Aux switches

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So I totally forgot to add in aux switches when I ordered my Rubicon :facepalm: How hard is it to add them? Suggestions on what aftermarket aux switches, etc do you all recommend? Thanks!

 

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I've installed a set in a JTR, took me about 2 hours or so, but I used to be a car audio installer. In general it's not bad, and integrates cleaner than an aftermarket solution. In my wife's JLUR that were factory installed I used one of the badge glow simpleaux adapters for the under hood connections.
 

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You can order the Mopar switches and harness and install yourself or pay the dealer. I did this sort of. I bought the OEM switch and harness. Install is pretty straightforward but there are 2 tricky parts. The wire bundle is big so it took some work getting it through the firewall.

2nd tricky part is connecting the new wiring to the wire bundle in the passenger side footwell and this is where I messed up. you have to remove a wire from the plug in the footwell and replace it with one from the wire bundle you are installing. I messed up trying to remove that wire and almost cut through it. If you can get past this the rest is easy just removing lower dash panels and AC controls to install the switches and connect them to the new wires you ran.

I attempted this the 1st weekend I had my JLUR back in march. Switches are in but not working because I haven't made that connection in the footwell. I don't want to take chance of cutting that wire and really screwing something up.

Trying to decide on next steps. Option are take to dealer and have them finishing the wiring but I am afraid that will be very pricey. Option 2 remove what I installed and sell it for what I can get for it( been installed but never used so basically brand new) and then install a Voswitch which is much easier process since it doesn't get wired in to the wiring bundle in the Jeep.

Or if there is anyone in the DFW area that is good with wiring and wants to help let me know.
 

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When did you place your order, maybe contact your dealer.
Also... The tow package has other benefits than just the aux switches. When I bought my jlur off the lot it didn't have the tow package. I included it into the price negotiation for much cheaper that it would have cost me to install it on parts alone.
 


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You can order the Mopar switches and harness and install yourself or pay the dealer. I did this sort of. I bought the OEM switch and harness. Install is pretty straightforward but there are 2 tricky parts. The wire bundle is big so it took some work getting it through the firewall.

2nd tricky part is connecting the new wiring to the wire bundle in the passenger side footwell and this is where I messed up. you have to remove a wire from the plug in the footwell and replace it with one from the wire bundle you are installing. I messed up trying to remove that wire and almost cut through it. If you can get past this the rest is easy just removing lower dash panels and AC controls to install the switches and connect them to the new wires you ran.

I attempted this the 1st weekend I had my JLUR back in march. Switches are in but not working because I haven't made that connection in the footwell. I don't want to take chance of cutting that wire and really screwing something up.

Trying to decide on next steps. Option are take to dealer and have them finishing the wiring but I am afraid that will be very pricey. Option 2 remove what I installed and sell it for what I can get for it( been installed but never used so basically brand new) and then install a Voswitch which is much easier process since it doesn't get wired in to the wiring bundle in the Jeep/
That wire gets connected through the add on connector anyways. Should be able to cut/strip and crimp on a new pin.
 

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That wire gets connected through the add on connector anyways. Should be able to cut/strip and crimp on a new pin.
I am not that talented and concerned I would screw it up royally. I think I messed up the plug trying to get the orange wire out and that pin is stuck in there and not a lot of wire to work with soldering based on where I damaged it.
 
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You can order the Mopar switches and harness and install yourself or pay the dealer. I did this sort of. I bought the OEM switch and harness. Install is pretty straightforward but there are 2 tricky parts. The wire bundle is big so it took some work getting it through the firewall.

2nd tricky part is connecting the new wiring to the wire bundle in the passenger side footwell and this is where I messed up. you have to remove a wire from the plug in the footwell and replace it with one from the wire bundle you are installing. I messed up trying to remove that wire and almost cut through it. If you can get past this the rest is easy just removing lower dash panels and AC controls to install the switches and connect them to the new wires you ran.

I attempted this the 1st weekend I had my JLUR back in march. Switches are in but not working because I haven't made that connection in the footwell. I don't want to take chance of cutting that wire and really screwing something up.

Trying to decide on next steps. Option are take to dealer and have them finishing the wiring but I am afraid that will be very pricey. Option 2 remove what I installed and sell it for what I can get for it( been installed but never used so basically brand new) and then install a Voswitch which is much easier process since it doesn't get wired in to the wiring bundle in the Jeep.

Or if there is anyone in the DFW area that is good with wiring and wants to help let me know.
I was looking into the Voswitch. Looks like a good possibility.
 

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Voswitch
Auxbeam
SPod

All good options and pretty easy installs. It really depends on how many switches you’re looking to add and what works for your needs.
I will say that Spod and Auxbeam make wiring up accessories super easy. I haven’t personally installed a Voswitch, but it’s the same idea as the rest of them.
 
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All good options and pretty easy installs. It really depends on how many switches you’re looking to add and what works for your needs.
I will say that Spod and Auxbeam make wiring up accessories super easy. I haven’t personally installed a Voswitch, but it’s the same idea as the rest of them.
I'll have to check out SPod and Auxbeam. Thank you!
 


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@Lasfit lights sells a 2-part AUX switch panel. If you are Rubicon just order the right side. If you are sport/sahara/willys go for the full kit.
Jeep Wrangler JL 2018-2022 Auxiliary Switch Panel Bank Kit (lasfit.com)

this is what it looks like installed. (on a Sahara)
The red side left switches for the locker are CANBUS controlled, so they will work only in 4LO
the Aux A and Aux B on the red side operate like normal switches.

I have my front and rear ARB lockers wired up to the locker switches and the compressor is on Aux A. Rest of the switches are just there.. until the time I find ways to sink more money into my Jeep :)

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That's a cool spot for a GMRS/ethernet line, wish I could do that but I've got rubicon switches in the way IIRC
 

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My understanding is even if you install the Mopar stuff yourself, you have to visit the dealer to have them activate the switches so they appear in the display's Settings which is where you configure it. Can someone confirm?
 

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My understanding is even if you install the Mopar stuff yourself, you have to visit the dealer to have them activate the switches so they appear in the display's Settings which is where you configure it. Can someone confirm?
Factory switches can also be activated with Tazer. I think JScan also works.

 

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