Auxiliary (AUX) Switches Configuration/Installation DIY

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AUXILIARY SWITCHES

Four auxiliary switches located in the lower switch bank of the instrument panel can be used to power various electrical devices. You have the ability to configure the functionality of the auxiliary switches via the Uconnect settings. All switches can be configured for setting the switch type operation to latching or momentary, power source of either battery or ignition, and ability to hold last state across key cycles.


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The auxiliary switches control relays that power four blunt cut wires located in the interior passenger outboard foot well area and on the right side of the engine compartment near the battery.

In addition to the four auxiliary switch wires, a fused battery wire and ignition wire are also located in the interior, in the passenger out- board foot well area.

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Conveniently, Jeep also includes a kit of splices and heat shrink tubing provided with the auxiliary switches to aid in the connection/installation of your electrical devices!





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Had no idea that they could be configured for momentary/ignition/on, etc... Nice feature to be able to configure them. This will be my first Jeep, and I get more and more comfortable with it each day. See ya later, Ford...lol
 

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Any idea the wire guage and amp rating?
 

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I wonder if it will be possible to connect these switches to devices on a secondary battery in a dual battery kit.
 

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I wonder if it will be possible to connect these switches to devices on a secondary battery in a dual battery kit.
I'm guessing not without another relay.
 

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I'm assuming this is something that can be upgraded to at a later date if no selected as an option when purchasing the Jeep?
 

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I'm assuming this is something that can be upgraded to at a later date if no selected as an option when purchasing the Jeep?
Yes, just more expensive, since you need to account for labor.
 

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Yes, just more expensive, since you need to account for labor.
True, but I’m assuming it wouldn’t be too difficult to install on your own and most likely there will be a good video/write-up for doing it, just like for an LED headlight upgrade. In place of the Aux switches are likely just false blank buttons as “place holders” in case it’s upgraded later.
 

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True, but I’m assuming it wouldn’t be too difficult to install on your own and most likely there will be a good video/write-up for doing it, just like for an LED headlight upgrade. In place of the Aux switches are likely just false blank buttons as “place holders” in case it’s upgraded later.
It could be difficult, we don't know yet. Ripping apart the dash, running and sealing stuff through the firewall, etc. Probably not trivial.
 

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True, but I’m assuming it wouldn’t be too difficult to install on your own and most likely there will be a good video/write-up for doing it, just like for an LED headlight upgrade. In place of the Aux switches are likely just false blank buttons as “place holders” in case it’s upgraded later.
I wouldn't be worried about the physical aspects of the install, it's not hard to run wires. But if you want it to be configurable like it mentions in post #1 the association with UConnect just made a mirror install more costly and difficult.

I am going through the process of doing a factory install of power windows and locks on my daughters JK. I have scrapped the original plan and going aftermarket as the dealer needs to get involved in programming once it is all installed.

My guess this is going to be literally 5x cheaper to do in the order vs after the fact..
 

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Trivial question, but.. any clean solution to replacing the buttons or labeling? Instead of Aux1 > CB Aux2 > Trailer . I have tape and a pen. I was hoping for the best and cleanest options. All ideas are appreciated.
 

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Had no idea that they could be configured for momentary/ignition/on, etc... Nice feature to be able to configure them. This will be my first Jeep, and I get more and more comfortable with it each day. See ya later, Ford...lol
To be fair, Raptor has had aux switches since 2010... I miss my Raptor! (But am psyched for my new JL)
 

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To be fair, Raptor has had aux switches since 2010... I miss my Raptor! (But am psyched for my new JL)
Understood...and SPod has been out a while as well...plus one other I can't remember the name of. Point is, upfitter switches that are OEM are rare. And, after looking at the Raptor, with it's associated MSRP +++ pricing, I'm glad I went this way. The switches are just icing...
 

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Well I see wiring but can’t seem to find what the manual is stating:
 

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