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BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 01:31 PM

dome light install
 
I have been searching around and can' seem o find what I'm looking for. I will be taking the doors off the jeep whenever it warms up and was thinking of installing a new dome light so I don't have to keep inserting fuses or clips. I am going to take out my old dome light and take some measurements and go down to a pick-a-part and find a dome light with a on/off switch, why jeep didn't already make it like this is stupid in my opinion. Anyways just wondering if anyone has already tackled this before and knows of good donor dome light hat would look good

snwchris 04-01-2009 02:33 PM

Nope haven't done, but would say is easier to buy the $8 clips for the light pins.
Or you could make a flat plate to go over light pins and using existing panel screws already near there.

Chris

Giancarlo 04-01-2009 02:43 PM

you can buy a switch for your stock dome light quadratec has it..

Quadratec Exclusive JW-DLB - TJ Dome Light Switch for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

here thatll save u some time and money...

chucky cheese 04-01-2009 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by BARKDOG67 (Post 347764)
I have been searching around and can' seem o find what I'm looking for. I will be taking the doors off the jeep whenever it warms up and was thinking of installing a new dome light so I don't have to keep inserting fuses or clips. I am going to take out my old dome light and take some measurements and go down to a pick-a-part and find a dome light with a on/off switch, why jeep didn't already make it like this is stupid in my opinion. Anyways just wondering if anyone has already tackled this before and knows of good donor dome light hat would look good

you've got too much time on your hands. buy the clips at j c whitney.

T-BONE N BIXBY 04-01-2009 03:35 PM

I say install "The Clapper" and be done with it.:punk:

BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by chucky cheese (Post 347814)
you've got too much time on your hands. buy the clips at j c whitney.

I'm laid off/ on vacation I've been bored out of my mind just looking for any exscuse to work on the jeep.:p

Giancarlo 04-01-2009 04:18 PM

you can buy a switch for your stock dome light quadratec has it..

Quadratec Exclusive JW-DLB - TJ Dome Light Switch for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

here thatll save u some time and money...

BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Giancarlo (Post 347862)
you can buy a switch for your stock dome light quadratec has it..

Quadratec Exclusive JW-DLB - TJ Dome Light Switch for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

here thatll save u some time and money...


I have a whole box of switches I can wire my own. I was just wondering if anyone had did any custom work with it yet. thanks though

BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 04:35 PM

Giancarlo

Hey was it you that I was talking to a while back about some 33" tires I bought from PEPBOYS that were only $99.00. If it was did you ever call them and price them. I'm going to be needing new tires soon myself and would hope that there still in that dollar range. that was almost 2years ago when I purchased those just wondering what current prices are.

Giancarlo 04-01-2009 04:38 PM

i checked on website they looked like they went up a little like 10 dollars.. im going to need tires soon.. i dont want to buy pro comp or mickey thomson.. even though i have 1 33 12.5 r 15 procomp x terrain less than 3000 miles on it and a baha claw less than 4000 miles on it.. i want all terrains

TeeJay 04-01-2009 06:01 PM

I made my own with a blown fuse, 2 fuse taps, an inline fuse holder and a two way switch. I then dremeled out a spot in front of my 4wd shifter for the switch. just reach down and turn it off.

total cost- $12

BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TeeJay (Post 347971)
I made my own with a blown fuse, 2 fuse taps, an inline fuse holder and a two way switch. I then dremeled out a spot in front of my 4wd shifter for the switch. just reach down and turn it off.

total cost- $12

yeah I'm probably going to just throw a switch on it and call it a day

TeeJay 04-01-2009 06:29 PM

it's a good idea. I did one for mine and my dads old Jeep at the same time and he missed it so much he made one for his Rubicon.

BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TeeJay (Post 348015)
it's a good idea. I did one for mine and my dads old Jeep at the same time and he missed it so much he made one for his Rubicon.

I don't know why jeep didn't do this to begin with especially with a vehicle that has removable doors. I just don't understand must of slipped their minds. huh:bottom:

MoA 04-01-2009 07:36 PM

jason i just pulled the whole door insert out.. that way the light only comes on when i WANT them too.. the clips are a PITA to put on and off when the doors are on or off.. sometimes on bres jeep we would forget about them and she broke one once..

you could always just unplug the black pins then put them back in.. i took mine out permanently

TeeJay 04-01-2009 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by MoA (Post 348074)
jason i just pulled the whole door insert out.. that way the light only comes on when i WANT them too.. the clips are a PITA to put on and off when the doors are on or off.. sometimes on bres jeep we would forget about them and she broke one once..

you could always just unplug the black pins then put them back in.. i took mine out permanently

switch is a way nicer setup though. mine still tells me I left my lights on when im using doors.

MoA 04-01-2009 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TeeJay (Post 348082)
switch is a way nicer setup though. mine still tells me I left my lights on when im using doors.

no problem from my 99.. hes got the SAME year as me..

my solution = free.. great on a low budget.. if you take out the fuse you cant use your light.. if you do it my way you can turn it on or off by the factory switch only..

jdhallissey 04-01-2009 08:05 PM

I pulled my fuse and they still work off of the factory switch. The pins in the doors just don't work.

BARKDOG67 04-01-2009 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 348092)
I pulled my fuse and they still work off of the factory switch. The pins in the doors just don't work.

I didn't know they would still work after pulling the fuse, though I've never used the factory switch to see if they worked when I pulled the fuse.

jdhallissey 04-01-2009 09:06 PM

yep works like a champ. I have not had my fuse in well since the day I bought it.

MoA 04-01-2009 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 348092)
I pulled my fuse and they still work off of the factory switch. The pins in the doors just don't work.

what do you mean they just dont work?

badrubi03 04-02-2009 10:43 AM

all the fuse does is let the lights come on automatically. sense i had my jeep and aint had my fuse in sense, when u cut the truck off, they wont come on unless u turn the knob. they still work, just u gotta make them cut on. i dont think ill ever put the fuse back in.cheapest and easiest way right there.

price=0$


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