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Old 04-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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adding switches in existing slots

I have a 2013 jku and am wondering if you can get switches that will go into the empty spaces below the climate controls. So I can switch power to am amp and lights?

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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This has been covered numerous times in other threads. Do a search and you will find your answer. Short answer is no, but there are alternatives.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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I would say that the short answer isn't "no", but "maybe", depending on how much work you want to do.

Just do a search in the JK forum -- there were two or three threads on this in just the past week or so.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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There is insufficient space behind the factory panel to allow for the back of the switch and wiring. You could possibly cut a piece out of the inner dash frame and make room, but there are other, easier alternatives.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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In one (or more) of the threads, there's a link to a youtube video that it appears that nobody watched.

In that video, the poster uses small, generic switches that are similar to the factory switches. These fit into the factory printed circuit board and function properly with the factory switch cover.

Using this method there's plenty of room because it's basically re-creating the factory switch that would have been there in the first place.

The downside is that you have to disassemble everything and you'd also need to solder to the back of the PC board where the switch posts come through.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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Gort, sounds good. Was it complex? Got a link?

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