel?
Just the side panel, I pushed enough wire through the grommet that I didn't have to contort too much to reach them under the dash. The lower panel under the steering wheel comes off easy too, makes it easy to find the wires.
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Maybe way over kill for what your trying to do but check out this product Spod at 4x4spod.com. They even have an installation
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Unread 10-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #9
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Sorry I better update my profile. 2007 now, sold the 1990 a few years ago.
How did you run the wire around your grill or under it? Or I guess where abouts and did you have to cut anything to make sure it fit nice?
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Unread 10-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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Nothing fancy, just remove the grill and run the wires, very easy. No cutting of anything, except the tails from the zip ties..lol
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Take the side panel off the dash. Look inside to the firewall and you will see a button of tan foam insulation. Push a stiff wire (wire coat hanger) through the insulation, tape your lighting wires to the stiff wire and pull it back through the insulation.
Daystar makes a nice 4 switch panel that replaces the lower dash panel behind the shifter.
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