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Old 03-13-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Interior lights with doors off

Is there anything that I can do to eliminate the interior lights staying on when the doors are off?? I like to have them off but at night it sucks driving around with all the interior lights on. I figure there is something easy to wire up that will make me be able to disable them while the doors are off. Thanks for and advice.

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Old 03-13-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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pull out the fuse in the block behind the glove box... I think its #4... or you can reach up behind the dash and unplug the door switches. Just besure to plug everything back in when you put the doors on.

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x2 - pull fuse #4
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:39 AM   #4
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There are a few options you can do. As said above you can pull fuse #4. To make it easier, after you pull it, loop a small cable tie between the contacts to make pulling it easier in the future. I have also seen people wire a switch into that fuse so they can just turn it off with the flick of a switch. There are kits available to do that but it is just as easy to do it yourself. The other option is some of the Jeep suppliers sell spring clips that you place on the door switch to keep it depressed when the door is off.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:49 AM   #5
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http://www.oman4x4.com/doorswitch.htm

http://collinsbros.stores.yahoo.net/doliswdepa.html

i always unplug the cable behind the door switches when i drive without doors.
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:50 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I think I will wire up a switch to fuse #4 like you have said. That was i can just flip a switch and have lights if I need them for what ever reason. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:22 AM   #7
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After you pull the fuse, you can still use the dome light by turning the dimmer switch.
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After you pull the fuse, you can still use the dome light by turning the dimmer switch.
i didn´t know that.
now i think that a little switch would be better than unplugging the cables at the door switches every time...
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:21 AM   #9
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Works in my 2000....try it before you spend any money....
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Works in my 2000....try it before you spend any money....
why should i spend some money? i only need one switch and cables....
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Thanks everyone. I think I will wire up a switch to fuse #4 like you have said. That was i can just flip a switch and have lights if I need them for what ever reason. Thanks
I did this method, though turning my knob for my headlights will turn on the interior lights. But I wanted to be able to have lights on when the doors open sometimes. I wired a switch from Fuse 4 over to a point right around the OBDII diagnostic port. I have the lights on with the open doors when I have the soft top on. But by simply flipping the switch, I have in effect made the same thing Oman4x4 got from Quadratec, but the switch is by ME, not the passenger.

The switch is nice in that if I am working on the Jeep, like wiring lights inside and getting out for tools or whatever, I can turn that interior light off and not drain the battery unnecessarily.

Yeah, pulling the fuse is easy, quick, and cheap, but I'm a geek and never do anything the easy way, though it was still cheap, and fairly quick to do.
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I just pull the fuse. The dome light still works w/ dimmer switch and comes on when you turn off the jeep.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:59 AM   #13
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This was and still is the easiest fix for me:
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This was and still is the easiest fix for me:
x2 on this gadget from Kat...i remembered this from a while back and this is what im buying instead of pulling the fuse every time.
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I pushed the door switch in and drilled a small hole through the outside sleeve and the button. When I take the doors off, I just push the button in and slide a small finishing nail through the hole. I had the little spring clips, they worked great, but I lost one of them somewhere. The drill was a low cost, low tech solution and I don't have to pull fuses.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:16 PM   #16
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Well I got a wide variety of options for this one huh!! I still think I am gonna go with the shitch option, shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to do, no clips to keep up with and only have to get behind the glovebox one time. Thanks again everybody.

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