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Old 03-16-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Question about no doors

When I take my doors off my jeep and pull the fuse so the interior lights will shut off, my stereo shuts off as well. Is there way I can have my stereo on but my interior lights off? Please help!

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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Are you pulling the bottem right red fuse? I forget what its actually called but thats the location

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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I'm pulling the bottom left red one. It has a 10 on it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:03 AM   #4
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Is it the red one?
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:03 AM   #5
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should be bottom right, isnt it? The number 4 fuse.

Pull the one with the #4 above it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:20 AM   #6
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I'm pulling the bottom left red one. It has a 10 on it.
I know in mine the bottom left is a spare fuse
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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on the back side of the switch that the door depresses to turn the light off,the wire plugs onto the switch.You can pull this wire off and the light will not come on.At least that is how all of mine have been..
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #8
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Please don't pull wires out, just remove the number 4 fuse behind the glovebox.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #9
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Please don't pull wires out, just remove the number 4 fuse behind the glovebox.
why
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:30 PM   #10
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Why have loose live wires dangling from under your dash when you can pull one simple fuse.
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Why have loose live wires dangling from under your dash when you can pull one simple fuse.
they are not live wires. They are the ground wire..Either way will work,but to me it is just easier to unplug the wire
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #12
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they are not live wires. They are the ground wire..Either way will work,but to me it is just easier to unplug the wire
Are you talking about unplugging the wires to the lights, or the door switches? Either way, why would you want wires just hanging there? I think your making it hard on yourself. A simple fuse in 1 location is easier to deal with then pulling wires out in multiple locations. I think telling a guy who is trying to learn about jeeps to start pulling wires out kinda overcomplicates things.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:10 PM   #13
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the wire on the switch on each door..the guy said that when he pulled the fuse that cut the interior light off,that it also killed his stereo.He then ask if there was a way to cut the lights off,without killing his stereo..I would guess that he may have an after market stereo that got wired into this circuit.But,that is the way for him to disable the lights without losing his stereo.
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the wire on the switch on each door..the guy said that when he pulled the fuse that cut the interior light off,that it also killed his stereo.He then ask if there was a way to cut the lights off,without killing his stereo..I would guess that he may have an after market stereo that got wired into this circuit.But,that is the way for him to disable the lights without losing his stereo.
Yeah, but it was established that he was pulling the wrong one. Its the button right one, he was pulling the bottom left. And if he was pulling the bottom right fuse and it was cutting power to his stereo then there is another problem at hand that needs to be fixed, not masked by pulling at wires. Do it once, do it right.
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if the lights went off when he pulled it then evidently it was the correct one
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if the lights went off when he pulled it then evidently it was the correct one
I haven't gone to look at what the bottom left one is, what if its the circuit that runs power to the dash. So it kills the lights and stereo. The bottom right one doesn't kill the lights, it kills the door switches. The dash lights still work when you turn the interior lights on manually even with#4 pulled.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:54 PM   #17
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I believe tj's have 2 accessory wires in the ignition switch. this could explain why your stereo shuts off along with your lights. Each system can have more than one fuse for each function. Meaning, if there is more than one way for your dome lights to come on, there can be fuses for these systems.
For example, I pulled the correct fuse, so my lights stay off with the doors open/off but my dome lights will still come on with the headlight/dimmer switch.
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i know on my 98 i just pull the plug on the door switch by taking off the front speaker guard and speaker and reaching around there, then do the same to hook it back up when winter comes around and ill have the doors on for a while. i know its a little bit more work but i don't like messing with fuses
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:06 PM   #19
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Did you pull a fuse from the behind the glovebox or under the hood? The one you should pull is behind the glovebox on the bottom right and is labeled door switch delete. I'm thinking you pulled the IOD fuse under the hood
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Did you pull a fuse from the behind the glovebox or under the hood? The one you should pull is behind the glovebox on the bottom right and is labeled door switch delete. I'm thinking you pulled the IOD fuse under the hood
I was pulling the fuse under the hood instead of behind the glove box. Thanks for y'all's help
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Pull that one.

(The fuse I'm pointing at, not my finger. HEY-OH!)
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:03 AM   #22
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I pulled my number 4 and it's been in my cup holder for like 2 years, I've never plugged it back in (don't see the point)
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I just remove the bulb.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:41 PM   #24
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Oops. Didn't mean to stop all the info. I just remove the bulb when I remove the doors. I like the KISS system.
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KISS is to pull the fuse, that way you still have the dome light when you want it.
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KISS is to pull the fuse, that way you still have the dome light when you want it.
I agree. Aren't there four bulbs to pull? You have at least two in the sound bar.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:25 PM   #27
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This thread is crazy !! It is not that difficult to pull a fuse !!
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This thread is crazy !! It is not that difficult to pull a fuse !!
Nailed it.

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