Tapping into the existing wires is not that difficult, drilling the holes and mounting the lens would be the hardest part but you should be able to do it if you can get the parts. You would have to have someone overseas order the parts (lens) and ship them to you.
I would also like to do this. In heavy traffic this could help make our long vehicle safer. The XH would obviously be the best. I was looking at the Honda Pilot, and Land Rover Disco(1or2?) These would both seem to work,in size.
It is easy to tap into the running lights. I posted a thread about adding the sequential turn signals and the small LED lights on my tire carrier. That thread shows which wires to tap for the running lights at the rear. The front should be just as easy.
If you got hold of a light that had two filiments in it you could also add the turn signal function to the light. Years ago I added extra running lights and wired them as turn signals on two different Motor Homes. People ofter do not see the turn signals on a long motorhome if they are by the side. It is now very common to see the extra turn signals on the front mirrors.
So there is not (or nobody has seen) a wire harness dangling inside the fenders just waiting to be plugged in? I didn't think there would be, but hoped. Tapping into the running lights is exactly what I had planned on doing, but was currious how that might affect the current for both lights - dimineshed? What about if adding the turn signal function? Cutting sheet metal doesn't bother me, but messing with these high-tech car electrical systems makes me nervous. The lights I was originally looking to splice in were standard 194 bulbs on an 04 BMW 325xi, but those Honda Pilot lights may look even better (good scouting, D2F)!
This may be a little too late for your wiring help, but if you wire a standard incadescent 194 side marker light to your small side marker light on your headlight assembly, it will light up solid with the marker and flash with the turn. The headlights side marker light is wired across the front turn's 3157 marker and turn filaments so it will ground through the turn filament when the markers are lit, then flash alternately with the front turn (like the little headlight side marker does).
I think the wires were green and green/white.
This is also the reason it's difficult to upgrade to front LED turns.
I'm at WAM Bumper's shop today having my custom front bumper installed and thought I'd document the experience for anybody that is thinking about purchasing a bumper from them.
This is a pretty good size operation that is growing, the staff is friendly and their customer service is exceptional...
I'm looking at the possibility of a roof rack and metal bumpers in the near future, but this is how it sits:
06' Commander 5.7 Hemi limited
3.5'' Lift up front:
2'' rough country lift
+ Billstein 5100 series strut @1.5''
Part number for billsteins is 24-225793
2'' lift in the rear
OK, so any of you guys that do go offroad in the Commander know how much the engine compartment heats up. So in the next couple of months, I am going to go old sckool and cut my hood and install some louvers to cool things down.
Anyone done this yet? There are lots of louvers available from the...
Searched the whole forum without success. Something fell off another vehicle and shattered the passenger side headlight on my wife's '06 JC. Bought the replacement from Jeep @ $237 (:eek:). Thought I could be a hero and save some money by replacing it myself only to realize that I have to...
Ive always like the look of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude Edition. Since my Commander is white with black trim, I figured Id change the hood emblem for a black one. I used a satin black part# 68309841AA for a 2016-2018 Grand Cherokee.
I didnt realize when I bought it that it was a little...