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Old 04-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Need help wiring into Daystar Vent Switch!!

Okay folks, I am faced with my nemesis again. Wiring...

I'm installing some LED's under my footwells for some needed lighting in the dark. I'd like to use the open switch in my Daystar Vent Panel. Not sure how to do this... Wiring seems simple enough, LED has Red & Black(Power and Ground), but how do I get that wired in to operate with the switch?

So.. These led's.






Into this panel..






Wires I found in the dash..







Now what? Lol. PLEASE HELP!!

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Why not just wire them to the stock courtesy lights? They can still be turned on manually with the light switch.
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freeskier has the right idea. just tap it into a hot line when the switch is activated. I did that for my gauge pod.
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Im guessing you want them to work with the switch on the right side. You wire the hot and ground into the hot and ground of the wiring harness that it looks like you have there. If you do not want to use the wiring harness, you can run a hot wire from the battery or any 12 volt into the back of the switch. Run the two wires from the LEDS to the back of the switch, and then one wire to ground the switch (ground it to metal or another ground wire you may already have) and they will work.
EDIT: I noticed you dont have a daystar rocker, so you will have to get a diagram of the back of your switch and see what each "pole" does.


I have the vent panel as well.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys.

Dunno how well wiring into the stock lights would work for me since I have my fuse pulled for my door chime (interior lights go with it). But what 2003 says seems to make sense. Guess I buy some kinda splitter that lets me tap into them? Time to head to the store. Finding a diagram should be interesting, considering I have no idea what switch it is.. Was already installed when I bought the jeep.

Also was wondering about the wires coming out of the harness. I'm assuming red = hot and black = ground. Correct? So then it has two grounds for switch 1? (SEE PICTURE ABOVE)
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Your interior courtesy lights can be turned on and off manually regardless of the fuse being in or out.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:30 PM   #8
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Hmmm. Well where's your switch located? I can't find one in my cockpit.
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Should be on the directional next to the steering wheel. It dims the instrument panel too.

Was it a hard time getting those switches into the daystar vent panel or did you inherit them?
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Have to check that video out, great instructions and its easy to do. Just tap it into the existing lights that are already there
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:00 AM   #11
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Also was wondering about the wires coming out of the harness. I'm assuming red = hot and black = ground. Correct? So then it has two grounds for switch 1? (SEE PICTURE ABOVE)
Those wires are for ARB air lockers.
I'm assuming you have an ARB compressor (judging by the switch on your Daystar panel).
When equipped with airlockers, there would be 2 more ARB switches.
ARB use the same wiring harness whether you have airlockers or not, so with no airlockers, wires to switch 1 and 2 are not used.

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