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07-19-2014 10:29 PM
iM7md I just installed sPod JK 2012-14 double light 620-12LT with otrattw switches, sPOD works great but the lower light (text) doesn't light up even when I press the small black button on the left side of sPOD! What do you think?
02-28-2014 04:09 PM
Argent Hard to argue for $391 shipped
02-28-2014 03:03 PM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by Argent View Post
Just ordered mine - now to figure out what switches I want from OTRATTW

and then I'll be bugging you kramer2k as to how to actually do the wiring
Nice!

Here's a link:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/kr...ml#post3759495
02-28-2014 12:24 PM
Argent Just ordered mine - now to figure out what switches I want from OTRATTW

and then I'll be bugging you kramer2k as to how to actually do the wiring
02-28-2014 11:11 AM
Smokinjoe I upgraded my SPOD to dual led switch panel, lucky I'm not too far from them. Cindy was very nice and the crew at SPOD very helpful got me going in no time. Love the upgrade and night lighting of my switches
02-28-2014 11:04 AM
Argent Ok cool - yeah there is a price difference between the single and dual light sPODS ($65)

but that's good to hear since that code still works over at rivercityoffroad and I can get the regular one for under $400 with free shipping!
02-28-2014 11:00 AM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by Argent View Post
time for a thread revival!

I'm looking at getting an sPOD - however like most - I want to replace the switches with ones from OTRATTW and I want them to be dual lit switches that light up when the headlights are turned on.

so - since I'm looking at upgrading the switches and then wiring them to the dash lights somehow - do I still need to spend the extra cash for the sPOD with the dual lit switch options? or can I just order the standard single light one, replace the switches and run my own wires for the dash light integration?

(also that code for Rivercityoffroad still appears to work!)
You can opt for the standard sPod, no need for the dual light configuration. I'm not sure if there's a cost difference, but even still, you only need the switch housing, wire harness, and source box actually. I wish there would have been an option to "delete" the switches to save some money.

You can check my build thread [see signature] if you want some tips on setting up the dual light sPod.
02-28-2014 08:41 AM
Argent time for a thread revival!

I'm looking at getting an sPOD - however like most - I want to replace the switches with ones from OTRATTW and I want them to be dual lit switches that light up when the headlights are turned on.

so - since I'm looking at upgrading the switches and then wiring them to the dash lights somehow - do I still need to spend the extra cash for the sPOD with the dual lit switch options? or can I just order the standard single light one, replace the switches and run my own wires for the dash light integration?

(also that code for Rivercityoffroad still appears to work!)
05-13-2013 08:41 PM
JKMigs
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Originally Posted by Rubicon2013 View Post
Just ordered mine!! Not affiliated with RCO but just found a sweet deal on the spod if anyone is interested :

RiverCityOffroad.com/SPOD

Use discount code "SPODME" for your discount and free shipping!

Anyway, can't wait to give this a try!!!
Just ordered my sPod thanks for the discount code was much cheeper than ED got free shipping and discount.
05-12-2013 01:41 PM
JKMigs
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Originally Posted by EAD Offroad View Post
PM'ed you a code.
looking for the sPod would you PM me a code? thanks in advance.
05-03-2013 01:39 PM
kramer2k Thanks Parker!
05-03-2013 01:17 PM
parker65
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
I'm going the route of Darkfire and I want to clarify before I order the sPod. I want to achieve exactly what you've done with yours and have the bottom row of words always on when the headlights kick on and the top row gets activated when you flip a switch to the "ON" position.

Do I order the regular sPod from any vendor and then merely order OTRATTW rockers (with switch bodies?)? When ordering the switches which configuration do I order? Independent/dependent? Dependent/independent? Both Independent? What does this annotation mean for the switches?

Thanks for the help.

Edit: One more question for you Darkfire...

In your configuration the bottom row stays lit all the time and the top row turns green when a switch is "ON", correct? If so, can you give me a part number of the OTRATTW switch you're using.
Just call or e-mail OTRATTW and tell them what you want and the colors. They will give you the number which goes at the end of your particular switch numbers.

I called them and did this, they were very helpful. I'm using green on the bottom actiavted and controlled by the vehicle lights and red at the top when the item is activated. To do this the, UPPER - DEPENDENT, LOWER - INDEPENDENT, configuration is what you need. Pick your colors and use this configuration for bottom lit with interior lights top lit when item is turned on.
05-03-2013 09:50 AM
the Kolector
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
I think I may have to consult Darkfire via PM to get a firm answer. I'll let you know what he says.
Cool, thanks.
05-03-2013 09:48 AM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by the Kolector View Post
I am interested in doing the same thing. I like the idea of having them lit up on a regular basis to see, easily, which is which.
I think I may have to consult Darkfire via PM to get a firm answer. I'll let you know what he says.
05-03-2013 08:35 AM
the Kolector
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
I'm going the route of Darkfire and I want to clarify before I order the sPod. I want to achieve exactly what you've done with yours and have the bottom row of words always on when the headlights kick on and the top row gets activated when you flip a switch to the "ON" position.

Do I order the regular sPod from any vendor and then merely order OTRATTW rockers (with switch bodies?)? When ordering the switches which configuration do I order? Independent/dependent? Dependent/independent? Both Independent? What does this annotation mean for the switches?

Thanks for the help.

Edit: One more question for you Darkfire...

In your configuration the bottom row stays lit all the time and the top row turns green when a switch is "ON", correct? If so, can you give me a part number of the OTRATTW switch you're using.
I am interested in doing the same thing. I like the idea of having them lit up on a regular basis to see, easily, which is which.
05-03-2013 01:52 AM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
I have the SPod and switched out the switches with Otrattw switches with dimmer control. Taped into the. Dash wire behind the instrument panel. Took a whole 30 min to do the tap and run ONE wire. Does not defeat the purpose of the SPod in any way!! I think they look awesome
I'm going the route of Darkfire and I want to clarify before I order the sPod. I want to achieve exactly what you've done with yours and have the bottom row of words always on when the headlights kick on and the top row gets activated when you flip a switch to the "ON" position.

Do I order the regular sPod from any vendor and then merely order OTRATTW rockers (with switch bodies?)? When ordering the switches which configuration do I order? Independent/dependent? Dependent/independent? Both Independent? What does this annotation mean for the switches?

Thanks for the help.

Edit: One more question for you Darkfire...

In your configuration the bottom row stays lit all the time and the top row turns green when a switch is "ON", correct? If so, can you give me a part number of the OTRATTW switch you're using.
03-06-2013 01:47 PM
thomp318 Wow, ok. How do you get the code from EAD?

I want to pull the trigger the SPOD and the VIAIR for the 2012 JK with the following Otrattw switches.

1. On Board Air
2. Fridge
3. Off Road Lights
4. Rock Lights
5. Back Up Lights
6. Zombie Response Lights

Question, is the Air Gauge worth it if your OBA is just for Airing up and down? Will it always be showing like 100 psi until in use?

Would the best color for stock be?

Amber on top, switch is on.
Green, bottum for the text off position.

If your wired to the dash dimmer wire does the light intensity go up and down with everything else?

One of my first MOD's and I think it will be one of the best, next one will be the fridge.
11-20-2012 02:56 PM
TX Sasquatch
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Originally Posted by Glitchy View Post
The standard sPOD switches are like this: (See photos below)



And Switches swapped out to these by OTRATTW (with Instructions)
Installing backlit Contura switches on sPod - American Expedition Vehicles - Product Forums



Jeff

Sorry to change the subject slightly, but does anyone know what pressure gauge that is?
11-01-2012 02:08 AM
chim-chim7 Beer, and trunk monkey. lol
10-31-2012 11:49 PM
Darkfire I have the SPod and switched out the switches with Otrattw switches with dimmer control. Taped into the. Dash wire behind the instrument panel. Took a whole 30 min to do the tap and run ONE wire. Does not defeat the purpose of the SPod in any way!! I think they look awesome
10-31-2012 11:30 PM
Mogulbumm
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Originally Posted by Matador

Not without tapping into the Jeep's factory wiring. If your willing to do that, then you should just throw out the idea of the SPOD altogether because your defeating its sole purpose which is NOT to touch the factory wiring and keep it all separate.
If you are simply tapping into a dash light for the dimmer function on the LED, I don't see how this defeats the premise of the sPod which is designed to keep accessories (ie lights, onboard air, etc.) off the CANBUS. Tapping to light an LED is harmless unless you short your cables. I'd rather run the second LED off the dimmer than have a manual switch to turn it on.
10-05-2012 01:11 PM
Matador
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Originally Posted by Metonymy View Post
See, the premise works like this in my head:

- Switches have two rows of lights
- Top row of lights are always illuminated so you can see them (but only when the ignition is turned on)
- Bottom row of lights only illuminate when you flip the switch "on" so that you know it's activated whatever is connected to it

Is there any simple way to make this happen?
Not without tapping into the Jeep's factory wiring. If your willing to do that, then you should just throw out the idea of the SPOD altogether because your defeating its sole purpose which is NOT to touch the factory wiring and keep it all separate.
10-05-2012 11:54 AM
Metonymy See, the premise works like this in my head:

- Switches have two rows of lights
- Top row of lights are always illuminated so you can see them (but only when the ignition is turned on)
- Bottom row of lights only illuminate when you flip the switch "on" so that you know it's activated whatever is connected to it

Is there any simple way to make this happen?
10-05-2012 08:08 AM
EAD Offroad
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
The manual switch might be the only solution, it sucks but the entire system needs to be independent from the Can-Bus so there is no way of tying into the ignition or light switch.
Exactly the reason Jeep recommends this system. Personally I'd go with the standard switches, keep it simple.
10-04-2012 08:17 AM
Matador
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Originally Posted by EAD Offroad View Post
Yes, the bottom LEDs on all 6 switches are controlled by a small button on bezel, all on or all off. The top LEDs on all 6 switches illuminate on/off independently when you switch them on/off.
Got it now, thanks.

Now that I think about it some more, the auto switch won't work either because there won't be a trigger to turn it off at night. The sensor will be open all night allowing power to the bottom row until the morning. The manual switch might be the only solution, it sucks but the entire system needs to be independent from the Can-Bus so there is no way of tying into the ignition or light switch.
10-03-2012 04:31 PM
Metonymy Seems silly that the bottom bar lights would be illuminated. I'd rather see the top lights lit up, especially if replaced with the worded switches from OTRATTW. Just seems backwards.

Looks like I'll just order the original unit and go from there.
10-03-2012 03:43 PM
EAD Offroad
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
So the lights stay on all the time regardless if you flip the switch to activate that circuit? The only way to turn those lights off is by flipping ANOTHER small toggle switch?
Yes, the bottom LEDs on all 6 switches are controlled by a small button on bezel, all on or all off. The top LEDs on all 6 switches illuminate on/off independently when you switch them on/off.
10-03-2012 03:32 PM
Matador
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Originally Posted by EAD Offroad View Post
I'm right. The bottom lights are on all the time unless you use the small switch on the left to turn them off. What happens if you leave anything on when it's not keyed to the ignition? Yep, battery goes dead!
So the lights stay on all the time regardless if you flip the switch to activate that circuit? The only way to turn those lights off is by flipping ANOTHER small toggle switch?
10-03-2012 03:10 PM
EAD Offroad
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I'm not sure that's correct. Your saying that the bottom is ALWAYS illuminated and can be turned off with the switch? What happens if I don't switch them off? Since its connected directly to the battery nothing can turn them off when I turn the Jeep off.
I'm right. The bottom lights are on all the time unless you use the small switch on the left to turn them off. What happens if you leave anything on when it's not keyed to the ignition? Yep, battery goes dead!

But... All the new Gen sPODs have an Integrated LVCO (Low-Voltage-Cut-Off) circuit. This detects the battery voltage and will cut-off at 10.6VDC so there is enough juice to start your vehicle in case you left something on!!!

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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but at the moment the SPOD lights are all off until you flip the switch on a particular item (ie. Fog lights). Then the light for that circuit comes on and will stay on and "live" despite if your turn the Jeep off or not. It will only go dead if you flip the switch down (off).
You are right. See above LVCO.

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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
With that said what I think you meant to say was that the Bottom lights turn ON when you flip the switch up and activate that particular circuit (ie. Fog lights). The NEW upper light which would highlight the illuminated icon is completely independent and they are ALL controlled through a toggle switch on the side of the SPOD control box.
No, see above.

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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I still think that the Auto light sensor is their best solution to the problem. No one is going to switch on a separate switch just to activate the illumination of icons and then flip another switch to activate that circuit (Fog Lights) THEN remember to turn off all the switches when they turn off the Jeep. An Auto sensor will take all of the illumination control out of the equation. They can still charge $65 for the option and people will be more inclined to opt for it since it would be all automatic and seamless.
Initially thought it was a good idea. But if you think about it, it's the same issue, you still need to make it manually switchable or they are going to come on every night. I know it sounds better to tap into the Jeep wiring to trigger these things but sPODs are designed to specifically isolate all your aux wiring from the canbus.

There is nothing stopping a customer from modifying their product other than potential warranty issues. I've certainly modified perfectly good aftermarket parts on my JK, sometimes to the point where they no longer work
10-03-2012 02:19 PM
Matador
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Originally Posted by EAD Offroad View Post
I was close. I just got off the phone with sPOD. The new optional wiring and double switch availability right now is:
  • Bottom lights are always illuminated but can be turned off with the switch on the side.
  • Top lights are triggered by the switch (on/off)
I'm not sure that's correct. Your saying that the bottom is ALWAYS illuminated and can be turned off with the switch? What happens if I don't switch them off? Since its connected directly to the battery nothing can turn them off when I turn the Jeep off.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but at the moment the SPOD lights are all off until you flip the switch on a particular item (ie. Fog lights). Then the light for that circuit comes on and will stay on and "live" despite if your turn the Jeep off or not. It will only go dead if you flip the switch down (off).

With that said what I think you meant to say was that the Bottom lights turn ON when you flip the switch up and activate that particular circuit (ie. Fog lights). The NEW upper light which would highlight the illuminated icon is completely independent and they are ALL controlled through a toggle switch on the side of the SPOD control box.

I still think that the Auto light sensor is their best solution to the problem. No one is going to switch on a separate switch just to activate the illumination of icons and then flip another switch to activate that circuit (Fog Lights) THEN remember to turn off all the switches when they turn off the Jeep. An Auto sensor will take all of the illumination control out of the equation. They can still charge $65 for the option and people will be more inclined to opt for it since it would be all automatic and seamless.
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