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Unread 08-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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YJ Bright light quick fix

Is there a quick and easy way to rig up a bright light switch?

I rarely drive the jeep after dusk. I have never needed my brights but now I need to get it inspected and one of the things we must have here in Mississippi is bright lights. I could pull the steering wheel off and go through all of that but thought someone may know something quick and easy to get me through inspection until I have time to disassemble the column.

and yes, it is the switch. Does not take much to pull the yoke out which means you have to be careful using the turn signals and wipers. When you pull it back it will come all the way under the steering wheel and never click.

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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Nah, no one does
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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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there is a super easy way. my column is jacked. so i just put in a foot switch for my high beams. less than $20 and about 30 min of work.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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Doh, forgot about that super easy way, dangit. That I'd a great way
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Unread 08-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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get one of these...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Standard-Mot...f1aad7&vxp=mtr

and one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMP-STANDARD...a2c248&vxp=mtr

it's easy to wire up.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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Have you checked the adjustment on the switch itself on the lower column? If the screws that hold it in place have come loose, it may have allowed the switch to slide down, so your stick would have to travel farther and may not even be pushing down far enough.
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Yeah it is easy
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Ive got the foot switch and its easy to hook up---3 wires
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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #9
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Well. We made it through inspection. However I have very little control over the wipers, brights must be held to work and if you hit the turn signal quick you get to pick the stem up. (it broke out of the housing) So. I need a new stem and whatever housing it goes into. If this is part of the brights fix I guess I am on a crash course to fix it all but I would love some insight into what wires need to go to a floor switch.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #10
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Mine started doing that a few years ago when I was replacing switch. Somehow I had a squiggly metal rod in there (sorry can't tell ya name of it) came out and I couldn't figure out how it went back in there. So now my brights are my 6 h4's mounted on my light bar switched on with toggle switch...
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Well. We made it through inspection. However I have very little control over the wipers, brights must be held to work and if you hit the turn signal quick you get to pick the stem up. (it broke out of the housing) So. I need a new stem and whatever housing it goes into. If this is part of the brights fix I guess I am on a crash course to fix it all but I would love some insight into what wires need to go to a floor switch.
There is a black 3 pronged connection under your dash at the steering column, The three female connectors are the exact same as the three male connectors on a foot switch. Run 3 wires from the connector to the foot switch and mount the switch to the floor.
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