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I have a request How bout a plug and play wiring harness for people that dont have fogs and dont want to go to the stealership to get the programing done :D
 

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I have a request How bout a plug and play wiring harness for people that dont have fogs and dont want to go to the stealership to get the programing done :D
Could you please clarify? You mean front fogs or what???

I guess I don't understand the dilemma. Let me know.
 

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Yeah front fogs.

Yeah im wired challenged so If there could be a a harness that I can just plug and set up my front fog lights without too much complication or installing switches would be absolutelly Masterful!!
 

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if as dealer tries to charge you to activate them....go somewhere else. It literally take 1 minute
 

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Sorry to ask maybe I should already know this but do you make an adapter for the 07+ tail lights for the 05-06 LED tails sold on eBay
 

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Jason, I need some help sourcing some electrical things. maybe you can help find something.

first up is this led sequencer. they want 72 bux for it WTF
http://www.radiantz.com/cart/index1.html?ext134.html&1

next, i am looking for some switches. they are push button round and they have a led ring lit up. like this: http://www.crazypc.com/products/vandal-latching-823911B.html
Can't do a whole lot better on the sequencer than what you've found. $50, and that's basically for a mustang taillight sequencer. Don't know how well it would function with LED's. Don't know why they are so expensive.

The other option is to dust off your old bread board skills and build a circuit. A relatively cheap PIC or simple timer circuit would be pretty easy to make. Throw some transistors or MOSFET's into the circuit and you'd be golden. The PIC route would be easier if you have access to some one or some place that could program it for you. Community colleges or Universities are usually places that are more than happy to have a student do this for you. Buying a PIC programmer for a single chip wouldn't be economical so if you can't get the PIC programmed for free/cheap, then it is probably cheaper to build a discrete circuit with a TI 555 timer or something like that.

All that being said, it blows me away that something like a light sequencer is so expensive.

Now, onto the switches. I dunno what you are looking for (cheap, best switch, etc). The only thing that comes to mind are these:

http://www.thehoffmangroup.com/autoloc/product.lasso?prodinc=billetbuttons

They are available in 3 sizes and 6 colors, and are available as latching or momentary buttons. Perhaps the coolest thing about them is that you can customize them with an online library of symbols. And if they don't have a symbol that matches your taste, you can even have up to 3 lines of custom text printed onto the button. They are what I used in the switch panel of my truck since I have a ton of switches.

One thing they are not is cheap. You're looking at around $60/switch. But that is for the best button money can buy.
 

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First Question- Would it be possible for you to make me a rear fog light harness that doesn't come on with the tail lights, but instead is operated by a switch located in the dash? I like the rear fog idea, but only when it is foggy out.

Second Question- Did you ever get the reverse lamp override switch figured out? If so how much is that?
 

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I TURNED ON THE LIPS LIGHT : (like the batlight)






thanks for everything bro....we all owe you.

2 things:

1. on my 07 Jeep, i want LED TAIL LIGHT BULBS. It works with that S_CK type bulb and 6 ohm resistors. MY QUESTION IS can we rig something in a harness or the plug to make the REGULAR 3157 work in my jeep?

why: much larger selection for regular bulbs

2. i got some HID reverse lights. I want to add a short 1 sec or less delay on the power going to the ballast for these.

why: when i go from park to drive the reverse blink so I want to delay that signal so that when the time has elapsed, if the power is off, nothing happens. if tafter the delay the power is still on, then the light lights.

i am tink i need some type of relay that has a time on delay but I am totally not sure.

MAYBE somethinglike this or can you point me to a relay or something?
http://products.amperite.com/Uploads/st1.PDF

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would this thing work: I BOUGHT ONE SO I HOPE SO BUT OH WELL.

http://www.primelec.com/Electronic-Components/Timing-Modules/Agastat-Tyco-Solid-State-p7820878.html

im attaching a datasheet for this item: I bought the VTM1QCD
 

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I TURNED ON THE LIPS LIGHT : (like the batlight)






thanks for everything bro....we all owe you.

2 things:

1. on my 07 Jeep, i want LED TAIL LIGHT BULBS. It works with that S_CK type bulb and 6 ohm resistors. MY QUESTION IS can we rig something in a harness or the plug to make the REGULAR 3157 work in my jeep?

why: much larger selection for regular bulbs

2. i got some HID reverse lights. I want to add a short 1 sec or less delay on the power going to the ballast for these.

why: when i go from park to drive the reverse blink so I want to delay that signal so that when the time has elapsed, if the power is off, nothing happens. if tafter the delay the power is still on, then the light lights.

i am tink i need some type of relay that has a time on delay but I am totally not sure.

MAYBE somethinglike this or can you point me to a relay or something?
http://products.amperite.com/Uploads/st1.PDF

OR

would this thing work: I BOUGHT ONE SO I HOPE SO BUT OH WELL.

http://www.primelec.com/Electronic-Components/Timing-Modules/Agastat-Tyco-Solid-State-p7820878.html

im attaching a datasheet for this item: I bought the VTM1QCD
The "Lips Light" - PRICELESS!

Anyways, I shall address your questions in reverse order. That module you bought should work, albeit with extra work. I was thinking more like something like this:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_18693_PAC+TR-4.html

Main reason is it is cheap. I don't know what you paid for that module but $12 is hard to beat. This module's only downside (IMO) is the non-adjustability. 2 seconds may be a long time but it will do what you are looking for. It's only rated at 2 amps, so you would definitely want to wire it into the trigger side of your relay system. And yes, you better use a relay. That module you bought is only rated to 1 amp.

Now, please allow me to tender my opinion. I think you are taking this one a little far, Rob. And yes, I expect that statement to be in your signature from now on. It's not as bad on the HID components as everyone would like you to think. Mine are still functioning as good as the day I installed them. That's with literally HUNDREDS of reverse engagements. I understand your goal, and it's noble to be sure. But I just don't think the juice is worth the squeeze on this one, my friend.


Now, for your first question. Yes, this can be done, and done relatively easily. All that would be required is to cut the three wires that enter the socket and hook them back up in the correct positions to "move" the terminals to the "conventional" 3157 positions. Here's the S_CK wiring:



Now, in a "conventional" 3157 wiring scheme, there would be another ground where the "LOW +" position is above. The "LOW +" would be moved to the empty position opposite the "HIGH +". As you can see, it is nothing but a little bit of shuffling around to get the wiring converted over to "conventional" 3157 wiring. Now, you just gotta remember that your color code is all messed up.


Lastly, just thought I'd give you the heads up on this Rob: http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=13704
 

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Thanks on both Jason.

Appreciate your comments on the Reverse HID delay especially.

And the last thing, check your PMs we have some ideas to 'keep your spot open' :thumbsup:
 

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Hi Lips,

I got a question. I currently have like 5 different power connections to my battery or into the fuse box lug.



battery tender
sub amp
halo1
headlight1
headlight2

when i redo my headlight wiring and add 4 relay harnesses and halo2 wiring I'll have 5 more.



THE QUESTION: How do i clean this mess up at the battery??????
Is there a way to consolidate or relocate all these wires.


THX
ROB
 

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Hi Lips,

I got a question. I currently have like 5 different power connections to my battery or into the fuse box lug.



battery tender
sub amp
halo1
headlight1
headlight2

when i redo my headlight wiring and add 4 relay harnesses and halo2 wiring I'll have 5 more.



THE QUESTION: How do i clean this mess up at the battery??????
Is there a way to consolidate or relocate all these wires.


THX
ROB
Rob:

I always use these to clean up messes like that:

http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/47213/JUNCTION BLOCK STUD TYPE RED/

You can put it out of sight and run wires off of that.

Now, as far as the HID re-wiring, do you remember my HID install write-up? Check here:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=1255http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/46752/ATC%20BLADE%20TYPE%2015%20AMP/

Use a fuse distribution block like I did. Link here:

http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/46050/FUSE BLOCK 6 GANG NO GROUND/

Run a 10- or 8-gauge wire to the block and feed all your HID's from there. I linked you to the 6-fuse block, but they make them all the way up to 14-fuse if you want some room for future expansion.

Here's a tip if you mount it where I did - use auto-reset circuit breakers. You can't really reach that spot with the bumper on (at least on an SRT). If you ever blow a fuse, you'll have to remove the whole bumper. Linky:

http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/46752/ATC BLADE TYPE 15 AMP/

Let me know if you need help with anything else.
 

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thanks Jason. circuit breakers it is!

now when i get to all the HIDs I will have 6 RELAYS.

I bought these harnesses http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/75610/SEALED CONNECTOR 12" LEADS/
and the corresponding relays http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/75601/SKIRTED MINI RELAY SPDT/


where am i going to put all the relays....... is there some kind of mount for relays LOLOL

I looked at your set up. looks like they hang down under the bumper or something??




and one more q: this thing http://order.waytekwire.com/productdetail2/M50/47213/JUNCTION BLOCK STUD TYPE RED/

how do i use that. run ONE wire from POS BATT to this. then just stack all the smaller power wires on top and bolt it all down?



last: for the fuse block, do i want the one with the ground so i can centralize them too?
 
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