I have another post about removing the bumper, it's pretty simple, I did not take enough pictures tho but I linked a video that pretty much explains it. I figured the compass would be about the same as the Grand Cherokee and I was right.I have to say that turned out very nice and is very cleanly done great work! This one of the approaches I have considered for much needed off-road lighting as I wheel a lot at night. It is good to see the the grill really does not affect getting the light to the ground. A few questions if you don't mind. How hard was it to remove the front fascia? How did you route the wiring into the cabin? Lastly where in the world did you mount the switch? I have looked all around inside our Trailhawk and can't for the life of me figure where would be a good place to mount switches without cutting the dash. LOL
This video for the grand cherokee is essentially the same on the compass with a couple differences that easy to figure out. They're designed very similarly.Nice work, that bumper must of been a bear to remove.
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LOL I for one wouldn't use this on the highway with one exception - driving out in the rural west. When I lived in ND and would drive to CO to visit family, deer would be lined up by the thousands. At that point, the concept isn't if there is enough light, it's all about getting maximum lighting out as far as possible to see which ones are contemplating using your vehicle as their medium for suicide. These light bars ARE off road only, and those who like to blind people going down the interstates with these, deserve to be on the wrong side of a cop short on their ticket and beating quotas.
Just kidding, mostly. It does look good. Like the couple posters above me I would be (only mildly) concerned with obstructing airflow and wondering how the light could be thoroughly cleaned. You know what would be a cool mod is if someone devised a way to cut out that honeycomb and make it removable or have some kind of replacement insert for it (like people love to do on their mustangs so dang much).
Kudos for a clean and detailed install.
No noticable change in coolant temp, it's mounted high in the grille directly on the bumper beam, still plenty of air gap around it.Question: Does this light bar install interfere with the airflow for the radiator? I think it looks awesome and would like to do this myself. Great job.
Did you ever complete this module? Would be interested in details if so - this is the exact clean implementation I would love to have.As far as permanent wiring and switch.. I'm working on a module that will let me long press the fog button to turn the lightbar on and off. So all I need to do is run 1 wire into the cab to trigger the relay in the engine bay.
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Yes, but still tweaking/testing it. My original idea has been installed in my vehicle almost a year now and works flawlessly.Did you ever complete this module? Would be interested in details if so - this is the exact clean implementation I would love to have.