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Old 01-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Wiring help

I have a rugged ridge fog light set up that I have installed on a 2008 wrangler x.

I would like to have the power for the fog switch only come on when the car is running. It has an LED so I don't want to hook it to a constantly hot wire and drain my battery. So far all of the posts I have found haven't been very helpful or have been for another model, etc.

I have everything ready to go but for the life of me I can't find a wire that's only hot when the vehicle is in the on position.

What I would love to know is if there is any wire coming out of the driver-side side-panel (by the steering column) I can tap into that would accomplish what I'm trying to do, or if can draw power from something in the fuse box I'd be happy to do that as well.

Thanks,
Bill
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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not sure there is enough juice but cig lighter is only hot when key is on

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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Are you running a relay in the circuit? If so tie the main to the Batt or constant power source, and the trigger wire to the switch then to a key switched wire. The cig lighter is one and on TJs there are 2 wires tucked behind the fuse box (the one behind the glove box) for add on accessories. One is switched the other is constant.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:51 AM   #4
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Yeah Im running a relay. Thanks I'll look for the accessories tie in.
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