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This is a discussion on LED Light Bar/Rally/Aux/Driving Lights Megathread within the Focus RS Lighting forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; How great is the interest in this? I have come into some Heise Slimline LED single row light bars. Look like it'd be a perfect ...

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    How great is the interest in this? I have come into some Heise Slimline LED single row light bars. Look like it'd be a perfect set up. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opera_bob View Post
    The problem with light bars are they're so bright that they tend to blind people. The light just goes everywhere.

    They're just too bright. If they made a directional light bar that wouldn't blind people...
    Hence Australian laws require auxiliary be linked to the hi/lo headlight switch...dip all simultaneously for oncoming traffic or be able just run OE lights only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethosguy View Post
    I'm not good with blocking the cooling inlets - it gets hot around here, car gets hot too.

    Check this for the discrete approach, assuming your HID.?



    And in a couple of weeks I should have the not so discrete 'Classic RS' version running and tested. Hopefull no lamp steady reqd.

    Mounting is almost complete. CAN Bus High Beam signal interceptor (CANM8 brand - no affiliation) in hand. Wiring very soon. Quite keen to see how clean the light is with these lamps with the lens & single LED globe???

    First fitment (pre kangaroo strike damage repair)
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    Winter is coming...light pods will be going back on for the long nights.

    Lights work great...no vibration at all.
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    Quick bump. Was looking around the Dirtfish website for classes I can sign-up for in the future when this turned up:

    https://www.diodedynamics.com/motors...acket-kit.html



    Looks like a universal solution for those interested in more "rally/competition" style mounting.

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    @SACBALLZ here's some of your options for the Baja lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatFlip View Post
    Necro bump!

    Starting to do some planning for my aux lighting project and was wondering what everybody did for wiring ie:

    -Where are you tapping for power & ground?
    -How are you routing the wiring?
    -How are you controlling the lights? Independent switch? Controlled by the stalk? If so, where are you tapping into to control it

    Thanks in advance! @gmoneyjive @Bluebyutoo @Magdaddy @ethosguy @320icar
    Power tap directly from the battery with inline fuses.
    Switching by hi/lo light stalk, CAN M8 CANbus signal/12V module, with master switch and relay per pair of lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethosguy View Post
    Power tap directly from the battery with inline fuses.
    Switching by hi/lo light stalk, CAN M8 CANbus signal/12V module, with master switch and relay per pair of lights.
    Interesting. I actually considered the CANM8 since Lazer offered it on their site: https://www.lazerlamps.com/home/wiri...canm8-highbeam

    I chickened out and ordered the regular switched harness instead, but still considering this since its how it really should be set-up. Did you end up tapping into the CAN HI and CAN LO lines in the back of the OBD? Where did you tap for 12V? Which ground did you end up using? Do you happen to know which color wires are which?

    Any info would be much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatFlip View Post
    Interesting. I actually considered the CANM8 since Lazer offered it on their site: https://www.lazerlamps.com/home/wiri...canm8-highbeam

    I chickened out and ordered the regular switched harness instead, but still considering this since its how it really should be set-up. Did you end up tapping into the CAN HI and CAN LO lines in the back of the OBD? Where did you tap for 12V? Which ground did you end up using? Do you happen to know which color wires are which?

    Any info would be much appreciated!
    I'm not sure that you need the CANM8 for US spec halogen lights? You do have halogens, yeah? AU spec is xenon with CAN controlled hi/lo flipper shade. We don't have a continuous 12V Hi beam. Can you tap the hi beam light to a relay, old skool?

    Power, direct from battery positive, red lead with inline fuses per earlier pic.

    You would probably be right about taping OBD...my CANM8 is tucked behind the lower dash adjacent to the aux switches by my right knee (right hand drive) right by the OBD port. NEAT AS!


    I posted this pic earlier from my phone but it's hiding as an attachment. Doh!

    I chickened out, too. Leaving the auto electrician to tap my wallet as well as the battery. Cheap insurance and the did quality work.

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