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WK2 spotlight connection

g'day all,

Proud owner of a wk2 overland for about 6 months now. I what to fit spotlights but do not know where to connect to so they come on with the high beam. Anyone got any ideas ????
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I would like an answer to this one too, currently manually switched spots which are not the best option, if anyone has done this please share. Thanks in advance.
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Re: WK2 spotlight connection

Haven't done it yet (waiting to fit my nudge bar from jeep, when they have time to make the brackets) but the only way i can think of is to try and use the wire that controls the shutter in the HID light. either that or behind the instrument cluster and go from the high beam indicator light.
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Re: WK2 Overland spotlight connection - Solution

Finally found the solution to my problem.

1. For right hand drive vehicle ( never looked at a left hand drive ) remove the passanger side plastic cover that runs around the top of the guard curving across the top of the head light to the grill. Use a knife to remove the pushin fasteners.

2. Remove the air box containing the air cleaner. the top is unclipped on the outer most side and pivitted off the retaining latches on the other side, remove the utilux clamp that retains the air tube and then the engine breather.

3. At the rear of the passanger head light you will see three connection plugs, the one you want is the bottom inside ( near the radiator at the bottom ). i am not a contortionist so pulling this plug wasn't going to happen. But, you will see three cables going to it, the one you want is the white with green stripe. This is the 12 Volt trigger that flicks the HID head light to high beam. I sliced the insulation to expose the copper conducter and used a mulimeter to confirm this, when you do it, triple check....

4. I purchased a pair of Hella Ralley 4000 compact with 100 Watt HID, the kit came with every thing I needed for the electrical connection. I mounted the inverters above the headlights on the inside of the top radiator support. ( this time I had to be a contortionist ). I used the 12 Volt supply that feeds the fuse box under the bonnet and mounted the relay on the mounting plate that supports it.


I am yet to find a bull or nudge bar that i can fit to my Overland that will accommodate the parking sensors and the adaptive cruise control sensor so mounting the spot lights made for a challenge. I opted for an easy way out and mounted them on a number plate bracket. This will be upgraded once ARB or the like design something we can all enjoy.

I hope this helps and makes some kind of sense


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Nice work ... thanks for sharing

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any photos?
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Re: WK2 Overland spotlight connection - Solution

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Finally found the solution to my problem.

This will be upgraded once ARB or the like design something we can all enjoy.

I hope this helps and makes some kind of sense


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