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Old 05-02-2015, 08:31 AM
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Damn... wish I would have seen this thread 2 weeks ago when I installed my light bar and driving lights. Wanted to tie into the high beams as I have done in the past but I never has a vehicle before with 27 wires going to the headlights so I decided to just installing a wireless switch to avoid the need to run cabling inside and cutting the dash for a switch. Works like a champ, but would have been better simply wired to the high beams.

Nice mods to your Jeep. Like the air compressor install. On my TJ I turned the air conditioning compressor into an air pump for the tires. That was fine for the TJ which I rarely drive with the doors and windows attached, not so much for the WK2.


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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.
Thanks all for your info.
I'm about to fit a good LED light bar, and will hopefully be able to get the relay working for high beam using the White/green wire as mentioned.
Relay power? From the battery jumper leads connection I assume?

The HID low beams are awesome, but the high beam is what I would call "underwhelming". Hopefully the light bar will fix that, just have to narrow down WHICH light bar- any recommendations?
Maybe something here, perhaps not....
Quality, and price, and bang for buck seems to vary a lot!

23 inch led light bar | eBay

I'm looking for quality, and relatively compact. I don't want a massive bar which will block too much cooling air to the radiator as I tow a 3Tonne van.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Dezi,

Could you please provide info on your light bar mounting and your recovery mounts?

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Damn... wish I would have seen this thread 2 weeks ago when I installed my light bar and driving lights. Wanted to tie into the high beams as I have done in the past but I never has a vehicle before with 27 wires going to the headlights so I decided to just installing a wireless switch to avoid the need to run cabling inside and cutting the dash for a switch. Works like a champ, but would have been better simply wired to the high beams.

Nice mods to your Jeep. Like the air compressor install. On my TJ I turned the air conditioning compressor into an air pump for the tires. That was fine for the TJ which I rarely drive with the doors and windows attached, not so much for the WK2.

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Old 07-05-2015, 10:21 PM
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

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Dezi,

Could you please provide info on your light bar mounting and your recovery mounts?

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Falcon,

The light bar is part of a full bumper swap out under the bumper cover. One of the main reasons why front end accidents are so expensive to fix is the BS stamped steel bumper residing under the nice looking bumper cover. Rocky Road Outfitters makes the parts... the bumper is actually able to mount a winch inside the cover. The winch looks cool but I've been pretty good at not getting stuck bad enough to need a winch. A high lift jack is as much as I ever need and a whole lot more flexible for a variety of uses.

If you want to see what it looks like during the install... here is a picture of the front end disassembled, stock bumper removed and the RRO bumper on the floor ready to be installed.



What you see where my tow hooks used to be is actually a Blue Ox base plate that allows me to flat tow the Jeep behind my motorhome. They will work as a recovery point but they are intended for towing.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:27 AM
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

I wired my led bar via relay to the white /gray wire on driver side light (aust) beneath coolant tank. Plug unclips ok and easy to lift up and put a connector on. All working well now.
Must tell local ARB how its done.....
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:07 AM
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

I just finished installing my hidden spot lights in another thread:
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The details of the high beam wire on the 2014 GC (back of the right-hand headlight):
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Can anyone tell me when wiring up the harness relay for the spotlights/bar light does the earth wire need to go straight to the chassis or to the black earth wire for the headlight? This would be the case if the headlight is negatively switched. Thanks Fred
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