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    Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    For months now I've been trying to find a way to take the doors off my Wrangler and have the dome lights stay off.

    I tried buying little spring loaded contraptions that would attempt to keep the door pins depressed, but they would pop right off, threatening to put someone's eye out. I also tried pulling the door fuse, which works, but you'll need the fingers of a 6 year old boy to fit in there. Finally I found a solution - Quadratec's TJ Dome Light Switch.

    This device is so simple that it's brilliant. You replace the door fuse with two leads that go to a switch (mounted under the dash in reach of the driver). There's an inline fuse to protect your circuit, and the construction of the harness is great.

    You can find this switch by going to Quadratec's website and looking for "dome light switch".


    The verdict - I love this thing. Probably the best $25 I've spent on my Wrangler so far.
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    Install instructions and kit contents

    Install instructions and the contents of the kit

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    Install

    To install the kit, first remote the glove box
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    Install the harness

    Now, you locate the proper fuse (the legend is on the back of the glove box), remove it, and plug in the new harness
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    The switch

    At this point, you are supposed to install the door switch supplied by the kit. I however wanted to one-up the makers of this kit, by using my own switch. I purchased a jeep rear wiper switch on ebay, and installed that in the center console. Purely personal preference on my part.
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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    When did they start putting an overdrive button in Jeeps?

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyJeeper View Post
    When did they start putting an overdrive button in Jeeps?
    Came free with my automatic transmission

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Where did you get the connector for the new wiper switch?

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    If I understand what you mean, It's just a piece of speaker wire

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    I bought this also and used the supplied switch mounted to a screw under the glove box. Absolutely worth the money.

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Sorry if my Question wasn't clear. The center console switch you purchased from ebay, did it have the wire stubs already connected or was there a connector you purchased to plug into the switch?

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    The switch that I used was a rear wiper switch. The previous owner just pulled the switch out, and cut the wires, so I got the switch, along with the plug and 6" of wires.

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Why install the switch? Simply pull the fuse and the lights go out. Additionally, the lights come on for 10 seconds anytime you turn off the key to assist in getting out, as if the doors are opened. And, the switch on the blinker still works to turn on the dome lights. This is for 05 model atleast. The sole purpose of the fuse is so you can remove the doors or use soft doors.

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotanative View Post
    Why install the switch? Simply pull the fuse and the lights go out. Additionally, the lights come on for 10 seconds anytime you turn off the key to assist in getting out, as if the doors are opened. And, the switch on the blinker still works to turn on the dome lights. This is for 05 model atleast. The sole purpose of the fuse is so you can remove the doors or use soft doors.
    I pulled the fuse for the 6 months or so of owning my Jeep, but having the switch is much nicer. You really can't pull the fuse without a pair of pliers, and you have to remove the glove box to get at the fuse. It is nice for the days that I have the doors on and want to arm my alarm.

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    I want to do the same exact thing in my 05 tj. after i buy the product from quadratec, and the switch, what additional thing such as wiring will i need?

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepv19 View Post
    I want to do the same exact thing in my 05 tj. after i buy the product from quadratec, and the switch, what additional thing such as wiring will i need?
    Using the kit from quadratec there is no additional wiring needed. It's plug and play.

    I got fancy with my factory switch just because I liked the look of the factory switch over what was included with the kit.

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    i like your idea though. so the wire that comes with the kit will just plug into the back of the switch and that's all i gotta do?

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepv19 View Post
    i like your idea though. so the wire that comes with the kit will just plug into the back of the switch and that's all i gotta do?
    Yeah. The kit comes with the switch and wiring, including detailed instructions (including photos). Take a look at the directions at the beginning of this thread.

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    but if i get a different rocker switch will i need anything additional? will it still just plug in the back to one of those prongs?

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    Re: Wrangler Dome Light Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepv19 View Post
    but if i get a different rocker switch will i need anything additional? will it still just plug in the back to one of those prongs?
    Depends on the rocker switch you buy. The factory rear wiper switch I used only had bare wires (as you can see in the photos above).

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