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  1. #1
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    Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    One of my favorite things is cheap little mods that make life better or make something the way that the Jeep should have come from the factory. Something like a switch in the door open switch circuit to kill the dome lights when doors off.

    What have y'all done?

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    Haven't done it yet, but I like the locker override jumper mod for the Rubicons.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    That's a good one if you have need for it, definitely. Just the kind of thing I was talking about.

    This was my favorite version with the switch for added safety:
    http://rockcrawler.com/techreports/j...pass/index.asp

    I haven't come across a situation where I felt like I needed it personally.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    http://www.wanderingtrail.com/Mods/T...ker_Defeat.htm. I did the 2 switch. Can operate lockers independently in 2hi/lo or 4hi/lo
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  5. #5
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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    Quote Originally Posted by unlblkrubi View Post
    http://www.wanderingtrail.com/Mods/T...ker_Defeat.htm. I did the 2 switch. Can operate lockers independently in 2hi/lo or 4hi/lo
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    Cool, hadn't seen that one!

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    I just pull the fuse. Dome light still works when started or turned on with dome light switch.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    I like the fog light bypass mod also.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    Have a link for that?

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    This uses the bent pin method
    http://www.stu-offroad.com/electrical/elec1/elec-1a.htm

    This one replaces the relay with a jumper but it's on an older TJ
    http://www.universityofjeep.ca/Tech/...y/Writeup.html

    My relay was under the hood. I pulled it out and put in the jumper (pins 3 & 4). Works great.
    I don't have the factory fog lights, and I'm not sure what the wattage of the replacements are. Might need to add a relay with a dedicated power source and heavier wire to the lights. Still cool using the factory switch and dash indicator.
    Last edited by 1 Long TJ; 10-10-2012 at 09:54 AM.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    http://www.stu-offroad.com/electrical/elec1/elec-1a.htm
    The one I used, really makes a difference.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    Here's my dual switch locker bypass setup. Being under the 4wd lever keeps it out of sight, out of mind to passengers and other drivers
    I actually used it the other day to lock in the rear axle while in 2 hi. No doughnuts, just backing out of a ditch at an odd angle.


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    I had to replace the switches, so I went with my favorite push buttons.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    Very interesting setup!

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    I added a switch in the rear to activate the interior lights. I thought about using a door switch on the tailgate, but figured when the top is off I wouldn't need to open the tailgate. Any switch would work but I found one that I really liked. It's small, water resistant, and could be mounted flat or through a hole.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
    I ended up mounting mine on the seat belt cover, but it also fits nicely under the edge of the body with double-sided tape. I like that it doesn't look like a switch so nobody messes with it when the top is off.
    I ran a wire along the harness inside the body up to the front and tapped into the door ajar switch (purple wire). The switch then provides a ground signal that turns on the interior lights.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    I'm loving that one too. Very nice.

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    Re: Favorite low $$$ electrical mods

    I have done both the Locker override (2 switch) and the fog light relay. You can get these at allthingsjeep.com Lights Out for Jeep TJ and LJ 1997-2006, by No Doors Inc.
    Price:$9.99

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