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Old 03-25-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Factory switch location 2013 JK

Does anyone know if the factory switch blanks beneath the climate controls can be utilized as actual switches? There are seven positions and only two are live (hazards and stability control). I want to maintain as clean a look as possible for lights and...? without running wires willy-nilly throughout the Jeep and screwing with tape, Velcro or screws to mount switches. Thanks for any advice!

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Subscribed- I'm about to install on board air and would live to use one of the blank switches. Has anyone done this?

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easy thing for me to say is NO,, that is a ribbon circuit board behind there, it would be a major PITA to make it work for the switches you wanted to add,,, that being said, there are aftermarket options, daystar\ ruggid ridge\S-pod,, all make switch panels that fit in various locations in your jeep\car\suv\truck what ever you choose to call it
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I was thinking of making an attempt to use the blank factory switch for something as well. I stumbled across this thread a while back but haven't gotten around to trying it myself yet. Pay attention to the posted youtube video. It's probably a lot of work but may be do-able.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/oem...es-209938.html
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Subscribed- I'm about to install on board air and would live to use one of the blank switches. Has anyone done this?
Come on man, you know you want to do this

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I'm wondering about the switches on the Rubicon by the lockers/swaybar - anyone know about that spot? I need a place for my ARB & I'd rather that spot than the A pillar.
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I'm wondering about the switches on the Rubicon by the lockers/swaybar - anyone know about that spot? I need a place for my ARB & I'd rather that spot than the A pillar.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #9
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I'm wondering about the switches on the Rubicon by the lockers/swaybar - anyone know about that spot? I need a place for my ARB & I'd rather that spot than the A pillar.
I'm curious as well. Have you got any ideas on how to mount in that location if there is room behind? The spot where it has "off-road" molded seems to be a little too curved to flush mount anything.
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I'm curious as well. Have you got any ideas on how to mount in that location if there is room behind? The spot where it has "off-road" molded seems to be a little too curved to flush mount anything.
Not a clue, haven't really looked into it yet. If it's that curved but there is room behind to do it I have no problem mounting the switch sideways if that'd work.
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From what I have read on this board in the past, both of those locations have electronics behind them that won't allow the installation of aftermarket switches. Which leaves you with very little usable real estate to install additional switches. So, options are the sPOD, which is nice, but pricey; the A-Pillar which is also nice and fairly inexpensive and the area below the existing row of buttons in front of the gear shift.
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so i decided to do a search on another forum and found this ( aux light switch in stock panel - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum ) .. if its what your all looking for good. but remember there is a circuit board back there, and shorting it out or breaking it would cost big time,,
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so i decided to do a search on another forum and found this ( aux light switch in stock panel - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum ) .. if its what your all looking for good. but remember there is a circuit board back there, and shorting it out or breaking it would cost big time,,
No, thats not where I'm talking about. The newer JKs have the locker/swaybar switches to the left of the steering wheel now.
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This is the spot I'm talking about. Since it was never meant to have any other switches I'm thinking there is no board behind it.

But, I think I'm just going on the a pillar anyway, easier to reach from outside of the Jeep.

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From what I could see behind there, it looks like a similar situation behind the "off-road" void as it is behind the center console one; it looks like the circuit board for the swaybar disco and lockers runs the whole length. I didnt remove it so I could be wrong, but peering in from the side of the dash it seemed to be the case. I ended up just going with the daystar lower dash switch panel for mine. Im not crazy about how it looks as I was really wanting something a little more subtle, but it gets the job done for now.
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Just get the sPod and be done with it. One wire into the jeep, all others stay in the engine bay. Not only that, you can get them with an air gauge, might have to run an air line as well with this model.

Yeah it is expensive but convenience costs.

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