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Old January 28th, 2004, 21:53
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Back Up Lights - Not NSS

Ok guys, I think I f-ed somthing up, but I'm not sure where to look. I am installing additional backup lights (hitch lights from Autozone). The lights are cheap crap, but for the price I figured it might be worth it.

for the wiring, I decided to save a little time and install them powered by the existing backup light circuit, then go back later and run another switched power line and some relays so that I can turn the lights on manually. I spliced into the brown and white wire for the backup lights, hooked up a ground and...nothing. Played with the connections a bit, tried again without splice attached to check that the back up lights were working and the lights took about 5 seconds to come on after I shifted into reverse. - time to clean the NSS! I hooked up the extra reverse lights again and everything worked for about 3 seconds then they all went dead and stayed that way.

Since the stock lights have been a little flakey, I cleaned the NSS (Jeepin.com walkthrough was a great help). The extra lights are not attached until I get the stock lights back. After the NSS work, the backup lights are still out. Brake lights, turn signals work, so I don't think it's the fuse. I checked the bulbs and they look good. Swaped in a spare bulb I had and still no go. I guess the spare and one of the bulbs could be bad, so I'll buy more tomorrow.

What do you think I did to the stock B-up circuit? There is a fuse for brake/backup lights, but since the brakes work, I don't think that's it. Is there another fuse somewhere else? Thoughts on where to look? I'm an electrical moron, so talk to me like I'm in third grade.

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Andy
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Old January 29th, 2004, 02:15
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Are you trying to wire in an on/off switch too? There is a circuit from the NSS to the tranny control module and I blew the Tranny Control Module fuse a couple of times before finding that I needed diodes w/ the switch set up.

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http://home.earthlink.net/~jeepchero...e%20Lights.htm
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Old January 29th, 2004, 03:42
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Once I get the stockers working again, I'll do something like that writeup. I had seen that before, but hadn't searched to find it again yet.

Is the tranny control module fuse in the fusebox under the dash?
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Old January 29th, 2004, 09:04
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Originally Posted by coach9119
Once I get the stockers working again, I'll do something like that writeup. I had seen that before, but hadn't searched to find it again yet.

Is the tranny control module fuse in the fusebox under the dash?
That fuse is in-line, under the dash, in the harness leading to the module, which lives behind dash approximately beneath the glove box.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 13:22
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Great, thanks. Found the "trans" fuse in the fuse box was blown so I replaced that, but no go. I'll replace the in line one this afternoon and cross my fingers.

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