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cocky grin 03-24-2012 11:25 AM

where did you mount your aux switches
 
So I'm installing some aux lights and just wondering where you mounted your switches???

GrimsbyAl 03-24-2012 11:28 AM

lower middle dash panal

Daystar KJ71030 - Daystar Lower Dash Switch Panel for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with Automatic Transmission - Quadratec
Daystar KJ71034BK - Daystar Lower Dash Switch Panel for 11-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with Automatic Transmission - Quadratec

fdnc2774 03-24-2012 11:40 AM

Rugged Ridge 17235.86 - Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod with Switches for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

driver side window bracket. .. this set comes with 4 switches. . i hooked some backup lights and my light bar on them. . still waiting on what to use the other two for. . i love this set up

the unit GrimsbyAl posted you got to purchase switches seperatly. . this one has all included

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by fdnc2774 (Post 2176454)
Rugged Ridge 17235.86 - Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod with Switches for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

driver side window bracket. .. this set comes with 4 switches. . i hooked some backup lights and my light bar on them. . still waiting on what to use the other two for. . i love this set up

the A-Pillar switch for the 2012 jk's is on back order through qtec. I ordered it and am now patiently waiting hoping the quoted 4-6 weeks is only 2 or 3 lol...seeing is how I just installed my rigid duallys this morning.

fdnc2774 03-24-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2176464)
the A-Pillar switch for the 2012 jk's is on back order through qtec. I ordered it and am now patiently waiting hoping the quoted 4-6 weeks is only 2 or 3 lol...seeing is how I just installed my rigid duallys this morning.

dang that blows. . i ordered the dead pedal and it took 2 weeks when it said 4-6. . hope it works out for ya soon. .

tip for the install- instead or running each switch individually to the battery or fuse. . i ran one heavy gauge wiring to the battery and relayed each switch to one another . . all have power and less headache adding on later down the road

jmb6420 03-24-2012 11:53 AM

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I used the daystar. I had to replace the shifter boot so it wouldn't hit the switches.

cavsvet74 03-24-2012 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 (Post 2176464)
the A-Pillar switch for the 2012 jk's is on back order through qtec. I ordered it and am now patiently waiting hoping the quoted 4-6 weeks is only 2 or 3 lol...seeing is how I just installed my rigid duallys this morning.

There's plenty of room in the stock A-pillar for your own switches.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/.../switches2.jpg

2010WranglerMountain 03-24-2012 01:54 PM

A pillar!
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/...3_993209_n.jpg

4fit 03-24-2012 02:03 PM

I have always planned to stick with the stock pillar and use plasmaglow switches. They make them in black as well, which is what I would go with personally. They are sorta pricey, but they look great. Of course, if I was going with tons of accessories, I would go with something like the sBox.

This is not my Jeep, but just an example of the plasmaglow switches.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/00.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/01.jpg

Slatecaller 03-24-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2176867)
I have always planned to stick with the stock pillar and use plasmaglow switches. They make them in black as well, which is what I would go with personally. They are sorta pricey, but they look great. Of course, if I was going with tons of accessories, I would go with something like the sBox.

This is not my Jeep, but just an example of the plasmaglow switches.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/00.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/01.jpg

Those switches look awesome :punk:

rics1997 03-24-2012 05:58 PM

I got some new switches to run light like the ones on the above pillar. I will be adding them to the right of my locker switch

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...-48-57_520.jpg

termite 03-24-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2176867)
I have always planned to stick with the stock pillar and use plasmaglow switches. They make them in black as well, which is what I would go with personally. They are sorta pricey, but they look great. Of course, if I was going with tons of accessories, I would go with something like the sBox.

This is not my Jeep, but just an example of the plasmaglow switches.

/SNIP

Just FYI, those switches can be found for less then half of what Plasmaglow charges for them. Just google "Bulgin Style latching switches". You can find them from PC parts suppliers for around $12-$15 in various styles and colors.

Casotakar1229 03-24-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by fdnc2774 (Post 2176494)
dang that blows. . i ordered the dead pedal and it took 2 weeks when it said 4-6. . hope it works out for ya soon. .

tip for the install- instead or running each switch individually to the battery or fuse. . i ran one heavy gauge wiring to the battery and relayed each switch to one another . . all have power and less headache adding on later down the road

thank you! I will be sure to refer to this when I do my install...:thumb:

cocky grin 03-26-2012 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by cavsvet74

There's plenty of room in the stock A-pillar for your own switches.

So what did you do?? Just cut the whole for the switches? How'd you wire them?

Casotakar1229 03-26-2012 12:28 PM

just got an email back from joe at qtec saying those a-pillar switches are coming in in about 2 weeks...just thought I'd let you know.

JIMBOX 03-26-2012 01:03 PM

:whistling:-----sPOD---

Can'tbeatem

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Kelsey73 03-26-2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX
:whistling:-----sPOD---

Can'tbeatem

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

^^^^^^^ awesome advice right there

kbwwolf 03-26-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 2183716)
:whistling:-----sPOD---
Can'tbeatem
:dance::rofl: JIMBO

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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 (Post 2183756)
^^^^^^^ awesome advice right there


What these guys said. :thumb:

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You can tell from my switch color that I'm volatile and prone to butting heads with authority. :D

kbwwolf 03-26-2012 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2176867)
I have always planned to stick with the stock pillar and use plasmaglow switches. They make them in black as well, which is what I would go with personally. They are sorta pricey, but they look great. Of course, if I was going with tons of accessories, I would go with something like the sBox.

This is not my Jeep, but just an example of the plasmaglow switches.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/00.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/01.jpg

Probably the best looking switches I've seen. Very elegant. :thumb:

If I didn't have an sPOD, I'd be all over these.

cavsvet74 03-26-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by cocky grin (Post 2183016)
So what did you do?? Just cut the whole for the switches? How'd you wire them?

Drilled the hole for the switches. The wiring runs up behind the a-pillar cover. Pulling the side panel off the dash makes it easy.

Pulled power for the switches from the 12v outlet in the dash. The switches trip the relays under the hood for my aux lights.

jkjeeper06 03-26-2012 07:18 PM

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These are mine

cocky grin 03-27-2012 09:30 AM

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Thanks for the help everyone got my kc fog lights in last night

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Casotakar1229 03-27-2012 10:07 AM

nice! those look great. posting up night pics? :)

cocky grin 03-27-2012 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229
nice! those look great. posting up night pics? :)

Thanks! And ill be taking some 2night

Mopar2Ya 03-27-2012 10:29 AM

I ordered the Daystar lower dash panel after trying to find a place to mount black Plasmaglow switches. I decided against A-piller due to the light, distraction.

cocky grin 03-27-2012 08:27 PM

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Nvrmor 03-27-2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2176867)
I have always planned to stick with the stock pillar and use plasmaglow switches. They make them in black as well, which is what I would go with personally. They are sorta pricey, but they look great. Of course, if I was going with tons of accessories, I would go with something like the sBox.

This is not my Jeep, but just an example of the plasmaglow switches.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/00.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/taycon9601/01.jpg

$40? Just google vandal resistant switches, you can find them at most places for around $15. I use them on modded pc's. and they do look awesome.

joe002 03-27-2012 09:35 PM

Old switches, new covers:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r...l/IMG_0205.jpg

Beastmaster 03-27-2012 09:50 PM

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Rugged Ridge

Jervboy 04-13-2012 06:19 AM

You guys are chock full of ideas. Here are mine. Was going with that Rugged Ridge A-pod switch pillar but the correct on, the new one in black, is on back order forever.


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