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suzieque 01-19-2010 03:54 PM

LED Eyebrow install
 
I bought the LED strips from the guy on ebay as we discussed in this old thread...
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showpost.p...&postcount=165

I have the mopar chrome hood deflector on my WK, so I mounted the lights on the underside of the hood deflector with the wiring run from one side of the deflector to the other side through the mopar chrome hood deflector rubber seal as shown here.
http://www3.telus.net/albrecht/drive...lights_off.jpg
the above photo shows the wiring run inside the hood, and it exits on the bottom drivers side corner where it ties back to the fuse box.

here is another photo with the lights off
http://www3.telus.net/albrecht/drive...lights_off.jpg

when the key is on, the LEDs turn on, the low beam looks like its on, but I think that is just camera flash reflection.
http://www3.telus.net/albrecht/drive..._lights_on.jpg

here is a photo with the low beams on
http://www3.telus.net/albrecht/drivers_low_beam.jpg

I will post up another photo showing both sides lit. So far I like it, the investment was not to much. The LED strips could probably mount under the headlight on the bumper or on top of the headlight since they have double sided sticky tape. I used butt connectors so the LED strip comes off with the mopar chrome hood deflector with just one plug.

White WK Swagga 01-19-2010 04:01 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
I have them mounted under the headlight. I have mine on a saparate switch. I don't have them on because I'm not crazy about the look. I'm going to swap with another LED strip I ordered and see how I like it. I think you're look sweet though on the top. Just I'm too lazy to rerun the wiring throught the hood. LOL

08Hemi 01-19-2010 04:26 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
can you show us where you dump the wires into the fuse from the hood? looks good...having that hood deflector is nice

what fuse did you tap into?

Scottina06 01-19-2010 04:33 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
looks nice!

Can we get some pics from about 20 feet?

Megatron 01-19-2010 04:41 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
Looks good. Chromed out monster.

White Chocolate 01-19-2010 04:43 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
If only the LED's were about another 2 inches longer, even an inch, to completely cover the top. Otherwise it looks sick, I really like the look you got going on.

suzieque 01-19-2010 06:14 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
thanks for compliments guys, I know the chrome look is not for everyone, but I'm an old guy, so I like chrome vs "murdered". :)

I will do a 20' photo of both sides tonight and I will do a photo of the fuse box. The wiring these lights come with is almost like thread its so small (18 gauge?) so I'm guessing the power draw is almost nil.

I cut about 6" off each LED strip to fit my application. When you cut these, the last bulb does not light. I didn't know that when I did the install, so keep in mind when cutting these lights to fit your application.

The other reason I mounted on the mopar chrome hood deflector is that with the hood open and the lights on, I have some light in the engine compartment. I think all manufacturers should include underhood lights so you can check the oil in the dark.

08Hemi 01-19-2010 07:18 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
Great call re: lights for under hood, totally necessary...I look forward to the other pics, I think this may be another mod to add to the ever growing list I said would be "short" this year haha

suzieque 01-20-2010 10:53 AM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
here is the fuse box photo
http://www3.telus.net/albrecht/fuse_box.jpg
I bought an adapter that contains a socket for the new circuit and a socket for the existing fuse. I just probed around until I found a switched fuse. Most fuses in the engine compartment fuse box are "always on". I have a diesel Jeep, so a gasser Jeep may have different fuse box.

here is the front with the low beams on, hard to see the LEDs in this photo, I will do another photo in full daylight with no headlights
http://www3.telus.net/albrecht/front_with_low_beams.jpg

08Hemi 01-20-2010 11:46 AM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
thanks for the pics! need another one at night w/out the headlights on if ya can...looks great from what i can see

DJ BoNiOmArIo 01-20-2010 11:53 AM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
nice install and looks clean ... would like to see pix without the H/L on

B.P.O.D 01-21-2010 03:18 PM

Re: LED Eyebrow install
 
great job bro!!!! i am ACTUALLY doing mine this sat as well!!! i will post up pics of mine and most likely nate's! we can compare pics and ideas! looks great!


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