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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Is it positively switched? I didn't test negatively switched.
If not its weird. I will check again. Can't believe Jeep doesn't make the information available. I rang a couple of service departments and all they could say was you can't do it. Who would make a 4WD and not expect people to fit spotlights....
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:32 AM
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Couple of pictures of spotlight connection on the below thread on another forum

Hibernator's WK2 build up - Page 10 - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR

Thank you for the pictures. While I am not really adding lights, your thread shed light on the mysterious grommet pass-through for wires from the engine compartment. I purchased the hardware needed to add a front camera and will need that pass-through. I've read about this grommet in other posts but you're the first to capture it in pictures.

That being said, as hideous as I find your OZ front bumpers they serve a purpose. Whether it is for protection against the bush or you will bump into crocs, emus, or 'roos or for winch mounting, these bumpers are functional.

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I hope you didn't drill a hole in the hood to mount your antenna ? From this angle, with the light and shadows, that is how it seems, though I am seeing a wire. And I am not singling you out - I've seen others, on Toyota Prados, LCs, Nissan Patrols etc. Why not just attach it to the hideous bumper?

Now, in hope that it is attached in fact to a bracket on the hideous bumper or it has a magnetic base, why does it have to be in front of the vehicle, dangling in front of your eyes and those of the front passenger? Why not just put it on the roof, at the rear on the bumper, or at the side of the front bumper? I am sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation, but it is not coming naturally to me right now. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:14 AM
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

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Well I am confused. On either the left or the right head light loom I can't find the HiBeam lead. The Green and White one you mentioned showed 6v at low beam which jumped to 12v on high beam. Is that what you got when you tested it? I can't find any at zero then jumping to 12v. what relay did you use?
You're right. None of the wires are 0-12v with High Beam. The High Beam sits at around 5-6v when off then jumps to 12v. Seeing the relay requires 12v to trigger I used this for my LED light bar...

This is the drivers side headlight look unplugged...The Blue mark is the High Beam pin. I can't fully remember what colour it was but Im sure it was like WHITE/BROWN possibly....

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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Thanks Archcat74 I didn't think I was going nuts because I checked it several times. I also checked the point on the harness where you mentioned and you are correct it is a light brown and white wire and it did change from 6v to 12v with high beam.
I bit the bullet and connected up the relay, turned the lights on and switched to high beam and everything works perfect. Now so long as nothing fries when I actually start the car or on my next night drive I am a happy man.
Interesting as this may sound, before I connected to the relay I plugged the light loom back into the head light and rechecked the voltage on the wire I spliced into the harness and found at low beam it was sending 1v and high beam 12v. This is different to when the loom was not connected to the light. I cant explain that one.
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

F1anatic you have to live in Oz to appreciate the need for the 'Hideous Bumper'. Locally called a Bull Bar but should be called a Roo Bar. You see we have so much wild life around here wandering the roads that just driving home from work one can run into a Kangaroo or an Emu. Crocs only live in the warmer parts but the are to low to the ground anyway to worry about. They are a bit like hitting a speed bump. Roos on the other hand are stupid animals. The have a bit of kamakazee in them because its not unusual for them just to jump into the side of the car. I even had one jump in front of the trailer I was towing. Sometimes, on the bigger Roo's the Bull Bar is not enough because they jump over it and smash into the windscreen. Emu are just as stupid because they always want to race the car. They can be standing still then you drive beside them and they run as fast as they can, which is pretty fast mind you, then when they start to loose the get the shits and just change direction in front of you and you end up with a bunch of feathers everywhere. Wombat's aren't much fun as they are like hitting a monster rock and they just throw the vehicle sideways - again a Bull Bar doesn't help but it makes you feel better.
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Thank you for the explanation. While we do not have the same wildlife challenges, we do have deer, even in heavily urbanized areas as Chicago. I nearly crashed into 5 of them the other day, stupidly eating grass by roadside, near a forest preserve. I do accept the bull bar and I have no doubts I would install one myself if I lived over there.

That being said, I still need more convincing about the antenna location. I understand that it is more convenient to run a cable thru some grommet in the firewall then to run the whole length of the car, underneath, but really, why mount it at the front dangling in front of the eyes? Here are just similar install on a Prado and here's a Patrol. Why in the front?
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

I've got nothing on the antenna location other then its easy to mount to the bulbar. You don't have to worry about fitting other brackets anywhere else. Or it could just be a good way to annoy the wife. Some radio tech may have a better reason.
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Rather than drill a hole in the hood to mount the antenna I chose to glue it there and then add a bit of gaffa tape for extra strength.

Seriously though, there are purpose designed antenna mounts on the bull bar



Having the antenna mount at the front is very useful for where I use the vehicle, which is bush tracks with lots of low overhanging timber. The antenna is 2 inches higher than the vehicle and acts as a gauge to whether I can fit under branches.

naut210 accurately described why we fit bullbars. It has already saved me thousands of dollars in damage from kangaroos with a death wish
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

I managed to get the wiring diagrams from Jeep for the LH and RH head light looms. Hope they help.
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I got to see if my Light s/w pulls out
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

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I managed to get the wiring diagrams from Jeep for the LH and RH head light looms. Hope they help.
After trying to splice into the White/Green, which has been posted & didn't work at all , and the White/Brown that has also been posted & the spotlights remain on in low beam and high beam I resorted to a quality Multimeter and it is as the wiring diagrams you have supplied
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