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    Switches

    oops goofed
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    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    Pardon me for saying , but the jumpers on the fog light switch are crossing each other which most definitely will cause an arc. Sorry about that �� .
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    Re: Switches

    nothing a 3inch blob of solder won't fix....
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    Re: Switches

    Apparently these came off of a snowplow rig, and my guess is that those tabs are for lighting the switches when they're on.
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    That switch is for lighting the switch and for reverse current circuits.


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    Re: Switches

    I thought the wiring went like this;

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    Mind you this is a Chevy switch...
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    As part of this same project I'm trying out a pair of LED headlight bulbs, I ran one overnight last night with the standard composite bulb on the opposite side, photos don't do it justice but these certainly make a difference on the road.
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    ...and at $35.00 I figured I couldn't go wrong.
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    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Switches

    You are correct.

    I was just stating the switch configuration is one used for reverse current circuits.
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    Re: Switches

    One step forward and two steps back for my electrical knowledge
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    Now I have to figure out if I can tap power from this interior fuse panel like the old GM ones in our CJ'sSwitches-wp_20170111_12_47_57_pro.jpg
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    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Switches

    Be safe and use two relays. Don't have the power go thru the switch.


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    Re: Switches

    just use the multimeter and find power. if you are going led, the switch is ok to have the power through it but I like to use a relay also. the leds draw so little power, they are amazing compared to older light bulbs.
    no more jeeps at this time. next time it will be a cj with a v8

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    Re: Switches

    These are Bosch Xenon's that I had on 'Easy Bake' before she was totalled and they're amazingly bright for my purposes. I have this four pot relay panel left over from the CJ project last year.
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    I'm just having to find a vacant circuit in the loom is that I can tap power for the switch from. I don't like the idea of 'piggy backing' electrical circuits unless absolutely nesessary and without comprimising anything else.
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    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    It turns out that the photos above are what Chevy calls the "Conveniance Center" the actual fuse panel is on the left side of the dash with those dang mini fuses.
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    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    21 or 22, easy work
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    Re: Switches

    There's NFP at those two circuits, but the Rear Window wiper (23) has power so I'll scab into it.
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Re: Switches

    Do you want the ability for lights to remain on with the key off. Or key off lights off?


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    Re: Switches

    I'd use 22. What is the current draw expected?
    Each line of the fuse box adds up to ~70-75A
    With 22leaving 20A AVAILABLE


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    Re: Switches

    Those Bosch lights are so bright, I doubt I'd forget turning them off, not to mention the switch light. With this switch I'm only tripping the relay to the lights so the amperage is minimal. Circuits 21 and 22 do not have power to them.
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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    Not that you would forget, but as an option. I wired mine so they could be on all the time if needed. There were times I'd want light a path or provide light without the vehicle running.

    You pulling the light power fused from the battery? That's fine then pick a fuse that does not go to any safety item. Number 7 have anything? There are fuse jumpers you could use to easily create another circuit without splicing. I'll edit a pic back in.


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