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Roof Light Covers and Removing the Magnetic Sensors

Ok, so I just picked up my P4X a couple months ago and it didn't come with the covers for the Off Road lights. The covers have a magnet in them that disables the lights when the covers are on. I am having a pretty difficult time finding a set of covers and I'm weird about having systems in place that are useless without the covers, so I want to disable the sensors for the covers. I am, however, not the best when it comes to figuring out wiring and electrical. Can someone out there please explain to me (In terms for a Simpleton) how to disable and remove said sensors?

Now, I know someone is gonna chime in with the obligatory "They're there for a reason, what if you put covers on it and leave the lights on?" My answer is very Republican... I'm a big boy and if I leave the lights on with the covers (that I don't have) on, then the consequences are my own fault and I'll have to deal with them.

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Leave them alone. No covers, they will come on and off at will.

You are creating a nonexistent problem.
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There is a switch that turns them on and off. Even then, the high beams have to be on in order to do so.

Those fancy magnets are there so the lights remain off when the covers are in place. That’s their only function.

Why is this even on your radar? (This coming from a dude is is pretty darn OCD.)

Just keep your eyes open for the covers. Search local boneyards, carparts.com, fleabay, etc.
Call your local Nissan dealer, have the parts guy earn his money, find you the part numbers and quote an astoundingly obscene price for a new pair.
Save your pennies and buy em.

But man, lol! There are way cooler things to invest that kind of time in with your truck!
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Does not compute, comes to mind.

I understand wanting things complete, but why disable that? Makes no sense.

Instead, find the covers and if you want to modify, bypass the high beam interlock and have them come on whenever you want.
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If you remove the sensors completely, will the lights even work? I'm sure they're part of some sort of circuit that requires them to be there.
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I'm not exactly sure why you would, but could someone just stick a couple of magnets on those sensors to trick them into thinking they're on?

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I have a set of the covers that I don't use...

Make an offer that includes shipping from MD to WA.
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I have covers as well that I don't use and prefer to keep them off. Looks FUGLY with them left on. Just keeping em on the side for whenever....
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Guess it varies by state, but aren't you technically supposed to have them covered when on the road? I know, the LED bars and all don't have them, but thought I read this somewhere as a law.
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Laws? Ha!!! Jeeps donít need no stinkin laws!!!!
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