Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Interior/Exterior/Visual

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 02-12-2012, 12:18 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,420
Thanks: 504
Thanked 85 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 469922
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

The blue overhead ambient light is going to look good with the blue interior switches and gauge cluster I'm about to receive from LXHarnes. And my blue Pioneer 7" in-dash DVD player.
__________________

__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 02-12-2012, 03:43 PM
Muddy4DSM's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1518
Muddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I went back to this project a little bit more today to address some of the issues I wasn't too wild about. First off, although I was able to drill very clean holes in the plastic, I notices that there was still going to be some bright reflection from the inside of the hole that would create two very bright cylinders in my field of vision. Going back to the OEM version of the lights, I notices they had the light recessed a little bit more, and there was a taper to the hole to keep the reflections down. I took a trip to Harbor Freight to see what might work. This is what I came up with:

Wood/metal countersink set
tapping handles
45degree countersink bit



I ended up using the tapping handle (middle size) and the second to largest size in the countersink tap to make a hand held drill/countersink system. I cleared out both holes, then used the small bit to smooth things out a bit, again by hand. For this part of the project, I did everything by hand. This is what I finished up with:







Next I knew that I wanted to have the lights recessed a lot more. I was able to pick up some random plastic pieces from work the other day that had two holes already drilled in them. I have no idea what the odds are, but they were the perfect size hole and the perfect distance away from eachother. They were also almost a perfect fit on the width and the length but required just a little help to fit. I first chopped them down a bit to clear for the sunroof button:



Then glued in the first one



I did the same to a second piece and glued that one in too:



Next came the lights. I ended up breaking one of the LED's from the original set so I had to use the wired lights I had made for another project to complete this one. Don't have a picture of the back side, but it looked the same as before. Here's a shot with them installed before going back into the car:



And here's the shots of them installed in the car. Again, I couldn't get the wiring to work so still a little bit more to do on that end, but at least you can see how the bulb is completely hidden and adds a touch of OEM likeness to the holes. Let me know what you guys think.





__________________

__________________
[Homemade Front recovery shackles – in process] [Mounted “Mag-Like”] [Commander Shift Knob] [Spidertrax 1.5" Spacers] [Daystar Budget Boost W/Bilsteins] [Homemade Ambient Lighting] Alpine Stereo: [Type R 6.5’s with Type R 6.5 Components through Alpine PDX4.100 off RAQ]
OO|||||||OO
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 02-12-2012, 04:56 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,420
Thanks: 504
Thanked 85 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 469922
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Nice nice nice. I'm loving this thread.

As for ground, I'm using the bolts for the radio/nav bracket. I responded to your PM in here to help others.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 02-15-2012, 09:02 AM
phox's Avatar
OMGOMGOMGOMG
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 263
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 58459
phox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

now this is just plain awesome. you guys really went above and beyond here

muddy can you shoot me that file? I'm finishing up my doors this week, so I'll have a shitload more to contribute here. this is amazing guys.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to phox For This Useful Post:
  #125  
Old 02-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Muddy4DSM's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1518
Muddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Quote:
Originally Posted by phox View Post
now this is just plain awesome. you guys really went above and beyond here

muddy can you shoot me that file? I'm finishing up my doors this week, so I'll have a shitload more to contribute here. this is amazing guys.
Sure, shoot me a PM with your email and I'll send yet over. If you're going you're going to tackle this, work on the dimmer idea and let us know, haha!
__________________
[Homemade Front recovery shackles – in process] [Mounted “Mag-Like”] [Commander Shift Knob] [Spidertrax 1.5" Spacers] [Daystar Budget Boost W/Bilsteins] [Homemade Ambient Lighting] Alpine Stereo: [Type R 6.5’s with Type R 6.5 Components through Alpine PDX4.100 off RAQ]
OO|||||||OO
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 02-15-2012, 09:21 AM
phox's Avatar
OMGOMGOMGOMG
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 263
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 58459
phox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddy4DSM View Post
Sure, shoot me a PM with your email and I'll send yet over. If you're going you're going to tackle this, work on the dimmer idea and let us know, haha!
I think the dimmer is an excellent idea actually. my main fear is that I'm going to drill all these holes and have these lights end up pissing me off, but with a dimmer, life is all good and I can just show off when I want.

email is derekcozz@gmail.com I'll just post it here for laziness sake.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 02-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Muddy4DSM's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1518
Muddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

The dimer I was going to use was going to be tied directly into my interior lights (dash lights), but if you want to explore the manual dimmer, that would be a great install option to. That would cover three different ways to trigger the lights all in one thread.

Email is sent, will be coming from my business email.
__________________
[Homemade Front recovery shackles – in process] [Mounted “Mag-Like”] [Commander Shift Knob] [Spidertrax 1.5" Spacers] [Daystar Budget Boost W/Bilsteins] [Homemade Ambient Lighting] Alpine Stereo: [Type R 6.5’s with Type R 6.5 Components through Alpine PDX4.100 off RAQ]
OO|||||||OO
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 02-15-2012, 09:31 AM
phox's Avatar
OMGOMGOMGOMG
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 263
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 58459
phox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond reputephox has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

awesome, and I also just realized that I'm doing mine in red, so we'll have all the colors going on as well!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 02-15-2012, 09:45 AM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,420
Thanks: 504
Thanked 85 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 469922
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I'll post pictures soon on how I ran my wires and tapped into the parking light relay.

And trust me, the lights will not annoy you of you make sure their dim enough.

I can't wait until my interior instrument cluster, climate control, etc, etc are returned from Bob so I can post pictures of my blue interior.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 02-15-2012, 10:11 AM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,420
Thanks: 504
Thanked 85 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 469922
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Muddy, I need you to let me know if you get Pin #3 to function properly like mine does: 12v when parking lights on. 0V when off.

Your relay should function the same exact way mine does. All WK's 2005-2010 relays function the same way and are in the same block in the fuse box.

Let me know what's going on before I post a How To on tapping parking light power source the safe and easy way.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 02-15-2012, 10:39 PM
Muddy4DSM's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1518
Muddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond reputeMuddy4DSM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Well I figured out part of my problem tonight. The stud that looks like a grounding post in the fuse box, is actually a positive lead. This means that I was wiring everything backwards which would explain why nothing seemed to be working right. Didn't have time to fix it, but I at least know why things won't working!
__________________
[Homemade Front recovery shackles – in process] [Mounted “Mag-Like”] [Commander Shift Knob] [Spidertrax 1.5" Spacers] [Daystar Budget Boost W/Bilsteins] [Homemade Ambient Lighting] Alpine Stereo: [Type R 6.5’s with Type R 6.5 Components through Alpine PDX4.100 off RAQ]
OO|||||||OO
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 02-15-2012, 11:02 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,420
Thanks: 504
Thanked 85 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 469922
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I'm assuming the fuse would still not work though right?
__________________

__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ambient Lighting Baxterdown Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 5 04-27-2014 07:41 PM
New here, 2006 Grand cherokee limited 5.7l bopiela Grand Cherokee - WK 15 10-11-2011 09:50 PM
ambient lighting kid1 Interior/Exterior/Visual 1 09-08-2011 01:22 AM
2006 Grand Cherokee Limited Hemi 1 GRAND Grand Cherokee - WK 9 07-22-2009 10:56 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.