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Unread 12-22-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Locker switch wiring help needed..

Ok guys I'm getting ready to put eaton elockers in my 13 jku but instead of using the cheap looking switches that come with them I'm going to use arb style illuminated switches which have 5 terminals on them vs 3 on a standard lighted switch..I've already sourced the arb wiring diagram but the question I have is has anyone found the easiest place to tap into the dash lights so that the switch is lite when the dash lights are on and dim with dimmer? I'm going to be using the rugged ridge A-pillar switch pod for the install and I'm going for the most professional install as possible! Any suggestions?

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Unread 12-23-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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With the ARB switches anyway, they light up when you turn them on (engage the locker, etc). I've never heard of anyone wiring them to light up with the dash.
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With the ARB switches anyway, they light up when you turn them on (engage the locker, etc). I've never heard of anyone wiring them to light up with the dash.
ARB switches (Which are Carling Tech Contura II switches) as well as most Contura II switches have a main light as well as a small light. The main light is dependent of the switch, but the small light is independent, and can be wired how you wish. Most people wire them to the dash lights to come on when the dash lights do. OP needs the wire color that controls that circuit to tap into and control the small light.

OP, I'm a TJ guy so I can't help. I know on late model TJ's it's any solid orange wire.
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ARB switches (Which are Carling Tech Contura II switches) as well as most Contura II switches have a main light as well as a small light. The main light is dependent of the switch, but the small light is independent, and can be wired how you wish. Most people wire them to the dash lights to come on when the dash lights do. OP needs the wire color that controls that circuit to tap into and control the small light.

OP, I'm a TJ guy so I can't help. I know on late model TJ's it's any solid orange wire.
Thank you sir and you would be 100% correct, I'm looking for what color wire and where might be the easiest place to access that wire (I'm guessing maybe right behind the power window switches) is... And yep I actually ordered the switches off eBay that are the carling tech horizontal arb style rocker switches... Now just to trace down that darn wire.
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