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One Aux Switch Left - Ummm??

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What do I use it for - Aux 1 is up for grabs - Aux 2 has Winch Solenoid, Aux 3 Pillar lights and Aux 4 Grille lights. Compressor on dedicated switch, Brawlee on dedicated switch.....there's gotta be something out there...
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Ron,

Aux 1 could be used to manually control rear-facing LED lights. Example.

(Just an idea. I'm not advocating that particular brand.)
 

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A separate power distribution block for the interior.
I’m a fan of the power distribution, but why on a switch? Just playing devils advocate (not throwing shade, I’m genuinely curious); why not take power straight from the battery? You could add a relay for ignition control if you want, but to me having always on power makes a lot of sense. Do you run a lot of low draw items that you want grouped together on a switch?

Also, in case you didn’t already know. If you want ignition power for small items like radar detector, or CB radio there’s a 10 amp ignition and a 10 amp always hot circuit bundled in with the interior aux leads.
 
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I’m a fan of the power distribution, but why on a switch? Just playing devils advocate (not throwing shade, I’m genuinely curious); why not take power straight from the battery? You could add a relay for ignition control if you want, but to me having always on power makes a lot of sense. Do you run a lot of low draw items that you want grouped together on a switch?

Also, in case you didn’t already know. If you want ignition power for small items like radar detector, or CB radio there’s a 10 amp ignition and a 10 amp always hot circuit bundled in with the interior aux leads.
Used the Interior Aux Ignition lead for remote Midland Radio installation - you gotta love that OEM Aux Switch bundle - Jeep actually gave that one some thought -
 

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Used the Interior Aux Ignition lead for remote Midland Radio installation - you gotta love that OEM Aux Switch bundle - Jeep actually gave that one some thought -
Yessir! I used it for the hard wired connection to the radar detector, and almost tied my CB in with it before deciding CB is dead and I'll just keep my handheld around for "those" groups. I ran my ham radio to the engine bay by the battery in case I ever want one of my 40 amps back I can just remove it from the aux and tie it into the house battery. But for now, it's tied into Aux 2 @ 40 amps, it retains last state and comes on auto-magically with the ignition. Works a treat.
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