Hi, noob to the forums here. Should've signed up 6 months ago when I got her, but didn't of course until I need help.. promise to check regularly after this to help others however I can!
Anyway - got some of those X-Lume LED badges, and have them placed on the grill, however I have had some trouble with the hardwiring. Can anyone tell me which wire I would need to posi-tap in to on the wiring harness to draw power from the DRL's? First I asked a friend of a friend who works at a dealership for a headlamp wiring diagram.. with that I took a volt-meter to confirm. After confirming I posi-tapped in to that wire which I was pulling voltage on with the DRL's on only (white and yellow). The LED's did turn on initially but were very dim, flickering, and most times not even working and the WiFi doesn't work at all on the receiver they're plugged in to. The strange thing... if I hardwire to the battery, they work fine, and WiFi is on, and if I check current draw on the posi-tap, 12.2V. I posi-tap back in to white and yellow wire, turn on DRL's... measure current draw... 12.2V. It's connected. No difference. But for some reason the setup will not work properly when posi-tapped to the wire, only when hardwired to the battery. For now they are hardwired in to the battery as of today, but I do not want to leave them this way as not only do I fear I'll forget to turn them off one day and they'll drain my battery, but I am also not thinking it's a great idea to have that receiver hardwired to the battery as it will be draining it constantly in order to emit a WiFi signal.
So, all that said... anyone had any similar issues, or have any ideas what maybe I'm doing wrong, or a wiring diagram they've found? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks for the read.