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07-03-2013 10:30 PM
Jeepfixer1 I've got a switch just like the quadratec one off evil bay for like 12$ including shipping. I'm a ASE certified technician that has everything needed to make it myself but was just lazy. I do however think I'm gonna move the switch connection out of the fuse box to the wire that comes from the door switches that way there are no lights with the doors off but I still will have the headlight warning beeper. I Haven't left em on yet but I don't want to forget and have to bug someone for a boost.
07-01-2013 10:45 PM
Pink_Percy These things have working dome lights? Huh.
07-01-2013 09:13 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by eagle223 View Post
Needle nose pliers or take the glove box off
X2..or throw one of those little plastic fuse pullers in your glove box with the fuse.

Or maybe we could wire in a sensor that senses whether the door is on or not, wire it through a number of relays (because everyone likes relays) then through the ecm so it knows what's going on, and it in turn will send the command to the robotic arm at the fuse panel that will pull and reinstall the fuse at the appropriate times. Lets figure out how hard we can make pulling the fuse....
07-01-2013 07:58 PM
Duckmasterlack The easiest and cheapest solution (other than pulling the fuse) I have found is using a 1/4" hose clamp. Push in the button and tighten on down.

07-01-2013 01:29 PM
nicholas.c I noticed on my jeep ('04 wrangler X) that the door closed plungers appear to be threaded.. maybe if you push them in they rotate?

I haven't ever removed the doors from mine yet because I bought it used and someone had installed power actuators to lock / unlock the doors when you toggle the ignition.. I think I could rig up some sort of disconnect though. it's just 2 wires on each door.
07-01-2013 12:40 PM
DBoat I too use the switch from Qtec.. love it..
07-01-2013 08:05 AM
bryanintowson I put the door jamb switches back in that the PO had removed in lieu of pulling the fuse. I did this because I nearly drained my battery by leaving the lights on since the headlight alarm is tied to that switch.

It rains quite a bit in the summer here so taking the doors off will be a special occasion rather than the norm for me.
06-30-2013 07:22 PM
Holton345 I thought that Quadratec spring-switch-holder-downer-thingie was pretty trick when I first decided to remove my doors in March of 2004. I bought it. Later on I went wheeling and lost one of them.



Then a fellow jeeper pulled the correct fuse for me. I have never felt the need to put it back in. The other spring-switch-holder-downer-thingie and the fuse went into the round file about six months later and I have never looked back.

However, this also kills the alarm that tells you that you have gone and walked away with your lights on. Get used to checking your headlights every time you leave the vehicle and you will be fine. The dome light will still work perfectly well via the turn signal stalk twist ring.

That ten bucks could purchase you something better. So save it.
06-30-2013 05:04 PM
eagle223
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Originally Posted by TJToch View Post
Pull the fuse, did mine today, took 2 mins. Although I would recommend someone ith small hands, cuz it's a hard reach.
Needle nose pliers or take the glove box off
06-30-2013 04:28 PM
TJToch Pull the fuse, did mine today, took 2 mins. Although I would recommend someone ith small hands, cuz it's a hard reach.
06-30-2013 03:57 PM
jared0720 I bought the switches and they eventually wore out. I also leave my fuse out with no problems
06-30-2013 03:06 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by Evpjr View Post
Just pop the cover off of the dome light and remove the bulb, and you will still have your "key left in the ignition," alarm and door ajar. If you have one at all. :-)
Yea, you'll have them full time with the doors off...!

That is why Jeep put fuse #4 in there; to pull it when doors are off. It's called a "door switch defeat"
06-30-2013 02:40 PM
Evpjr Just pop the cover off of the dome light and remove the bulb, and you will still have your "key left in the ignition," alarm and door ajar. If you have one at all. :-)
06-30-2013 09:20 AM
monkeee2002
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Originally Posted by Mike8847 View Post
Time is money why waste that extra minute every time you take the doors off? Best $10 I've spent
I bought those springs for my Jeep. I used them all of 3 times. Then I pulled the fuse & tossed the springs.
06-28-2013 04:08 PM
windingwilkie
my fix

I got 2 PCs of alum 1/2". X 2 1/2" or 3" and bent them both in the shape of a top hat ----then put the two "rim" PCs of top hat behind the dash edge which places the"top" of hat positioned over top of lite button.This holds the button in/off until which time I remove it to put the full hard doors back on.Hope this makes sense since I can't use the keyboard to draw the shape.
06-28-2013 02:16 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by avbk5907 View Post
i built my own switch, just like the one from quadratec, only cheaper. Much less of a pain than pulling the fuse and forgetting to replace it.
^^x2
06-28-2013 01:56 PM
avbk5907 I built my own switch, just like the one from Quadratec, only cheaper. Much less of a pain than pulling the fuse and forgetting to replace it.
06-21-2013 11:14 PM
Tyr4nt
Understanding differences!

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Originally Posted by Mike8847 View Post
Time is money why waste that extra minute every time you take the doors off? Best $10 I've spent
I usually roll hard top on, full steels off (when the forecast is <70% rain). I can appreciate not wanting to pull the fuse every time I pull the doors.

My fuse stays out from Spring to the end of Autumn. I don't know why (honestly, I don't lol) but I put it back in for the winter.

So I guess to be totally honest - My process is lazier... ha!
06-21-2013 09:39 PM
Mike8847 Time is money why waste that extra minute every time you take the doors off? Best $10 I've spent
06-21-2013 09:32 PM
Tyr4nt Fuuuuuuuuse!!!!

Super easy - 0 additional cost - requires one of the most common tools ever, needle nose pliers - throw it in the glove box when you re attach it and forget it until it gets cold out. win win win win.
06-21-2013 09:18 PM
BigCrave I used the switch from Quadratec. I like it. Works well, and when you put doors back on, you just flip it back and light comes on with door again. It still allows you to turn the light on by rotating headlight switch.
06-21-2013 07:56 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by Michigunman View Post
Why?
Exactly..! Save your $10 for something fun.
06-21-2013 07:23 PM
Goobs63 The big Q has that switch thingy for under the dash also. I think that's like 15 bucks.
06-21-2013 07:09 PM
Michigunman
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Originally Posted by Mike8847 View Post
Use the spring from quadratec. I think it's like $10.
Why?
06-21-2013 06:54 PM
Mike8847 Use the spring from quadratec. I think it's like $10.
06-21-2013 06:45 PM
Michigunman
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Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
Pull fuse #4 behind the glovebox and don't look back! I quit putting mine back in years ago, even after buying real half doors. Nice and quiet, no alarms. You can still manually use your domelight.
Just don't forget to turn your headlights off!
This - no additional parts required. I leave mine out year round too.
06-21-2013 06:39 PM
AlexS http://www.quadratec.com/products/13029_100.htm
06-21-2013 06:27 PM
Heidi Ho Ty
06-21-2013 06:13 PM
TJDave Pull fuse #4 behind the glovebox and don't look back! I quit putting mine back in years ago, even after buying real half doors. Nice and quiet, no alarms. You can still manually use your domelight.
Just don't forget to turn your headlights off!
06-21-2013 06:06 PM
Purdue11 you could always find a way to keep the button pushed in so that the lights dont come on. But really the easiest way is to pull out the fuse.
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