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Old 01-06-2010, 07:57 AM   #1
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OEM fog light switch question

Is there any reason that the OEM fog light switch from a 90's TJ won't work in the switch blank in the dash of my 04 LJ? I'm referring to the one with the green light that fits in the switch blanks of the older TJ's. Also, would this be a good switch to use for adding a 2nd set of lights?

I posted this in electronics, but haven't even had a view yet, so I figured I'd try here.

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If it fits, I don't see why it wouldn't work for a second set of lights. But remember.... you will need the switch to operate a solenoid and not to directly power the lights.

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If it fits, I don't see why it wouldn't work for a second set of lights. But remember.... you will need the switch to operate a solenoid and not to directly power the lights.
That's part of what I'm wondering: are the old switches and the newer switches the same size?
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guy im thinking the same thing! nobody really had any advice on it though.

Do you have any rough ideas how the wiring would go? and what is the solenoid issue?
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and what is the solenoid issue?
If you have the power for the lights going directly through the switch, you'll fry the switch. You need to wire the switch to operate a solenoid for power to the light.
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If you have the power for the lights going directly through the switch, you'll fry the switch. You need to wire the switch to operate a solenoid for power to the light.
Connect the switch to energize the coil of a 12Vdc relay. Connect the relay contacts to turn on the lights. That is if the switch is a simple on/off switch. If it is a push on/push off switch it may be a momentary switch requiring the relay to be wired to form a latching cirrcuit.
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12v Relay Wiring

In case you do not understand this is the only way to keep from frying your switches.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:49 PM   #8
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The older style switches will fit without any problems.

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