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post #31 of 54 Old 02-14-2014, 04:59 PM
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My electrical friend told me for sure this week we would do write up. Teachers here in NY have the week off.

Stay tuned, my friends. Soon. I promise.

I'd write it myself but have no idea what to write except it works.

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post #32 of 54 Old 05-11-2014, 03:41 PM
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Did this write up get posted?

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post #33 of 54 Old 05-12-2014, 11:21 AM
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Not that I've seen, but thanks for bringing this thread up! I was actually looking for it last week but couldn't find it (now bookmarked!).

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Hey guys and gals!

I spoke to my friend who did the wiring. We are hoping to sit down and get this thing written up for you. We don't live so close anymore and with work and kids it's been tough.

I promise to have it soon.

Thanks for the interest and your patience.

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Patience? Whats that.

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While you are waiting on your buddy how about some pics of the panel and any wiring you are able to get to. I know we would all love a full write up but a teaser would be great. I'm sure someone here is resourceful enough to explain the wiring and relays and whatnot based on some pictures. WE NEED SOMETHING!?!

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I am curious about the connection from the momentary switch in the panel out. what did the wiring look like out of the panel?

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Bump. I need more info and/or pictures. My lockers are being installed this weekend and I want to use the dash panel buttons.

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post #39 of 54 Old 05-29-2014, 06:14 PM
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Hey good news all! I've scheduled write up for Tuesday with my buddy. Hang tight. It's coming! Wish I was smart enough to do it myself.

He's got pics and knowledge.

Sorry, but it's coming.


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Hey guys and gals!

Got some of the pics and information for the switch panel.

Here it goes...

First of all, I have a 2008 JKUS.

I purchased a new switch pod, but not the one for a Sahara, rather the one for a Rubicon. Why? I needed the swaybar disconnect switch and axel lock. My jeep doesn't hVe either of those and I can use the moving switch covers ( more on that later.)

A while back I posted which mini switches fit and work in the pods. Sorry, but if you search the thread you'll find them. They're really cheap and are push on and off, not momentary.

Remove the switch pod from the dash. I kept my board and put it in the new pod. All stock functions should work. But now there are 2 new moving switches that don't activate any functions.

Open pod again. Place switches, one at a time, inside switch. It takes some playing around to get the sweet spot for button activation. We needed to fill a small amount of space with a silicone rubber self stick bumper. Once in place, we used an epoxy to hold the assembly in place. Repeat for second switch ( I have an LED light bar on bumper as well as driving lights on windshield.)

We drilled small hole in back of pod for one switch wire to exit and made a groove/slot in bottom of pod for second switches' wires to exit.

Nothing was done to the circuit board or the gray rubber filler strip inside the pod. Wires went behind. The beauty of this is the switch that was purchased fits inside the switch, almost as if they made it for the JK specifically.

Wire accordingly, as you would connect any switch.

Hope this and the pics help. Please ask questions of something is missing of unclear.

I am trying to upload pics from phone, not working. Will do from computer in morning.


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Here is the link...


Link for switch:
www.adafruit.com/product/1092
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I have two of these switches on order. I started to wire up a garage remote on Sunday but found that my breadboard momentary switch wasn't tall enough to activate the remote. I tried to super glue something on the button but that didn't work either.

The other thing that I have been working on is replacing the eaton e-locker toggle switch with a smaller deal that would work with this panel. I think I have everything figured out that I need but now am waiting for some parts to show up in the mail. The relay in my locker wiring harness is activated with just 120 milliamps, I thought I would need a 10amp switch initially which would be very hard to install in the limited space but with the much lower current rating I should be able to use something physically much smaller.

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OK, here are the pics I promised. I emailed from the phone, so they are in no particular order, but they include pics of the switchpod opened, switch covers removed, using a coping saw to remove the little round plastic supports inside to allow proper movement, slots for wires to come through for connections, etc.

Hope this helps, and I will be glad to send a video of the switches working to an email if desired.

Some pics did not upload, sorry guys! Itying to add more but it wont let me, but will be glad to keep trying.
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