So, everyone wants a 241, right? Some of us even buy them from aftermarket companies who call them a "NVG241OR" (by the way, there's no such thing). I happened to get one of these and wanted to put it in my '98 TJ. Like many other TJ owners who do this swap, I had no idea how to make the 4WD switch work. You may say "Why do you care if the light works or not?". Two reasons, really. One, I have a set of ARB locked axles about to go in. I think I'll have some piece of mind if I wind the solenoids through the ground to this light. This will keep me (or a passenger) from accidentally pushing the locker button and locking my diffs on the highway at 60 MPH
. That would really suck. I'll only be using them in 4WD anyway. The other reason is that I just like my stuff to work like it's supposed to.
That being said, I researched the switch and found that there's one company who will sell you a switch that will work and a pigtail FOR $100!!
I researched it and here's the skinny. These guys (who also sell the "NVG" cases) are selling you switches for DOUBLE what I got the same thing for. Now, I know... "they did the research..." . So did I. Unlike them, I'm a real Jeeper, so I'll share the info for you....FREE OF CHARGE.
Buy these parts..
ACDELCO PT724. I found it for under $20 online. This is the pigtail you'll need.
AIRTEX 1S4219. I found this one for $28 online. This is the switch.
Here's the parts:
Step 1: Take out the 241's switch. Take the O ring off it (be careful because you'll need it)
Step 2: Put the O ring on your new switch:
Step 3: Install the switch in your 241.
Step 4: Pull pigtail and wires out of the wire wrap and cut off the connector. Strip the wires back about a half an inch. (This is a rear PITA if your 241 is installed)
***NOTE: My camera ran out of juice at this point, and I couldn't wait to finish. These steps are pretty self explanatory, though. Let me know if you have any questions...
Step 5: Cut the new pigtail to a reasonable length. Strip the wire ends about a half inch on the pigtail.
Step 6: You chose, crimp connectors (provided with the pigtail) or solder the wires together. There is no polarity, so just connect one to one and the other to the other. Use heat shrink or electrical tape to seal the joint up.
Step 7: Put the wires back in the factory wire wrap and use some electrical tape at the end to keep it closed.
Step 8: Plug the pigtail into the switch.
Step 9: Take a look at the wires above the transmission and transfer case. Make sure they're not in a position to get caught up in the gear shifter or the TC shifter.
Step 10: Test it out.
Step 11: **Most important** Figure out a way that other Jeepers can save a buck that other people are trying to (basically) steal from us... then post that on Jeepforum.com
I hope this post helps anyone looking for this solution. I have seen a lot of posts with people trying to figure it out. If you have any questions, post it and I'll do what I can to answer it.