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post #1 of 16 Old 06-16-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Location of switches?

Looking for ideas for switches in JKU. Front and read aux lights. Does anyone use the unused stock switch slots (the row where the hazard is)?

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-16-2013, 08:40 PM
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I attached switches for my windshield mounted KC driving lights and my rear bumper backup lights down by my right knee, along the edge of the console/transfer case handle.

I have my ARB air compressor switch mounted in the glove compartment (drilled a hole through the back wall of it).

An SPOD is a great option, albeit expensive.

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post #3 of 16 Old 06-16-2013, 09:35 PM
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There is also a switch panel that replaces the panel at the base of the dash under the radio, in front of the shifter. I think a few different suppliers off it, very in expensive, like $20.00 plus the cost of up to 6 switches. Some people say it's easy to install, others have said was very difficult.

It's not simple to just add switches to the factor switch panel. However if you do a search, someone has a write up, they did it, and show what they had to do.

Let us know what you do.


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You should getta sPOD-that system will cure/acommodate at least 6 of your aux accessories and localize the relays/fuses/ter. boards-etc

I've installed quite a few aux systems and this one is THE BEST-



Switch panel is positioned outta the way above the rearview mirror and you can "quick' glance atit for use--and the motherboard is readily positioned in the drivers side engine compt-ideal

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I made a bracket and put mine on the sport bar.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/c...ckoff-1479956/
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I got to agree with JIMBO on this one. The sPod is not only a great switch panel but also handles all the fusing and relays needed when installing aftermarket accessories! Makes life a lot easier.

They also just came out with a new version. It has lighted switches in the off position! Nice!

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Jason, I want one of the newer ones - PM me how much delivered to 08534

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I have mine on the driverside A-pillar.. works great for me. it accomodates up to 4 switches (only have one there so far). It's on quadratec for like 20$ if I recall corectly..

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Jason, I want one of the newer ones - PM me how much delivered to 08534

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sPOD is the way to go, if you are going to wire multiple items. It makes life 10x easier when wiring something.

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I have always made my own switch panels and fuse/relay boxes like GauchoMark (terrific job by the way) although not quite as sophisticated as his for all my Jeeps, but this time decided to go the sPOD route. The price hurt a bit but my figuring is that by the time you buy all the needed supplies to make you own and subtract it from the cost of the sPOD itís not really all that bad, plus you save a ton of time.
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I have always made my own switch panels and fuse/relay boxes like GauchoMark (terrific job by the way) although not quite as sophisticated as his for all my Jeeps, but this time decided to go the sPOD route. The price hurt a bit but my figuring is that by the time you buy all the needed supplies to make you own and subtract it from the cost of the sPOD itís not really all that bad, plus you save a ton of time.
agreed. To do it right, you don't save much if any
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One thing I donít like about the sPOD though is the switch panel. The switches are huge limiting it to only 6 switches and thatís it. Sure, for most people that would be plenty but for me, and probably a few others, I need more.
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Kinda true 1222, but


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One thing I don’t like about the sPOD though is the switch panel. The switches are huge limiting it to only 6 switches and that’s it. Sure, for most people that would be plenty but for me, and probably a few others, I need more.
Being larger switchs, makes for easy "no look" finger touch control--I can easily select any acc, on my panel--without ever taking my eyes off the road/trees/rocks/hill/cop !

One of those ckts, I could easily drop, if I needed a "NEW" acc--

The only reason for labels/lights, is for the passenger to use panel, if needed !

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