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Old 06-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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TJ Hardtop wiring help needed


Got myself a hardtop for my TJ (2005 Jeep, 2004 Hardtop) .. As my TJ is the Renegade model, here in the UK (Sport / X as in the US) it came original with a soft top, so It's not factory pre-wired..

So, I eventually ordered the wiring kit and got round to install it today

Here is the installation instructions I got with it

So, all went well'ish.. Found that the grommet location on the harness didn't give me enough cable left to reach the new washer bottle, so had to move it further down.. Fortunately, it seems like the harness is for the unlimited TJ, so got plenty of cable, but the grommet was nicely sealed and taped into the harness.. Well had to moved it and seal it up again as best as I can..

Now inside the Jeep.. Took off the centre console, to put in the switches. Found that there is already cables behind the blanking plates as in step 18 - Odd, as its fits my switches.. Hmm... I thought, it the Jeep partly wired... Decided to continue, now with the instrument cluster out, I need to add to wires to the plug , that plug into the cluster, I take this is to show when the defrost is on.. Again as step 22 explain, there should be 2 opening, but oh no.. Cables in all..

Another bit I found odd..

Step 14, install the relay and fuse..

Fuse went in, as in the picture, and the spot is marked as HBL, bingo!! but where the relay has to go in, as on the diagram, the spot is marked as rear locker, and where its marked as HBL, is for a skinny relay..

Am I going mad.........

What am I missing here... Anyone done this before / any pointers here, or am I just a bit on the dim side here


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Old 06-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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So no-one with any suggestion then ??
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