Locker switch wiring help needed.. - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-22-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
buns79
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: chatham IL
Posts: 226
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?


2013 jku. Manual trans, 2.5in teraflex lift with 1in spacers,35in duratracs, soft top, ace rear bumper, poison Spyder front bumper, smittybuilt winch, 4:88s with eaton elockers front and rear. Spod, rigid LEDs, rugged ridge snorkel and the list goes on and on... 0lllllll0
buns79 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-23-2013, 12:01 AM
suicideking
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Riverside
Posts: 1,085
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.
suicideking is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-23-2013, 12:09 AM
sjones26573
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord/Harmony/Raleigh
Posts: 9,835
Quote:
Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
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.

The Offroad Club @ NC State; Founder
The Yellowtail Build
Jeep-Owner.com
sjones26573 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-23-2013, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
buns79
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: chatham IL
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
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.

2013 jku. Manual trans, 2.5in teraflex lift with 1in spacers,35in duratracs, soft top, ace rear bumper, poison Spyder front bumper, smittybuilt winch, 4:88s with eaton elockers front and rear. Spod, rigid LEDs, rugged ridge snorkel and the list goes on and on... 0lllllll0
buns79 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome