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Help-LED emblem wiring to headlights

Hi all,

i'm trying to wire a LED star emblem to the headlights so that its not on all the time. The problem is, I can't find the wiring for the headlights. Any help would be appreciated.

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i'm trying to wire a LED star emblem to the headlights so that its not on all the time. The problem is, I can't find the wiring for the headlights. Any help would be appreciated.



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You need to be a bit carful tapping into headlight wiring especially if you have LED headlights. Current is monitored in all your lighting to detect a faulty light. Not that that happens much with LEDís. Where do they suggest to hook it up to?
Just check the voltage with a multi meter before you connect it up.


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actually they dont suggest at all. i dont have LED headlights... just the stock bulbs. I was hoping to connect it so that it only comes on when the headlights go on.... instead of having it on all the time.

Can you suggest a way to do that?

if thats not possible then i'll go ahead and connect it to the fuse box and let it be on all the time.
...although i dont know which fuse i should use.
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does anyone have a diagram for the under-hood fuse box? not even the owner's manual has something showing what each fuse is for.
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You should be ok to come off the headlights with halogen bulbs.


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i see the two wires connected to the bulb itself... but they appear to be the same color. how will i know which is power? the LED emblem has red (power) and brown (ground)... which will go to chassis.
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i see the two wires connected to the bulb itself... but they appear to be the same color. how will i know which is power? the LED emblem has red (power) and brown (ground)... which will go to chassis.


Brown is your ground. Donít hook it directly to the bulb find your circuit for the parkers and hook it to that. If your that unsure about wiring things up your best to take it to an auto electrician. You need a multi meter to check for + positive power.


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