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Old 12-08-2015, 10:37 PM
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Jeep Electrical Experts. Can I use these?

I bought my jeep without air conditioning, so I have buttons that do nothing. My question is, do they work just like a switch? Or are they dummies that do nothing? I'd like to hook up a lightbar without installing a switch so I was hoping I could use existing switches if they are in fact switches. Also, if I can use them, how would I go about doing it?

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If you're good with electronics, you might be able to fab something up. Most of the switches that are OEM, especially those on the HVAC system and the panel below it where your hazard lights and TSC are are solid state (aka electronics) and will require soldering and adding to the boards.

The switches themselves are probably functional, but due to the electronics associated with how they're used and hooked up, they're probably functioning as dummies at this point. Until the proper connections are added to the board they won't function, and then they still may not do so after several hours of jacking with 'em.

In my opinion it might be more trouble than it's worth. Adding a switch would be much easier, and you know when you're done you will have something that works.

Good luck, perhaps someone else will have more specific info available foryou

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I should specify, I am asking about the round push in switches where my A/C would usually be, not the spaces next to my TSC and hazards. Those definetly dont do anything. I didnt even think of those when I took the picture so I forgot to specify
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you would need the switches and HVAC controller etc.

You may be able to use the switch activator part of the button face and a hacked up plug to switch on something else, but there are much easier ways to wire in an illuminated switch.
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It's not really even an illuminated switch I want. I actually want them hooked up with my highbeams but a lot of people Said that was a bad idea. I just figured I could use what is already installed but it turns out they aren't what I thought they were
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