post #31 of Old 07-16-2010, 09:45 PM
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I'm probably going to simply just wire power to the defroster. The defroster works good to keep rain off the glass, especially if you rain x the glass. I don't need all that other stuff right now.

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post #32 of Old 07-16-2010, 10:34 PM
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Ive heard of guys making their own harnesses by using trailer plugs. All you would really have to do is find out what does what with an electrical tester. Do you need inline fuses or what?
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post #33 of Old 07-18-2010, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well i started installing this and i ran into some troubles..

So i had to add my own wiring from the defrogger switch/wiper to the actual harness which i did. Now reading the instructions i pulled out the red 10 way connector and it tells me to plug in the 4 wires.. So then i realize that im still left with Brown/Light green which apparently is the wiper park.

So now im completely lost as i dont know what to do with this..

I guess the switch wiring i did to the harness is wrong..??

Please help me out
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post #34 of Old 07-19-2010, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well i gave up with the wiring harness to hell with it after spending 2 days just trying to figure out whats going on wit the harness itself. Word of advice, dont buy the wiring harness out of a jeep that comes factory wired with a hardtop!! As the wires do not match up like the instructions say and it really complicates stuff.

So i went onto a simpler thing.

I ran the wiper to a relay and using the wiper switch (not done yet).

So this is what i have currently.

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30 - 20amp fuse to positive terminal of batt
87A- wiper parked (BR/LG)
87 - wiper run wire (BR/PK)
85 - grounded (tied into the hardtop ground wire - which is tied into the chassis)
86 - BR/LG from switch..

Now the back of the stock wiper switch has 6 wires.. which ill only be using 4..

Black - grounded.. BR/PK bring to positive terminal of batt with a 10AMP fuse.. And BR/LG run to 86 like mentioned above.

The switch has also a orange wire which is used as a illumination so i might tap into the orange wire behind the bezel if i feel like it.

Can someone just confirm with me the way i have this wired.. This is just for the wiper of course. Dont plan on using the washer part which then is in position of the switch.

And then worry about defrost later.

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post #35 of Old 07-20-2010, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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So last night i wanted to test my circuit before actually putting it in the jeep and i tried it and well it smoked lol...

It smoked on the grounding side of things.. But i did use 2 smaller aligator wires that i think might of been too small to handle the load.

What im not sure about tho is if i wired that stock wiper switch to just use it as a regular switch correctly.
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post #36 of Old 07-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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The whole kit is only $145.59 from Jeepsareus.com. How much is your time worth and are you willing to risk catching your Jeep on fire with your homemade harness?

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The whole kit is only $145.59 from Jeepsareus.com. How much is your time worth and are you willing to risk catching your Jeep on fire with your homemade harness?

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Your absolutely right the only reason i cant get myself to fork over the money for it considering the jeep is not really winter driven. The hardtop would only get used for about 2months tops. I just figured it would be nice to have the wiper working atleast..
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post #38 of Old 07-20-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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GOT IT!! Just tested it with a volt meter and she works beautifully!

When the switch is off, the "park" wire is hot.. Once you flip the switch the voltage flips over to the wiper run wire..

Now this tested using a booster pack.. and a volt meter, Now simply wire it to batt and the hardtop
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While im at this. I figured Id ask you guys and see if there is any responses..

I currently have fog lights, driving lights with their separate relays and runs to the battery, sharing a common ground between the 2 different switches.

I was gonna place the wiper switch in there, and checked on the FSM and apparently the ORANGE wire is for illumination, my 3rd blank spot has a plug thats in it and apparently its for fog lights. Now my jeep never came factory wired for fogs lights so i installed that myself.

My question is, can i splice into that orange wire and run that to my fog light switch, driving light switch and now wiper switch. This would be in order to clean up some of the wire runs that are happening and save me 2 runs to the battery in the engine bay compartment.

Or is the illumination wire only for when i actually turn on my headlights and it lights up the interior when its dark?
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post #40 of Old 07-23-2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well now that the wiring is all good to go, i just have to place in the jeep and thats pretty much 80% complete.

Here is a short video of my test circuit and the wiper actually working lol..


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Can you make an updated post with exactly how you built the harness. A picture would be good too.
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Can you make an updated post with exactly how you built the harness. A picture would be good too.
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No problem. Currently only the wiper is installed/wired as you can see from the video. I found the plug-in end in a 03 durango on the power seat

But I got some picture of the actual schematic used that I will upload.

EDIT:

Here is the actual schematic. On pinout 87 of the relay, just go to the pink/brown wire ignore the black/light green thing there.. If you have any questions let me know what exactly you want to know?

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Thanks for the topic Esad, I'm cuttingly looking to do the same thing on my 2004 TJ Sport. How did you ever make out? You still here on the Forum? I also noticed your photo bucket with the stereo install photos, How do you like that head unit? I've seen that one on-line for like $330USD and I was thinking about picking one up but have yet to run across anyone whose installed one. Hope you're well. Keep it on all fours. LOL DJDarkGift.

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post #44 of Old 12-02-2015, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I'm still here Well I installed the thing and used it for about 4 years or so and I just sold that Jeep this past May as I picked up a 05 LJ.

The kit worked well, I even ended up selling it earlier this year to a fellow member on this forum that used it to run his hardtop. I do have the wiper and defrost switches still left I believe so if you need those let me know!

You can purchase the kit for a couple of hundred or make your own. Not sure how comfortable you are with wiring.

In regards to the stereo, thats what I paid for it a couple of years back. As you can tell from the pics (see my 97 TJ Build thread in the sig for more pics) it was quite a hack job, the unit works well.

This was one of the items I removed from my 97 and moved over to the 05, which then was a straight plug and play. No issues with the unit, except maybe 1 out of 10 times there won't be music coming out of it - a simple power off on the unit and back on the music works.

I like the fact it has bluetooth, navigation etc on it and on top of that it keeps the stock look.

There is a thing now on the market to buy a 2 DIN dash bezel which allows you to install one of the 2DIN radios which are more easily found since Jeep uses a 1.5 standard and those are not really available except what I have and the Jeep RB1 unit which is very outdated.
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