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growler 09-05-2013 07:07 PM

Wiring driving lights
 
Hi, I am in the process of fitting a pair of hid driving lights to my 2014 Overland, and was wondering if I can take the relay trip from the high beam wire as normal, I was concerned about interfering with the auto adjust etc and have also been told that this some times effects other stuff on todays modern cars, also where is a good place to get the positive supply from seeing as it is so hard to get through to the battery. thanks, Growler

Putty 09-17-2013 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by growler (Post 888389)
Hi, I am in the process of fitting a pair of hid driving lights to my 2014 Overland, and was wondering if I can take the relay trip from the high beam wire as normal, I was concerned about interfering with the auto adjust etc and have also been told that this some times effects other stuff on todays modern cars, also where is a good place to get the positive supply from seeing as it is so hard to get through to the battery. thanks, Growler

Did you end up working this out? I'm in the same boat and can't find any info on how to do it on the 2014 JGC with Bi xenon.

BF07 09-17-2013 02:22 PM

Re: Wiring driving lights
 
Is your intention to have the driving lights on with the high beams?

Putty 09-17-2013 02:42 PM

Yeah. Was hoping to do it that way.

growler 09-17-2013 04:07 PM

Re: Wiring driving lights
 
HI, Yes I managed to get the lights working, ended up wiring the normal way through a relay, unplugged behind headlight and found the high beam wire, I think it was the second in from one end ,run that to a switch. I took main feed for the relay from positive at the fuse box and earth for lights and relay from jump post, lights work great , switch off when on low beam or with separate switch, does not seem to affect anything else as all works as normal

Putty 09-18-2013 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by growler (Post 895132)
HI, Yes I managed to get the lights working, ended up wiring the normal way through a relay, unplugged behind headlight and found the high beam wire, I think it was the second in from one end ,run that to a switch. I took main feed for the relay from positive at the fuse box and earth for lights and relay from jump post, lights work great , switch off when on low beam or with separate switch, does not seem to affect anything else as all works as normal

Cool. My concern was that the high beam wire is actually for the shutter in the HID and it goes from 6v on low beam to 12v on high beam. The worry is that having 6v on the relay all the time will cook it. Or it will affect the levelling of the lights. Do you see issues with the levelling? I can put a low voltage drop out on the trigger to deal with the 6v.

mstordahl 09-18-2013 10:23 AM

Re: Wiring driving lights
 
Where did you mount them? Not many places on my 2014 for anything extra...

Putty 09-18-2013 02:52 PM

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Small light bar recessed under number plate. I bought the poverty pack ( Loredo) so there is plenty of room there.

growler 09-22-2013 08:57 PM

Re: Wiring driving lights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Putty (Post 895402)
Cool. My concern was that the high beam wire is actually for the shutter in the HID and it goes from 6v on low beam to 12v on high beam. The worry is that having 6v on the relay all the time will cook it. Or it will affect the levelling of the lights. Do you see issues with the levelling? I can put a low voltage drop out on the trigger to deal with the 6v.

Hi, I removed part of the grill and mounted them in there, made bracket to attach to the diagonal cross bars, hardly lose any light once grill goes back in, cant send a photo as yet as I am away on holiday

68camaro 09-22-2013 09:17 PM

Re: Wiring driving lights
 
Can you post a night pic when new light on?

Thanks

Putty 09-30-2013 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by 68camaro (Post 897876)
Can you post a night pic when new light on?

Thanks

Also away at the moment. Freezing my arse off in NZ. Will post a photo in a couple of weeks.

growler 10-13-2013 08:26 PM

Re: Wiring driving lights
 
I have tested the feed wire to the relay and have 13.5v on high beam and a small .9 volt on low beam?


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