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post #1 of 5 Old 06-27-2008, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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ARB Compressor Power Source / Wiper Motor Power Wire Color?


So I have installed the switches, the compressor and the wiring harness for my ARB's, but I'm not sure where to tap in for the power to the compressor. The manual states to find a 15 amp ignition/acc power wire and tap into it. I had planned on just straight wiring to my aux fuse block, but it's constant hot.
The next thought was to use the windshield wiper motor power wire. It's fused at 25 amps, ignition on, and doesn't get used much. Question is what color and where is that wire located?
Anyone have a wiring diagram for a 2004 LJ that could tell me, or give me a better power source to use.
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-28-2008, 12:26 AM
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I used the cig lighter wiring for mine...
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Run the power from your Aux box to a relay. Use something that comes on with Ign(stereo, windshield wiper, head light, etc.) to turn on the relay when you turn the key on.

When you turn on the key your air compressor would get power, when turned off the relay turns off compressor. There isn't anything inside the jeep I'd wire my compressor direct into.
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I used the ignition/acc power wire they recommend, right behind the ignition switch there is a bundle of wires. Took out my handy voltimeter, cheapo one that looks like a screwdriver handle that lights up. Poked wires until I found one that lit up when accesories were on (first click of the key, radio on but not engine) and went off when the key was turned off. Then I just spliced into it. Took me 5 minutes and I am no electrcian by any means. 2 years later, no eletrical fires yet!

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Run the power from your Aux box to a relay. Use something that comes on with Ign(stereo, windshield wiper, head light, etc.) to turn on the relay when you turn the key on.

When you turn on the key your air compressor would get power, when turned off the relay turns off compressor. There isn't anything inside the jeep I'd wire my compressor direct into.
That's what I'll think I'm going to do. I just didn't like the idea of powering my compressor off a factory curcuit.
Thanks for the info.

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