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05-01-2013 01:35 PM
commodore_dude
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Originally Posted by Phil.Dye View Post
When I installed my CB I found two wires behind my dash by the glove box that were "hot" wires. One was an ACC and the other a battery constant. They looked like they were originally there and the PO didn't cut anything off them. Basically just additional power sources. I used the ACC to run my CB, with an inline fuse, and have had no issue with it. I can try to use my phone to take a picture of what I am talking about if you want me to.
Yeah, pre-03 TJs should have these. After that, they were replaced with a couple of new fuses for things like the sub and lockers (I used a fuse tap off the sub fuse for my CB, since for some reason it's unswitched and doesn't seem to grab interference from the ignition or windshield washer pump like the first one I tried).
04-30-2013 09:22 PM
klessa
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
1. When you said interior led, I did not know if you intended them to come on with the ovehead light when you open the door.

2. automotive, fuse tap - Google Search
Neil, thanks for the lmgtfy link! hah hah. I circled all around that type of phrase searching but never managed to hit the right combo, but you're right, all sorts of stuff there now, I just wasn't naming it correctly. Thanks again!
04-30-2013 09:20 PM
klessa
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Originally Posted by Phil.Dye View Post
When I installed my CB I found two wires behind my dash by the glove box that were "hot" wires. One was an ACC and the other a battery constant. They looked like they were originally there and the PO didn't cut anything off them. Basically just additional power sources. I used the ACC to run my CB, with an inline fuse, and have had no issue with it. I can try to use my phone to take a picture of what I am talking about if you want me to.
Hmmmmm.... this gives me an idea. I bought my jeep with both hard top and soft top, and since sold the hard top. So I have two switches for defroster and rear wiper that are useless now. Does anyone know what sort of power is involved with those, could I just switch out and use them in some way?

In case you can't tell, I'm an electronic idiot. I was recently astounded when I realized, in the process of installing my first set of lights connected to the battery, that it was not just "recommended" but necessary to ground your wiring. I mostly just assume the magic of electricity sends little fleas of power dancing out over the lines to do my bidding.
04-25-2013 08:19 PM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by klessa View Post
Hmmm.... not sure what you mean here. I haven't installed the interior LED lights yet. I have exterior ones (grill mounted) that I connected directly to the battery and ran through the firewall under the drivers' side, with a switch installed on the dash. These interior lights will be switched as well, but the control box will be installed inside the glovebox. They won't be connected to the door switches. I've had that fuse pulled for a long time because I always pull my doors in the summer. Is that what you meant?

So, searching at auto supply shops and radio shack has come up empty. What do you call the add-on circuit you can piggy back to an existing fuse? Mine came with the led kit, but again it's the larger size, not the smaller size that I was hoping for. I haven't been able to find the relay circuits anywhere else.
1. When you said interior led, I did not know if you intended them to come on with the ovehead light when you open the door.

2. automotive, fuse tap - Google Search
04-25-2013 04:43 PM
Phil.Dye When I installed my CB I found two wires behind my dash by the glove box that were "hot" wires. One was an ACC and the other a battery constant. They looked like they were originally there and the PO didn't cut anything off them. Basically just additional power sources. I used the ACC to run my CB, with an inline fuse, and have had no issue with it. I can try to use my phone to take a picture of what I am talking about if you want me to.
04-25-2013 04:15 PM
Jeffreybomb Why not drill a hole and buy a grommet to fill it in?
04-25-2013 03:26 PM
sevenservices
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Originally Posted by klessa View Post
Thanks -- I've already sent one one wire through the firewall on the driver's side so I'm familiar with that, just wanted to go 'easy' this time.

Regarding piggybacking -- it's interior LED underdash lights, shoudl not have too big of a draw. Do you think it's preferable to have those off the negative battery terminal instead?
shoot man, why don't you trace your dome light circuit and hook it to that fuse. Then they'll light up when the doors open... nevermind... just read your last post.
04-25-2013 03:14 PM
klessa
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
Interior lights are no draw so you can buy the little tabs that hook on a fuse spade. Just make sure you hook to the fuse output leg. (you mean positive. negative is off the chassis ground)

Are your lights working off the door switches or seperate switches? The door switch power is different.
Hmmm.... not sure what you mean here. I haven't installed the interior LED lights yet. I have exterior ones (grill mounted) that I connected directly to the battery and ran through the firewall under the drivers' side, with a switch installed on the dash. These interior lights will be switched as well, but the control box will be installed inside the glovebox. They won't be connected to the door switches. I've had that fuse pulled for a long time because I always pull my doors in the summer. Is that what you meant?

So, searching at auto supply shops and radio shack has come up empty. What do you call the add-on circuit you can piggy back to an existing fuse? Mine came with the led kit, but again it's the larger size, not the smaller size that I was hoping for. I haven't been able to find the relay circuits anywhere else.
04-25-2013 11:13 AM
Neil F. Interior lights are no draw so you can buy the little tabs that hook on a fuse spade. Just make sure you hook to the fuse output leg. (you mean positive. negative is off the chassis ground)

Are your lights working off the door switches or seperate switches? The door switch power is different.
04-25-2013 10:16 AM
klessa
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
Just go in through the driver's side. I pulled the existing big gromet aside a little and ran the wires next to it. It's easy enought to run them back across on the inside.

With regards to your second question, what are you connecting? You should not really piggyback another load on an existing fuse.
Thanks -- I've already sent one one wire through the firewall on the driver's side so I'm familiar with that, just wanted to go 'easy' this time.

Regarding piggybacking -- it's interior LED underdash lights, shoudl not have too big of a draw. Do you think it's preferable to have those off the negative battery terminal instead?
04-25-2013 09:30 AM
jgorm It only takes a couple minutes to drill a hole. For anything that says it needs 10g, I'd run 8 and go straight to the battery.
04-25-2013 09:01 AM
Neil F. Just go in through the driver's side. I pulled the existing big gromet aside a little and ran the wires next to it. It's easy enought to run them back across on the inside.

With regards to your second question, what are you connecting? You should not really piggyback another load on an existing fuse.
04-25-2013 08:18 AM
klessa No responses? Still would love to hear, but have another question as well. So I'm trying to connect something via fuse box. It's one of the larger sized fuses, supposed to connect in with something 10a or under. The size matches those in the main engine compartment. But then I realize there are 10a fuses (smaller variety) in the glovebox that would prevent me from having to go through the firewall... can I use those instead, and if so, do they make those in a smaller size (the expandable circuit fuse relay)? I guess my question is, if they are rated the same amps, can I use them interchangeably?
04-18-2013 11:46 PM
klessa
Firewall access point on passenger side?

Where's the best place to go through the firewall on the passenger side? I have a 2002 Wrangler Sport. I would REALLY prefer to not have to do any drilling.

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