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Where do you find the trigger for aftermarket driving light relay

Help!

Where do you get the 12v trigger for aftermarket driving light relay.

I was going to source the constant power from the battery box or the accessory terminal but I can't find the trigger for the relay.

I checked with an auto electrician and he said it's a pain in the butt because of the Canbus and HID Hi/Lo shutter.

The Jeep dealer was completely useless on this question as well.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Where do you find the trigger for aftermarket driving light relay

Awe, come on...there must be some Gurus' out there who know the answer.

What about using the "shutter" power off the mechanical HI/Lo bean shutter?
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:57 PM
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Re: Where do you find the trigger for aftermarket driving light relay

Trigger? I think you're talking about the accessory 12v source - powers on when the key is on the ON position.

If so, the one I tapped into is the cigarette lighter inside the dash cubby. Pull the center stack out, and find the wires that go to the back of the plug. Follow the lead up as far as you can until you find a spot you can splice into. Or, if you get a lockpick (CHR550), it comes with a dedicated 12v acc output.

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Are you looking to wire your lights so that they only work with your high beams on? If so, then I havent ventured that far yet.. but then again, I probably wouldnt wire my lights that way either.
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Re: Where do you find the trigger for aftermarket driving light relay

Here's the thing bus systems... If the load is improper, the controller will shut down the bus in question. Lighting pulls quite a bit of load. In the event you wire into the wrong one, as stated above, the bus will be closed.

Why not eliminate all doubt and wire directly to the battery?

What exactly are you trying to do other than install aftermarket lights? Are you mounting them where the factory fogs go? What's the specs on them?
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Re: Where do you find the trigger for aftermarket driving light relay

Sorry for the delay guys, I've been away.

The power for the lights will be sourced from the Battery directly.

It's the active 12Volts needed to trigger/activate the relay that then allows the power to run to the lights.

The lights will be 2 x 100w Ralley 2000's.

I think the headlights on the Jeep are pretty average for rural or back country driving.

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