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Heidi Ho 06-21-2013 05:58 PM

dome light with doors off
 
I took my doors off.... I am assuming that pulling the fuse is the only way to get dome light to stay off.... I thought that the guy at the dearlership said something else... like there was a way to by pass that ?

Purdue11 06-21-2013 06:06 PM

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.

TJDave 06-21-2013 06:13 PM

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!

Heidi Ho 06-21-2013 06:27 PM

Ty

AlexS 06-21-2013 06:39 PM

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13029_100.htm

Michigunman 06-21-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TJDave (Post 3886741)
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.

Mike8847 06-21-2013 06:54 PM

Use the spring from quadratec. I think it's like $10.

Michigunman 06-21-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike8847 (Post 3886859)
Use the spring from quadratec. I think it's like $10.

Why?

Goobs63 06-21-2013 07:23 PM

The big Q has that switch thingy for under the dash also. I think that's like 15 bucks.

Water Dog 06-21-2013 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Michigunman (Post 3886896)
Why?

Exactly..! Save your $10 for something fun.

BigCrave 06-21-2013 09:18 PM

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.

Tyr4nt 06-21-2013 09:32 PM

Fuuuuuuuuse!!!!

:D 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.

Mike8847 06-21-2013 09:39 PM

Time is money why waste that extra minute every time you take the doors off? Best $10 I've spent

Tyr4nt 06-21-2013 11:14 PM

Understanding differences!
 
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Originally Posted by Mike8847 (Post 3887311)
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!

avbk5907 06-28-2013 01:56 PM

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.

Water Dog 06-28-2013 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by avbk5907 (Post 3908738)
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

windingwilkie 06-28-2013 04:08 PM

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.

monkeee2002 06-30-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike8847 (Post 3887311)
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. :whistling:

Evpjr 06-30-2013 02:40 PM

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. :-)

Water Dog 06-30-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Evpjr (Post 3914022)
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...!:D

That is why Jeep put fuse #4 in there; to pull it when doors are off. It's called a "door switch defeat"

jared0720 06-30-2013 03:57 PM

I bought the switches and they eventually wore out. I also leave my fuse out with no problems

TJToch 06-30-2013 04:28 PM

Pull the fuse, did mine today, took 2 mins. Although I would recommend someone ith small hands, cuz it's a hard reach.

eagle223 06-30-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by TJToch (Post 3914270)
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

Holton345 06-30-2013 07:22 PM

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.

:banghead:

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.

bryanintowson 07-01-2013 08:05 AM

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.

DBoat 07-01-2013 12:40 PM

I too use the switch from Qtec.. love it..

nicholas.c 07-01-2013 01:29 PM

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.

Duckmasterlack 07-01-2013 07:58 PM

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.

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/...psd648674b.jpg

Water Dog 07-01-2013 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle223 (Post 3914334)
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....:rofl:

Pink_Percy 07-01-2013 10:45 PM

These things have working dome lights? Huh.


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