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post #61 of 93 Old 05-03-2020, 10:24 AM
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Lastly, I installed the upgraded bulbs for the side markers, rear brakes/turn signals, and reverse lights.

Now, I have to shoot the 'after' pics. Back in a few....
Did they just send you the marker and backup bulbs with no packaging?

I don't want to pay 25% extra for something I can just get at amazon with free shipping.

just need references on what to look for that will be exact fit.

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The marker and backup bulbs were packed in a small ziplock bag.

The bulb part #s are listed on post #2 of this thread.

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hello

im geting ready to rewire my cj7. here is the relay power distribution box that i will be mounting on the fender for my lights. it has a relay for high beam,low beam, day running halo's, fog, kc daylighters and a future light bar. the power feed wires will be crimped into one battery lug hooked to the battery. then there is a fuse between the input wire and the relay. now im waiting on the colored wires that match the factory colors. the fog lights get its power from the normal closed on the high beam. so when you turn on the high beam it will automatically shut off the fog lights.

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The marker and backup bulbs were packed in a small ziplock bag.

The bulb part #s are listed on post #2 of this thread.

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Were the backup and side-markers led or halogen bulbs? is there a brand?
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Halogen. Brand unknown. Call or email Daniel Stern and ask him. He was great to work with.

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LED's don't play nice with the side markers because of the way the circuit is designed


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...also if you live up north the LED's don't warm up enough to melt the snow and ice that accumulates on the lens of headlights.
I used a Ford pickup PDB with fuses and relays built in and then mated a pair of Flösser 145/100's



with my Hella Vision plus headlamps. they work great and the fluting on the lens make adjusting the beam a snap~keeping the light on the road and out of the opposing driver's eyes.

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Thanks for the summary, Matt. It seems everytime I get ready to do an upgrade you've done it or have the answer.
Can you tell me how you settled on bulb wattage? Are some too bright or is it a heat issue with the higher wattage? It seems with these new wires and relays, you could have gone with a higher wattage than 100/55 but you went with that one. Then, on Daniel Stern's site he says a 60/55w is the best of the bunch.
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Hi RedRaider,

I went with Daniel Stern's recommended wattages. FYI, I think 100W headlights may technically be illegal in some states. I figured since they are only 100W on high beams, they'd be OK. They are plenty bright, and certainly will earn you the "flash" from oncoming cars, if you forget to turn them off.

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Just my own personal preference but I use Flösser 92145 bulbs with Hella Vison Plus headlight shells

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Hi RedRaider,

I went with Daniel Stern's recommended wattages. FYI, I think 100W headlights may technically be illegal in some states. I figured since they are only 100W on high beams, they'd be OK. They are plenty bright, and certainly will earn you the "flash" from oncoming cars, if you forget to turn them off.

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Good enough for me, thank ya sir.
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hello

im geting ready to rewire my cj7. here is the relay power distribution box that i will be mounting on the fender for my lights. it has a relay for high beam,low beam, day running halo's, fog, kc daylighters and a future light bar. the power feed wires will be crimped into one battery lug hooked to the battery. then there is a fuse between the input wire and the relay. now im waiting on the colored wires that match the factory colors. the fog lights get its power from the normal closed on the high beam. so when you turn on the high beam it will automatically shut off the fog lights.

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Looks very nice but there is a reason a CJ does not have a headlight fuse, they tend to blow when you are driving at night and turn off your lights for you !!!

A CJ light switch includes a momentary breaker, if your headlights start to flash it is this breaker opening and closing rapidly. Time to stop and find out where the short is rather than drive off into a tree.

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I have no issues with oncoming drivers 'flashing' me on account that those Hella Vision plus headlight shells are fluted in such a way that aiming them properly is easy and doesn't blind folks like those unrestricted LED's that I see so often on the interstate these days.
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Ok, I'm resurrecting this thread with another question. I just received the wiring upgrade harness from Rodtiques LLC. Everything on the harness makes sense for installation. My question concerns the existing wiring under the hood/firewall of my jeep.

I can't seem to find where the new harness plugs into the old harness wiring. The new harness has the male end plug, so I would be looking for the female end on old wiring. Can't find that. Was wondering if there is no plug on old wiring, will I need to splice into old wiring and add the female plug where I splice the wire?
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Ok, I'm resurrecting this thread with another question. I just received the wiring upgrade harness from Rodtiques LLC. Everything on the harness makes sense for installation. My question concerns the existing wiring under the hood/firewall of my jeep.

I can't seem to find where the new harness plugs into the old harness wiring. The new harness has the male end plug, so I would be looking for the female end on old wiring. Can't find that. Was wondering if there is no plug on old wiring, will I need to splice into old wiring and add the female plug where I splice the wire?
Usually it plugs into the old headlight plug.



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