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Old 02-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Doorless light switch

I have a 2009 Jeep wrangler unlimited and am wanting to install a switch so that when I take my doors off I can just hit the switch and have the lights stay off. I usually will pull the fuse but am getting tired of going through all that.

I saw that quadratic has a TJ dome light switch. It says that it is for jeeps up to 06. Besides the issue of the length is there anything that might stop me from putting it on my 09? It looks like it should work.

Has anyone done anything simular to this? If so what did you use/ how did you do it?


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Old 02-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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I thought that if you rotated the dimmer for the dashboard all the way toward you it turned off the interior lights.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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If you take the doors off the car thinks the doors are open causing the overhead lights to stay on. That switch will not turn them off as long as the car things at least one door is open
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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I just walked outside and tried it, it turned of the dome light in mine. I just turned the dimmer the whole way toward me with the door open.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Really? Hmmmm maybe I'm just not turning it all the way. I'll give it a try Monday (out of town for the weekend). Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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I have an 09 and that is how I do mine, just rotate the knob until the dome light is off.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Same on my 09
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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Mines too old to be able to do that which is why I was looking for a switch as well. Pulling the fuse is a pain every time I take the doors off.
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What the heck are you guys talking about? The only way the dome light will come on with the JK door wiring harness disconnected is if you rotate the stalk to the "on" position. There is no need for a switch or pulling a fuse.
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What the heck are you guys talking about? The only way the dome light will come on with the JK door wiring harness disconnected is if you rotate the stalk to the "on" position. There is no need for a switch or pulling a fuse.
This x2. The fuse/switch method was for TJ's, on the JK, you just unplug the door harness when removing the doors and the lights will go out.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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Not sure about the jk. But daggo is def right about the tj. Had to wire a switch into my 02.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:20 PM   #12
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ok so i just checked and it didnt work. The rear dome light never turned off even with the switch turned all the way to the off positions. Do yall have 4 doors or 2 doors? mine is a 4 door and with the fuse in and the harness unplugged it will stay on.

any ideas as to what i may be doing wrong or do i need a switch?
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Did you also unplug the rear doors?
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Did you also unplug the rear doors?
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Usually when ppl take doors off they take all of them off. If you unplug the rears it will think they have been taken off which is what you want. Then all your lights will turn off
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:20 PM   #15
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I have figured it out. I was not aware that the rear dome light could be pushed to turn on and unless pushed again it will remain on. Thanks everyone for the responses
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I have an 09 Wrangler! The Dome light will not work from the control arm! It comes on when I open the doors, but not when I turn the dimmer switch all the way to click it on! Any Suggestions???? fuse is good. obviously bulb works??????

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