Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Raxiom LED Light Install

Jeep Off-Road Aftermarket Lights


Raxiom Light with wiring harness. 

Extreme Terrain sent me a set of Raxiom 3" LED Lights to test out on my Jeep. I was intimdated at the prospect of hooking up electrical parts to my Jeep but once I started I realized I could do it. 

Raxiom 3" LED Light 👉 Buy Here


3" Raxiom LED light

I decided to mount them on the A pillars near the windshield. I needed the light mounts for this install. The installation of the mounts and lights were a pretty simple job. 


Install Step 1

Install Step 2

Install Step 3

Install Step 4

Install Step 5

Install Step 6


Jeep Momma Install Video 👉 Watch Here 


Once these 6 steps are completed the wires can be connected. Thanks to the Jeep community (JKOwners Forum) for helping inform me of the proper wiring for vehicles lights.




Now that my Raxiom 3 inch LED Lights are mounted to the A pillars of my Rubicon, it is time to wire them up. I am using the Lifetime LED Switch and Wiring Kit from Extreme Terrain. It will make for an easier job to wire the lights.  


  • Lifetime LED Switch and Wiring Kit - Universal Application 
  • The power to relay wire has a in-line fuse rated at 20a and is ~36 inches in length
  • The relay is a mini-type 30a relay
  • The switch is a mini toggle switch
  • You can run 1 or 2 lights off of this wiring harness
  • Universal application ('87-'15 Wranglers)


The wrong way


The initial wiring, I did on my lights, was based on what we used to wire inside our home. This will not work in a vehicle, especially a Jeep that goes off roading. Thanks to the wonderful Jeep community for giving me lots of advice on how to properly connect the wires. 



The Wrong Way


The first thing I did with my original wiring was undo the tape, wire nuts and wires. I re-stripped the wires. Then I set forth on soldering all the wire connections.


Wiring Location

I connected the driver side light wires to two wires, and strung them along the hood. The connection I used was soldering the wires, then adding some heat shrink material. Just for a little added protections I used liquid tape, and then some Super 33+ vinyl tape.    


Wiring Connections

    The next step was to connect the driver side light wires, passenger side light wires and the wiring kit together. I used the same connection method with these wires as I did with the driver side light. 


    Wiring Connections 


    The next step was to find the firewall hole, and pull through the wires for the switch.  It took me quite awhile to find the hole. Finally -- I went online and asked the Jeep community for help. I used the hole on the passenger side. I just removed the side panel on the dash, and there it was. It took a little work to pull the wires through. I did need to cut those wires because the plug was too big for the hole. If you watch my You Tube video you can see exactly where this hole is


    Re-connecting plug

    Once the wire was pulled through, I again soldered and added heat shrink, liquid tape and tape to those wires. 


    Wiring on Battery

    The final step before I tested the lights out was to hook up the wiring kit to the battery. NOTE: Check out this blog post for proper wiring at this point. 👉 Read Here


    Then it was time to see if I hooked it all up correctly. I did, and boy are they bright. They are brighter than I expected, and the glare wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

    Lights at night


    Lights on my Jeep. 
     

    This is a huge accomplishment for me working outside my comfort zone. I now have a new skill under my belt. 


    •  ExtremeTerrain provided the LED light for review. No additional compensation received. All opinions are my own. 

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