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How to turn on light bar?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Arizona Jim, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    Awrench

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    how do you know there is a remote?
    Something controls that relay it (relay) has at least 2 more wires.
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    Why dont you just rip out the wires and start over??? Instead of trying to figure out somebody else's assed up mess just start from the light that's already mounted and go from there. Wire it to the battery... wire up a switch and then put the switch where it's easily accessible for when you "need" it. Seems pretty simple to me.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    That's what i said. Pull wires and start over. Relays are NOT remote controlled.
    I give up. :annoyed:Good luck dude.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    I would have just re-wired it to begin with but I don't want to leave any other wires installed that aren't factory... and I haven't found where they go yet. There are some that go under the dash on the drivers side that I haven't traced completely yet and I don't want to simply cut and abandon them. Once I get the Jeep up north I will be able to check into it more since I will be in 80-85F instead of 105-110F.

    Interesting to learn that the relay couldn't be remote controlled.... sure seems like there should be a switch somewhere in that case... but as I said when I get the Jeep to the cooler country I will investigate more. It looks like a professional install so I doubt that it was simply not finished. But stranger things have been found on other cars I have had.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    I mentioned to confirm voltage on wiring for a reason... that is - trying to chase this down a is hunt but chasing it down if it does not work to begin with. And all that room makes this much easier...

    I like the don't want to leave cut wires type of thinking.... Ever see a CJ after several owners ? :annoyed:
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    If you need a couple wiring harnesses, let me know. I have some that are still new in the packaging, that way you can start fresh if you like. Just let me know. Im in Tempe, and not asking for anything for them.
     
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