Lots of information out there about upgrading the factory driving lights with the Pilot brand driving lights.
I decided to install these lights, but with a little twist.
I wanted to be able to plug and unplug the lights, if I ever needed to. So, I wanted to reuse the factory wire harness to trigger the lights.
I got the idea from the interwebs, as far as how to make the plugs to go into the factory driving light harness. Somebody posted it on a Jeep forum (I can not remember which site). So, I won't take credit for that.
I am just posting pix of how I went about doing this mod.
This is a little more involved with just cutting and splicing the wires into the factory wires. I tried an experiment to see if I could wire the lights straight to the factory wires, but the CANBUS did not like the new lights, and kept interrupting power to the lights.
So: I modified a stock JK light bulb to plug into the factory plug, with two wires coming out for power and ground.
Here are the pics of the modified light bulb.
Light bulb before any mods:
Cut the light bulb metal leads, just below the glass part of the bulb, where it goes into the plastic housing of the bulb. I used a dremel with a cut-off wheel. You can see the two leads left in the housing.
Solder a wire to each of the leads left in the housing. These will be used to trigger the power and ground for the relay to be installed.
After the wires are soldered to the leads, fill the inside of the housing where you just did the soldering with epoxy. I used blask Permatex silicone epoxy. The same stuff you can make gaskets with.