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post #1 of 12 Old 12-02-2013, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Adding some fog/driving lights- switch placement?

OK so over the Thanksgiving weekend me and my brother put the JK hood light bar on the front of my Liberty. I found some PIAA 520 ATP on Amazon for only $25 more than the KCs I was going to get so I ordered them, so they should arrive in about a week or so.

My question is, where do you guys put the switch for the added lights? Or is there an easy way to just have them come on when you put the brights on?? Is there any reason this would NOT be a good idea? I wish there was a stock button down by the traction control and hill assist buttons.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-02-2013, 11:36 AM
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OK so over the Thanksgiving weekend me and my brother put the JK hood light bar on the front of my Liberty. I found some PIAA 520 ATP on Amazon for only $25 more than the KCs I was going to get so I ordered them, so they should arrive in about a week or so.

My question is, where do you guys put the switch for the added lights? Or is there an easy way to just have them come on when you put the brights on?? Is there any reason this would NOT be a good idea? I wish there was a stock button down by the traction control and hill assist buttons.
Most states it's illegal to run the fogs with the highbeams.
Put the switch somewhere close to the shifter. Someone will probably post some pictures.

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I live in Dallas so I hardly ever use brights unless Im out in the boonies anyways, but to have it separate seems like the wisest choice.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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My switches are in the same place as here.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f292/...alled-1344518/

Pick up the power wire off of the cigarette lighter if you like, but it's on the key.

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OK so over the Thanksgiving weekend me and my brother put the JK hood light bar on the front of my Liberty. I found some PIAA 520 ATP on Amazon for only $25 more than the KCs I was going to get so I ordered them, so they should arrive in about a week or so.

My question is, where do you guys put the switch for the added lights? Or is there an easy way to just have them come on when you put the brights on?? Is there any reason this would NOT be a good idea? I wish there was a stock button down by the traction control and hill assist buttons.

Happen to have a link for that light bar? Also can you throw some pics up of how its installed and looks? Thanks in advance.
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My switch. Wired separately. A few people including myself looked into putting it in that switch panel, but it's all one piece. I like my interior to look close to stock, and this is what I came up with...without hiding the switch in any of the compartments.

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Thought I had a pic but can't find it. However, it is in the same place as Bx.

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post #8 of 12 Old 12-04-2013, 04:40 PM
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I have a 2nd power outlet on the face plate just left of the buttons. This location would also be good for a fog switch.

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I think that spot does look the best, I will pop off that middle faceplate and take a look. Adding another power outlet would be nice too, I cant believe there is only one....
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I think that spot does look the best, I will pop off that middle faceplate and take a look. Adding another power outlet would be nice too, I cant believe there is only one....
Please dont complain, mine didnt even have one. But it inspired me to do some customizing and install my own set up, thanks to lfhoward's post.



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post #11 of 12 Old 12-16-2013, 09:48 AM
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Looks good, Bwsooner6! I like that you also put a 12V power outlet back there.

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post #12 of 12 Old 12-16-2013, 09:59 AM
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Looks good, Bwsooner6! I like that you also put a 12V power outlet back there.
Mine also had a switch on it, so I used it and did not have to mount an external one like you did. I really like your idea of having it switched.

Now I am trying to figure out where to put my LED light switches and if I stay stock or go with something novelty.


Rangerr47, you can also put the 12v outlet on the drivers side out of the way if you hate cords like me


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