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Unread 10-25-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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how do you install wiring for rear defrost/wiper?

I am looking buy an 05' rubicon unlimited with a soft top but eventually want to get the hard top also. I noticed there's no swicthes in the spot for the rear defroster / rear wiper and was wondering if its is possible to install them and how hard it is? Thanks for any help!!

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Unread 10-25-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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Yes you can install it but it takes a long time. I hate messing with electrical stuff myself, but if you're up to it, then you should be able to do it.

Basically it involves buying a harness. I bought mine from www.jeepsareus.com.

You splice the wires into your main wiring harness (or whatever it is called) below your steering wheel.

Mine is only partially done. It works, but asthetically it isn't perfect. For example, my wiper/washer works just fine but the button doesn't light up in the dark nor does the orange light come on. I was in a rush (you have to take the dash apart) so I called it good and went on to other things.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:27 AM   #3
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i made my own wiring kit, and its removable with the top. details at combatsylvania.com
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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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The jeeps are us kit comes with complete instructions.

I just did my 06 rubicon.

It took about 4 hours (working slow), and it comes with everything (new wiper fluid bottle, extra motor for resevoir, switches, fuses, relays, wire loom, tie wraps, etc.

It was around $130, and well worth it. looks like it was installed at the factory.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:38 AM   #5
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Quote:
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The jeeps are us kit comes with complete instructions.

I just did my 06 rubicon.

It took about 4 hours (working slow), and it comes with everything (new wiper fluid bottle, extra motor for resevoir, switches, fuses, relays, wire loom, tie wraps, etc.

It was around $130, and well worth it. looks like it was installed at the factory.

Yep. What he said ^^^^^^^
I had it in my 05, took it out of that, and just put it in my 06 last weekend. Took about 2 hours that second time around. The instructions are a little vague on some points, but it's not hard to do.
Well worth the $$!!
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