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Old 11-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Question "A" Piller Cover. How to remove?

Sorry, to bog the forum, but I tried a search ,...HOW do you remove the A piller cover????? I want to install my aux light switches today on the A piller. I looked but don't want to break somethig being stupid----like when I use a hammer instead of a screw driver.

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Use a T20 torx driver to remove the driver's side sun visor. Remove plastic retainer clip from upper left side of the windshield trim.

Remove upper trim from windshield frame.

Pop out lower A-pillar trim. Remove retainer clips w/ flathead screwdriver and install on new A-pillar.

Use an exacto or utility knife to cut out along the guides for the switches, then install switches.

Snap new switch pod into place, reinstall upper trim and sun visor.

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Edit: All of this assumes, of course, that you've already run your wires for any aux lighting through the firewall and are prepared to hook them up to the switch pod. If not...might as well wait on the install, yeah?

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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THANK YOU........I have switches that I was going to drill holes in the stock A piller cover and insert. I keep looking at the GREAT setup in the Quadratrac Book. I love the look of them.
I just thought about this and said f-it, I', going to order the replacement cover and 4 switches rather than drill holes in my current one.......another $100.00 is easy enought to do at this point!
If you have the ones from QT can you tell me how bright they are at night? I just didn;t want the NBC Peacock on my left at night........

Oh BTW, yes i have run the wires. THAT was easy. I was amazed at how simple THAT turned out to be. The switchs I currenty have are adhesive backed and don;t stick well. Here is a look at my light set up in the attached pic. Thanks again for the advice. Jim
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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nice placement....are those on brackets or mounted to bumper directly?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:24 AM   #5
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I'm picking up my Jeep in about an hour...but there are some folks in this thread that you can PM to find out.

seeking "illuminated rocker switch"
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:50 AM   #6
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The lights are on the brackets that are sold by Quadratec. Part # 12110.201 $ 69.99.
Easy install ONCE you see how they fit. Pop off the front grill and fit into place....I sware the picture that accompaied them was reversed! Really very simple. Pricy BUT....VERY solid.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:54 AM   #7
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GOT IT!!!! Thanks. Leaving off the ground wire would kill the illumination.....could be a plan. Just get the 4 different colours. I think they would still show at night and of course there is the old from top to bottom 1 is for? 2 is for?.........
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Looks great, what lights did you go with? Windshield and ,bumper
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:53 PM   #9
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The bumper lights are IPF 968's w/ the 55w bulbs in. The kit is VERY complete and came with 100 w bulbs as well.

The windshield lights are cheap AutoZone ones. I think they went $22.00 for the kit so-so/ok. I planed them to be angled off to the side just for side lighting in the woods when creeping along fire lanes at night. Funny, the brackets cost 3 times the lights LOL LOL....

Later I will upgrade them as well. I plan on moving them to the rear for area/work lights later on when I can figure out some kind of a mounting system. For THAT they will be perfect.

The IPF 968's are VERY good. First Class all the way! I also put the Phillips H13 bulbs in the headlights and now those are good too.
The fogs are stock and I find them fine.

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