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Unread 06-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Wiring PIAA 520 ION Fog Lights

Pardon this very basic question, but since I only have 1100 miles on my Jeep after waiting too many years to get another one - I find myself gunshy. I've got everything setup as the manufacturers wiring diagram shows. (Thanks to the post that showed how to snake wires next to the doors through the spray foam hole) But for the life of me I can't figure out where to connect the one wire that just powers the switch? They say to splice it into an existing powered wire but which one? they are all wrapped and bundled ??? In my pickup there is an open fuse box under the dash so a ATM add-a-fuse works fine. The JK only has the sealed box under the hood? So ???? Where do you connect it ?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Not sure which year JK, but on my friend's 08, I tapped the cigarette lighter/power outlet for power to his switches. One side was switched power, the other was always hot. Pretty easy to get to the wires once you take the center trim off.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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ATM add-a-fuse works fine, use any circuit that turns on/off with the ignition key.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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Thanks LA-Sahara Looking now on how to remove the center panels - It's a 2013 wrangler sport --

Thanks for the reply CJ7--Tim but the fuse box in the engine compartment has almost a tongue in groove seal to it - no way (without cutting the box) to get a wire out of it.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:20 AM   #5
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Just a note to close this out -- Ended up wiring this to the lighter and using a plasmaglow black switch which I hid in the right side of the drivers dash compartment. Its easy to hit on/off, its not easy to see when off and when on, the blue light is dim and mainly hid by the steering wheel. Perfect :-)

Thanks to all for the assistance.
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