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mfracassa 01-21-2012 05:31 PM

Fake Flashing security light install in a 2012
 
2012 Laredo with keyless entry system. No alarm system. I have this fake flashing red light thing I want to install to make it look like there is an alarm (just to discourage would be break-ins a little.)
Ideally it requires an ignition off ground (a ground that is only active when vehicle is turned off) and also a A 12 volt lead that is active with ignition off.

Can anyone offer advice on a good installation spot before I start investigating under the dash/behind the radio?

Any idea if I can find what i need in the overhead console?

Thanks!
Matt

RageOfFury 01-21-2012 06:44 PM

Re: Fake Flashing security light install in a 2012
 
If I were you I'd tap directly into the battery. It's located under the passenger seat. Or you could tap into the center console 12V outlet that is always on if I'm not mistaken.

Be careful tapping into anything else as the Jeep uses a high-speed CAN bus system and thus tapping into the wrong thing could open a huge can of worms.

Ernest 01-21-2012 07:07 PM

Re: Fake Flashing security light install in a 2012
 
Can't remember where I got it, but I have a simple plug-in to the lighter socket that resembles a cell phone plug. Very bright flashing red light at night should deter the amateur thief. I keep my car in the garage at home, but use it whenever I travel and stay at motels, or in city areas I'm not familiar with at night. No problems so far. I've had it for years, but would think it should be available at most auto parts stores for just a few bucks.

mfracassa 01-23-2012 05:55 PM

Re: Fake Flashing security light install in a 2012
 
Thanks Guys. Continuous power is not the problem. What I need is power (or a ground) that is only active when the ignition is off.

Matt


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