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Old 10-02-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Question Fog Light Switch..

ok i wired up some aftermarket lights on my jeep and i ordered the fog light switch for an 97 wrangler (thats the switch on the dash, not the stalk) to keep it looking stock and nice...BUT i need the connector that plugs into that switch,.....I cant get it from the dealer becasue they said its part of the harness, but i can buy the switch and harness for $110...not worth it..SO i'm asking anyone out there that has a jeep wrangler with the fog light switch (in the center switch panel below the radio) and if there parting out there jeep, so KNOW someone whos parting it out...OR lives near a junkyard with a wrangler in it, that HAS that switch, if you would be able to get it and mail it to me, i'll pay for your effort for going out of your way...i've searched and called junkyards all across NY state up to 150miles away...and cant find ANY that has what i'm looking for....can someone help me please????

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Old 10-02-2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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Is your Jeep an Auto or Standard?

My Rubicon is a Standard and I used the existing wiring harness plug for the O/D switch, which was not there. The plug is the same, but the switch needs a little modification in the back so the plug will work into the back.

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Old 10-02-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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I think i just used the push on Terminals to go to that switch, They work just fine.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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I think i just used the push on Terminals to go to that switch, They work just fine.
this is a good and cheap way to wire up the factory switch... and you can pic them up at just about any hardware store or walmart.
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this is a good and cheap way to wire up the factory switch... and you can pic them up at just about any hardware store or walmart.
Yea I know I COULD do this, and that is what it may come down to..but I was looking for the RIGHT way to do it first...Thanks anyways guys
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Both my 97 TJ's and my 98XJ had that fog light plug already in there, it was plugged into a socket in the blank. Pull your panel an look, it might already be there.
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i have an 05 wrangler, and the factory fog light switch is on the headlight stalk, all i have are blanks, no wiring other then the cig lighter..do you have foglights on ur jeep? if not wanna cut that plug with a few inches of wire on it for me? ..i'm just trying to keep everything "factory" looking by using a factory switch...prob would be cheaper to go buy a $3 switch and just make it fit...but dammit i want what i want and i'm REALLY damn stubburn!!
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I've been going through the same issue. The factory switch is set up for a four pin connector and the pins are far too close together to us single push-ons.

I just ordered four different four wire connectors with leads from an electronics store and hope one will fit. The shipping was $7 while the connectors were only $1.20 each so I thought I order a variety.

If one of them works, I'll let you know. Also FYI the pin connections on the factory switch are:

1 dimmer circuit (see my thread on here to find a dimmer circuit tap point)
2 to solenoid/relay
3 power
4 ground
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:19 PM   #9
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i have an 05 wrangler, and the factory fog light switch is on the headlight stalk, all i have are blanks, no wiring other then the cig lighter..do you have foglights on ur jeep? if not wanna cut that plug with a few inches of wire on it for me? ..i'm just trying to keep everything "factory" looking by using a factory switch...prob would be cheaper to go buy a $3 switch and just make it fit...but dammit i want what i want and i'm REALLY damn stubburn!!
Your wiring harness may be different from mine. You should have 4 plugs. I had an extra plug which would have been for the O/D plug in an automatic. I cut and used that plug for the factory Fog Light plug. THe plug is right and works when you modify the back of the switch some.

Don't settle for cheap Walmart switches when OEM is possible!






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Old 10-03-2007, 09:38 PM   #10
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You got the fancy Rubicon. This is what a 2002 X looks like:



BTW: I busted one of the clips holding in the switches when I was putting the switch in for the picture. Anyone got a source for a new bezel.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:36 AM   #11
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Most of the connectors that are used in there are made by amphenol corp.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #12
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ecbuck - Where did you order the connectors from? Which ones? I am in the same boat. Have the switch but am looking for a conncetor.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:33 PM   #13
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I ordered from here: http://www.allelectronics.com/

I know that none of the parts I ordered are an exact fit but I was hoping something like this

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...0%22#34;_.html

could be adapted to work.

I should be getting the parts soon and will let you know if anything works.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:27 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. Yes, please let me know if it works. I read on Jeep Forum where another guy cut away some of the plastic housing around the pins and soldered the wires on. That's what I will end up doing unless one of the connectors you bought will work. I noticed a black 4 pin connector further down the page that looks like it might have wider, flatter pins. The housing is thicker, but the plastic could be cut away.
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Well they came today. The connector from the link I gave you was a little too large. The pins are narrower but spaced further apart and the whole connector is too wide to fit.

Also had ordered item numbers con-234. and con-440. Both of those are too small with the pins too close together.

Doesn't look like I'm going to get the solutions from these.
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Thanks for the info. Starting to look like cut and solder. I think I'll solder some wires to the switch, then attach a 4 pin connector to those wires so I can still detach everything if needed.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:54 PM   #17
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May sound funny but check out a good boating supply store, you will be surprised at the variety of switches they carry including the stock OEM jeep type switches and the ones that come with the ARB systems. I found a boating supply place in NE Philly that dropped my debit card account $200 in less than 30 minutes.
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^^^^^^^WOW...THATS NICE...expensive as is ANYTHING thats of great quality, but REALLY nice! i may have found an alternative...if the "overdrive" connector plugs into the fog switch(with minor modifacation)..i may have found a couple connectors....can SOMEONE confirm that the tj overdrive 4 pin connector DOES pluginto and work with the fog switch with minor mod.???
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Ok I recieved the overdrive connector with wires today, and i see what you mean how i have to modify the back..it was really easy, theres just an extra plastic tab sticking up off the connector, i just used a bench grinder and took that little tab off.....took all of 4 seconds and its a perfect fit!...could have easily used a file and sand paper....but i'm impacient and i like power tools! Thanks for the tip for the O/D connector KA5IVR...and thanks for the wiring schematic info ECBUCK!!!
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OffRder - can you identify this "overdrive" connector and tell us where you got it?
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