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post #11 of 186 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully this video uploaded right... Most recent addition to my KL, LED approach lights under the body.
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post #12 of 186 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting upgrades... The video wouldn't attach.
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whoa. grill lights as well?
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whoa. grill lights as well?
Yep... Saw the concept on another post (can't remember the name) but I liked how his looked. Next step is to add the RRO steprails.

Here is the link to his blog page. http://www.kylekesterson.com/blog/20...jeep-grill-mod
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Yep... Saw the concept on another post (can't remember the name) but I liked how his looked. Next step is to add the RRO steprails.

Here is the link to his blog page. http://www.kylekesterson.com/blog/20...jeep-grill-mod
yup that's forum member @Bean with his awesome looking latitude. did you do roughly the same design as him or something different? curious about some details - I don't know enough about automotive led light tinkering to be able to visualize or brainstorm a mod like that. it looks amazing though, our grille is just begging for something like that.

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It was actually really simple... I couldn't find those little led squares @Bean had mentioned in his post so i used some of the excess LED strip from my undercarriage. It is flexible and has an adhesive on the back, plus it can be cut to size... I also didn't use anything to diffuse the light like the plastic he used... I just put the strip up where the grille inserts are solid so it shows under.

It is wired in with the same power as the interior lamps so when the door opens or unlocks the grille and lower lights come on. I liked the concept of having the grille lit up along with the headlamps, but in NC it borders on illegal... especially with how close they are to a blue tinge.

I will try to post some pics of the install later on... (I'm at work so i cant do that now!!!)
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Yep... Saw the concept on another post (can't remember the name) but I liked how his looked. Next step is to add the RRO steprails.

Here is the link to his blog page. http://www.kylekesterson.com/blog/20...jeep-grill-mod
Like @Dunx, we have similar KLs .. up to this point, I have not seen any non-TH add the RRO side rails. Cannot wait to see how they look on yours.

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I will try to post some pics of the install later on... (I'm at work so i cant do that now!!!)
I used an all-weather adhesive to secure the strips down on the undercarriage, then a clear weatherproof silicone on the edges and solder points to seal and secure them. I didn't use any adhesive or silicone on the grille strip so it should be easily removable if needed. Unfortunately the adhesive on the LED strip is kinda weak and it keeps coming loose, so I may have to put some silicone down anyways.

It may not look the best when you get under the hood or look under the sidewalls, but it's the best I know how to do at the moment, and IMHO, the finished product (from the outside) looks just fine.
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Nice job! Just curious... Do they fade up and down like the interior lights or do they simply turn on and off? Where did you tap into the interior lighting at?
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Here's a second about learning where you tapped power... I really like the look of the 'glow' on the grill; I may tap into the headlights and just run that look all the time - it's not really throwing a beam and as long as I keep the color mostly white, shouldn't be any legal issues. Wheels look good too since your bottom pic is first I've seen them mounted.

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