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Old 12-28-2011, 12:09 PM
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Headlight relay harness 400+ sold so far the best built harness available FACT

Over 400+ soldOver 400 sold

After a few conversations it has come to my attention a need for a wiring upgrade to the headlight systems to Halogen or quad lamps. I have ordered some parts & will be building these.
The reason I am venturing into this is because in the last few months I have seen these links for headlight wiring upgrades & the are not all inclusive & do not relieve the entire system of load. They're simply are a bandaid on a bullet wound. Any mod that does not remove the dimmer switch from the load is not a cure. I saw one mod the other day that the author called simple that was anything but. It was clear it would have taken hours & you would have to have some pretty good knowledge of circuits & relay function.
Also the system is not reversible if something were to go wrong. Mine Is.

New system:
The system design does not require any modification cutting or removing of the existing system. The cost would be 55 bucks shipped to your door any where's in the United states. There are some available mods that may add a little price. They are optional.
The system is based off of the new HID type bypass & simply allows the old electrical system to become controllers of the system but not carry any of the headlight amperage load. The old system will simply control the new relays & the relays will manage all current.
Installation:
This system is installed by removing your headlights & installing a harness across the front inside the header panel & then connecting the harness. The positive & negative are simple connect to your battery & any ground connection. This mod also utilizes porcelain socket for the bulbs instead of bakelight. The harness will pick up power & run it straight to the headlamps.
It will be cheaper & simpler than the links which have you tracing & cutting up all kinds of old wiring.

Install would be:
Remove the headlights & unplug old wiring.
Install new harness by threading the left side controller & socket from the right headlight location to the left headlight socket.
Take the fused wires & run them through the header panel to the starter relay. Connect the fused wire to the solenoid battery side.
Connect the ground to any ground source. The process will be to use a self tapping screw & mount the provided lug to the header panel. Also there are already existing places there for other grounds for parking & side markers & headlights. You can mount the grounds to these places or create a new spot with a self tapping screw.

Go to the right side & connect the black wire from the socket to any ground as described above. Then plug the new supplied socket to the headlamp & re-assemble.
You can tape up the old socket but it will not be used on the right side.

The Left is a little different because you will have to mount the relay (easy)
Also on the left there is a male plug that simply plugs into the original headlight plug & tape together. (pictured later) Then connect the black ground wire to ground same as right side. Then connect the new (yellow) socket to the bulb.
Run the wire with the fuse on it to the solenoid & connect it to the battery side of the solenoid. Mount the fuse holder optional But recommended.
Mount the headlight back & your done.
The wiring will be marked right & left sockets.

I have ordered the parts to build another 30 of these. The first one built that was not for me was for a buddies cj & it worked perfectly. He was having problems with his dimmer & wiring burning up. This has fixed that issue. He had 4 Kc daylighter connected to his.
I'm simply gauging interest for this since all of the mods I've seen are complicated & really intrusive.
you should be able to do this in an hour. I would allow 2.



Why the harness.
1.Bypass old wiring with the heavy loads.
2. Provide a better wiring system to upgrade your lamps to halogen.
3. Improve the voltage to your light to make them brighter.
4. I saw one Forum member that says his caught on fire & burned his rig &
wiring pretty bad.
5. Low impact this can be unwired & put back to stock should someone
should want to. Really there is not impact to your existing system
6. No wiring mess under the hood or under dash. The only part you see will be the red/fuse & black wire by the battery.
Options:
This system could be easily modified to run a quad light system it you were to put headlight in the pie plate orifices. I would have to know that & modify the system.
2 spare relays 10.00 bucks

Again this is just a feeler to see if there is demand. I would have to get product to built if there is a positive need. This is not for profit but just to provide a solution. It would easily sell for a lot more. I may put some on ebay.
This system will work on all jeep applications. Actually it could work on any applications.
Please let me know your thoughts if there's no demand there is no demand. The guy I built the one for the CJ said I should check to see if there was a market or individual need.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:37 PM
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I'd be in for two sets ('78 J-20, '79 Cherokee), one of them possibly for the quad light setup (depends on what I decide to do on the Cherokee).
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:43 PM
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I'd be in for at least 1.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:56 PM
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I'd be in for one with the quad set up for SURE!
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:45 PM
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OK

I'll order some more parts & get these going I'll build 10 they will take a little bit to get the parts in. I'll follow up with a notice there I expect to be able to have them comlete by 1-20 I'll need the particlars. This really would be the only way to run quads.
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Holley 4180
Msd total multi spark.
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If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.

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That's a great idea for those intimidated by wiring. I just double relayed mine or I'd be in for a set. That kind of set up should work for all the older sealed beam jobs in all the American iron. Good luck to ya !
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Well

Still alive & well
Some where over 500 built now.

Thanks to all of you.
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360 ci 727 with
Comp cams 270 h
NP208
Edlebrock performer intake
Holley 4180
Msd total multi spark.
4" rusty's springs
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If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:35 PM
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Well.

I love your tailgate harness so much I've probably recommended it at least fifty times so far. I hope they all took my advice on that.

I want to upgrade my headlights, but they work perfectly so far the way they are so I procrastinate.

Seem so many ways to go here as I've seen others go different directions, so I'll just take your advice, pay you and have you build me a harness for whatever upgrade bulbs you recommend me?..
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Well.

I love your tailgate harness so much I've probably recommended it at least fifty times so far. I hope they all took my advice on that.

I want to upgrade my headlights, but they work perfectly so far the way they are so I procrastinate.

Seem so many ways to go here as I've seen others go different directions, so I'll just take your advice, pay you and have you build me a harness for whatever upgrade bulbs you recommend me?..

Let me know what I can do to help.
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Comp cams 270 h
NP208
Edlebrock performer intake
Holley 4180
Msd total multi spark.
4" rusty's springs
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If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.
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