Got the sPOD install completed today - now I can wire up my accessories. This sPOD (a bit spendy but so worth it) - sure makes
hooking up accessories less painful and it gives me room for 6 "things" (RI 10" LED bar 1st on the list) Install took about 3-4 hours so plan accordingly.
Here is what comes with the kit from the sPOD guys - I just ordered direct.
Mounted the sPOD in the engine bay - loosen 2 bolts and slip it on (do the passenger side first, slip it up then you can slip the driver side on down - I didn't remove the bolts.
Mount the window frame bracket for the switch holder - you have to pull the moulding off - move the visors out of the way and give it a gentle
but firm tug - those expensive well made wonderful clips :
: (I jest) the molding pops right off.
You have to make room for the bracket so I test fitted the moulding marked it and sawed out a notch on each side
The sPOD switch bank goes over the molding so - suggest you center the bracket a little VS what I did and push it all the
way to the passenger side - just 1/4" - 3/8" of play is all there is but before you tighten it all down make sure the visors fit okay. My left one is a bit
snug on the switch housing. (see the last photo)
Here is how I routed the switch control cable - pay attention to the mic if your ride is so equipped (mine is you can see the
mic in the lower left with the white sticker on it)
I didn't have to take the moldinsg off but it was a little tricky fishing it - took my time and I got it down - the driver side
pannel pops right off with those plastic clips (be gentle on removal) Here is how I routed mine and I tie wrapped it down for a
In the engine bay - locate a firewall foam gasket below the window washer
Here is what it looks like from inside - you gotta get down in there and look up - you can see the black foam gasket - I made
a slit in it for the control connector to fit in
This is what the control cable looks like after it is routed through the foam gasket
Route the cable over to the control box from underneath
Good habit to get into is to ALWAYS inspect connectors prior to plugging them in - see the black goop I picked up with that
upper right connector - easy clean out
Route the control box cables along the back of the firewall and cable them up
sPOD is ready to take connections from your assecories - the kit even includes the spade connectors for the screw down terminals. I soldered mine on and used heat shrink tubbing over the ends.
Here is how the switches look inside (I choose the colors thinking of two rear things (red) two front things (green) - blue for
rock lights and Amber as a spare)