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Old 05-11-2010, 11:12 PM
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No more #4 fuse pull...

I'm sure things like this have been posted before, but someone was asking about the interior light/doors off nuisance a few days back, so I got motivated to solve this problem permanently on my TJ. I simply spliced two wires off the ground wire coming off the back of good ol' fuse #4, then ran them to a switch on the console. Now all I have to do is flip the switch when I take the doors off. Got tired of pulling that fuse.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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that is a great idea!

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:17 PM
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Thanks. It's super easy. Sorry about the crappy pics, though.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:20 PM   #4
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very good idea, i might have to do this myself!
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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I think i will, Just have to get a switch!
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:26 PM
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Here's the parts list:
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:00 AM   #7
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I did the same thing kinda. I made a wire to switch like you, but put terminals on so that i still went through the fuse. I got small enough female terminals that the fuse plugged into the wire and then into (male terminals) the fuse box. So this way I can return it to factory if I ever had to.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:00 AM   #8
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very nice, cheap mod.
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I did the same thing kinda. I made a wire to switch like you, but put terminals on so that i still went through the fuse. I got small enough female terminals that the fuse plugged into the wire and then into (male terminals) the fuse box. So this way I can return it to factory if I ever had to.
then I mounted a togle sw on one of them dummy plugs were a switch should go.
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Did this myself a couple months ago. took me longer to decide where I'd mount the switch than anything else.

I hate pulling fuses, so it was a no brainer for me.

My switch is under the pass side dash...so when I'm yanking that door off I just reach up and flip the switch.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:24 AM   #11
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I like haveing mine for when were partying down at my trail in the back 20. So I can have my doors off or wide open with the radio up loud without the darn lights on. One less thing to run the battery down when jamming.
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Agree with mrcarcrazy. Pulling fuses just doesn't seem like the way to go. Plus, I like doing little things like this to make the Jeep feel like it's tailor-made for all it's functions, one of which is having the doors removed. Plus it's cheap! Good for us poor folks!
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What did you use for the splice part to the wires? Did you strip cover and solder or did you use one of the crimp things to piggyback? Do you have a fuse inline with the setup somewhere?
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Personally I'm no fan of splicing into OEM wiring...when it can be avoided...

I blew a fuse and then used it to tap into the fuse location. soldered wires to each lead of my blown fuse, and then ran one to switcch, and one through an inline fuse and then to other pole of same switch.

Mine is 100% reversible, with no damage to the vehicle. (That's how I like to do things.)
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What did you use for the splice part to the wires? Did you strip cover and solder or did you use one of the crimp things to piggyback? Do you have a fuse inline with the setup somewhere?
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Personally I'm no fan of splicing into OEM wiring...when it can be avoided...

I blew a fuse and then used it to tap into the fuse location. soldered wires to each lead of my blown fuse, and then ran one to switcch, and one through an inline fuse and then to other pole of same switch.

Mine is 100% reversible, with no damage to the vehicle. (That's how I like to do things.)
I put mine inline with the fuse (see pic previously posted) completely reversable. I used crimp conectors. It was kinda hard finding small enough ones (male) to fit in the fuse box.
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oh and make sure switch is rated higher than fuse

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