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Old 01-01-2013, 05:35 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.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:39 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, 07:00 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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Yeah Im running a relay. Thanks I'll look for the accessories tie in.
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