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post #1 of 7 Old 10-03-2014, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Rigid dually wired to fog switch issues

Finally got around to installing my stubby bumper in prep for the upcoming lift. No place for stock fogs so I clipped the connector off and splice on rigid connectors. Black to black, white w/stripe to red. Issue is they only turn on with the headlights off and they flicker when the jeep is off and the lights are off(very lightly, only noticed when I was cleaning up tools with my face right by them)

Where did I go wrong? Are they too low of a resistance to run this way?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-03-2014, 05:59 AM
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They will only flicker a few times and then stop. Don't waste your money on the "anti-flicker" resistor as, they still flicker. This flicker has something to do with the canbus circuit in the jeep. No harm will come to the lights or your jeep from this. Just have people tell you, "your lights are flickering". Then you screw with them and go, "you sure" as by that time they will no longer flicker.

As for only turning on with the headlights off, there is an issue there. Been so long since I wired and then removed them, just can't recall how they were wired up. Be sure you were in low beam and the lights should stay on.

When I got the sPod I wired them into that. Stopped the flickering and run them with low and high beams.
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Well I am idiot and the headlight issue was because I had high beam on...dumbass. I will see how long they flicker when I get home from work

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-03-2014, 05:11 PM
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What year is the Jeep?
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It is a 2012, as stated by DaK the flicker does go away after a couple minutes

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I had the same issue in my 12. I ignored it until I crossed the border at night last week. The border cop thought I had a strobe kit in my fog lights and I had to explain the can bus system to him. Today I wired in the relay and the harness that came with my rigid dually D2s. I used the factory harness to trigger the relay, and I haven't noticed any flickering yet.
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I used the passenger side connection to do a self powered relay array. No more flicker. This diagram would work for two lights sharing a single relay, which is how I have it setup.

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showpo...29&postcount=3

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