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post #1 of 15 Old 08-04-2011, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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Selectable Battery/Accessory Power Source

On my 2008 JK, there are two power outlets on the bottom of the center stack.
The left outlet is #1, fuse #M6, wired to Accessory power.
The outlet on the right is #3, fuse #M36, always powered.
I noticed in the TIPM fuse box, there is a fuse #M7, for outlet #2, selectively powered by the battery and accessory circuits.
I also noticed my JK does not have outlet #2, but the 20 amp fuse is in place, in the 2 position socket.
Here is a picture of Fuse M7's location, and a close-up of where to position the fuse for accessory power and battery power.



The center pin socket for M7 goes to pin #12 in the TIPM connector C6, shown in the next picture.

The dealer didn't have a wire with the proper terminal to fit in TIPM wire harness connector C6, so I went to a junk yard, found a late model Jeep, (might have been a Patriot), and pulled a 12 AWG wire, with the correct terminal end. For the 20 amp fuse, I wouldn't use a wire smaller than 16 AWG, to be on the safe side.
Here is a picture of the terminal end. It has to be exactly like this, or it won't work.

Once I got the wire home, it was a matter of about 20 minutes to install it in location #12 of TIPM connector C6 wire harness.
The first thing I did was disconnect the battery negative terminal.





If you want a built in selectable battery/accessory power source, protected by a 20 amp fuse, consider taking advantage of the unused M7 fuse in your TIPM. Don't do this if you are not comfortable raising the TIPM, and unplugging the connector.

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Wow, most excellent. Beautiful write-up and pics too, well done as always.
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Great stuff thank you so much for that!


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Very useful information, thank you.
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Hi,
To which pin hole on C6 connector do I have to connect my DRL's light's cable to use on RUN ignition mode?,
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If your TIPM is like mine...


Here is a thread showing how to do it from the top:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/e...10/?highlight=

If you connect from underneath, here is a pic identifying the pins.

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If your TIPM is like mine...


Here is a thread showing how to do it from the top:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/e...10/?highlight=

If you connect from underneath, here is a pic identifying the pins.

Thanks for your answer.I have read that thread.I shifted up the TIPM and released the C6,but didn't know where is pin 14,18 and 28.Another problem is I couln't find wire terminal end that fits to this pin slot in Turkey because there were a few jeeps in the junk yard.I need 3-4 wire end terminals,where can I find these and could someone help me?,
Thanks again.
Sorry my bad English.

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Thanks for your answer.I have read that thread.I shifted up the TIPM and released the C6,but didn't know where is pin 14,18 and 28.Another problerm is I couln't find wire terminal end that fits to this pin slot in Turkey because there were a few jeeps in the junk yard.I need 3-4 wire end terminals,where can I find these and could someone send me these to Turkay?
The dealers here do not carry the terminals. That's why the junk yard was the only source.

It looks like your best option is to do this from the top.
You would be using this as a relay trigger, right?
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The dealers here do not carry the terminals. That's why the junk yard was the only source.

It looks like your best option is to do this from the top.
You would be using this as a relay trigger, right?
I don't know what "relay trigger" means,but I will connect DRL's ligts and wireless warn off-road lights(two pairs).
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KC light install

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I am going to install KC H iLights on the jeep.
I would like it to be on switched power, Run or Run acc.
Can the rocker switch power to activate the relay go right to The M7 ,and set the M7 to run/Acc setting?
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I am going to install KC H iLights on the jeep.
I would like it to be on switched power, Run or Run acc.
Can the rocker switch power to activate the relay go right to The M7 ,and set the M7 to run/Acc setting?
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Yes. Power from M7, through the switch, to the relay coil.

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KC light Install

Thanks ,this is the way I want it set up.
I have not had a chance to look at the jeep yet, what was a good point to pass the cables thru the firewall ,and did it require a rubber boot.
Lights were a Christmas gift.
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