no, they do not take the place of the headlights. most people make them supplemental to the parking lights. the RGB kit requires seperate power to take full advantage of the features. see this thread... Installation of the new FLASHTECH RGB HALO KIT!
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Thank you again for your help!
yea. you would need to locate a switched 12v power wire. one that turns on when the ignition switch is set to on. if you remember to keep your halos set to the mode you want. the box will remember the settings.
Now that the group buy is over I've been trying to find as much info as possible about wiring these up. There certainly is a lot of info and tutorials on taking apart the headlights etc but not as much on the wiring of the Halos. (if anyone has access to a step by step tutorial or a video you can send me I would appreciate it as I haven't been able to locate one after many searches) Therefore I've got some questions...
If I go through the cig lighter how much more difficult does that make the task? I'm assuming it is quite a bit more difficult as you have to go through the firewall? I still think I want to go with this route as I want the Halos to act as DRL without me needing to turn on the parking lights every time. I'm definitely looking for the easiest way to complete this as messing around with the electrical system makes me nervous.
Ive read about remotes for controlling the Halos, is this an optional add on? (I ordered the white LEDs) does the install get easier/more difficult with the remote? Does the remote remove the need of an additional switch inside the cabin?
I added the fog light rings as well and there is less information on wiring those up. Any tips on that would be great. I also was thinking of picking up some Grand Cherokee fog lights (projector) to go with the HID kit that I want to add. I'm looking for a set of fogs that can be taken apart as opposed to being cut open does anyone know of a specific brand off eBay etc that come apart?
Thanks again everyone for helping me out with these questions...
The white halos are even easier to wire then RGBs. Each halo has 2 wires...positive and negative. Just like on your battery terminal. If you want to stay completely under the hood you can order a wireless 12v remote control from us for $60.00 + shipping. You simply go from the battery, to the controller, to the halos and walah everything is controlled from the remote after that. it does on/off as well as strobe, and breathing effects. You can wire them anyway you wish!
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Me again with more questions
Now that I've switched to the RGB halos I'm worried I've made my life much more difficult when it comes time to install the Halos. I've found a way that I would like to wire them up (in theory) but I'm not sure if that theory will translate to reality.
Like I stated before I want to have the Halos turn on with ignition but I'd also like to be able to have the ability to leave them on for shows etc. in my searches I found that D-LASH was looking for the same method and he was able to work it out but he wasn't sure if it would work with the RGB lights. I then stumbled across the wiring diagram below which looks like it may give me the desired effect but it's been a long time since I've taken an electronic theory class.
What do you guys think will this work for me or should I keep on searching? Thanks again for taking the time to look at this.
Last edited by Cbudden; 06-17-2012 at 01:14 AM. Reason: With wiring diagram this time
Ours halos are completely 12v. You do not inverters. You can simply connect everything under the hood to make your life ALOT easier than that. It comes with a wireless remote and controller so you can control whether its on or off simply with the remote...
I was afraid that the diagram wouldn't be accurate as it was quite old. This is the thread that I found that describes exactly what I'm looking for.
Problem:Halos off w/remote setup
Thanks again for the quick responses!
You're making this more difficult than it really is. Remove your radio bezel (pry gently around the edges), work your way down to the cigarette lighter, tap the cigarette lighter wires with wire taps (so the lighter is still functional), run the new two wires to your controller. If your mounting the controller in the engine bay, you will have to run the wires thru the firewall. There's a bundle of cable going thru the firewall just below the brake master cylinder...just pull the grommet out from the engine bay, and using a coathanger (gently) push it thru and tape the wires to it and pull it back into the cab. If you are mounting the controller in the cab, you'll have to fish the Halo leads into the cab. You'll now have a switched 12V source that you can change to constant "on" just by moving the fuse position. You don't need a toggle switch---there's an "on/off" switch on the controller. This is how I wired mine. Turn on the ignition, and the lights come on---turn it off, and the lights go off. Switch the position of the fuse---constant on for shows. Very easy. If you have any more questions let me know, and I can walk you through it with pictures. I also have a thread in the Flashtech area with a few pics of my install.
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This is perfect! Thank you first time diving into the electronics on any car so I must be over thinking it.
Just install a 3 way switch. That is what I do for shows...ON w/ Ignition Off - OFF - On w/ Igntion ON
And you will still control them w/ the remote, but you can be sure they are off and not accidentally have a color you might not want on while driving.
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