Tailgate Brawlee LED light

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So I found this diagram as well and it resembles how I am wired up, but it’s different from the diagram above but the same switch.

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Are the posts if the switch labeled? You might have the ground on the wrong side. The switch itself may not be grounded correctly. Do you have a test light? I would pull the switch and test it's operation with some jumper wires using the car's battery or another 12v DC source. I have a Power Probe, kind of a pro's tool and little expensive, but once you own one, you'll never want to be without it.





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I finally finished this install up today. A big thanks to all the others on this thread for the tips!

Popping off the wire cover on the tailgate glass and running the cable up through a small hole I cut made for a very clean install. Then I fished it through the top and down and out with the other cables.

I opted to hard wire to the rear power outlet and add a rocker switch as others did. After I made my own wiring harness out of extra parts from my Rigid lights, I went to test it all and blew the fuse. I was banging my head over how I could have wired it wrong. I knew it was right, but it wouldn't work. Unfortunately I doubted myself for quite a while until I could get a new switch sent out.

I'm very happy with the results!!!
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Are the posts if the switch labeled? You might have the ground on the wrong side. The switch itself may not be grounded correctly. Do you have a test light? I would pull the switch and test it's operation with some jumper wires using the car's battery or another 12v DC source. I have a Power Probe, kind of a pro's tool and little expensive, but once you own one, you'll never want to be without it.
I just left it. I don’t care if the switch lights up as long as the light works. Lol
 

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Thanks, @Magnetdragon! Your post inspired me to take this on. I really like the idea of the switch but also wanted to utilize the dimming functionality of the LED light without having to use the remote. I ended up purchasing a twist dimmer and wired it up to the 12V outlet similar to your install. Really pleased with how it came out.

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sorry for beating a dead horse :computerrage:

if I ended up getting a lighted switch & didn't really care about the light in the switch, which terminals would I connect to what?..I've seen several of the non-lighted flush switches, but they're mostly in the smaller (12mm) range & I'd prefer the 19 mm size...which only seem to come in lighted

anyone want to take a quick measurement of the recessed rectangle below the 12V plug?
 

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I used a 19mm switch, lighted. If you snap a picture of the wire diagram for the switch, I'm sure we could help you. I decided to go further up for mounting so it will not be blocked by luggage and the like. I got this idea from another forum member. He did a great write up for the Oracle light, but it would be the same for the brawlee as well. The tread is here.. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/jl-cargo-area-lighting-upgrade.43200/page-4

I put my switch here.

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I cheated and had a local shop install mine. Owner was electrical engineer in a previous life.



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Thanks, @Magnetdragon! Your post inspired me to take this on. I really like the idea of the switch but also wanted to utilize the dimming functionality of the LED light without having to use the remote. I ended up purchasing a twist dimmer and wired it up to the 12V outlet similar to your install. Really pleased with how it came out.
does the dimmer turn it completely off or did you also add a switch ?
 

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does the dimmer turn it completely off or did you also add a switch ?
Yes, the dimmer turns the light on/off with it going to the lowest light output when turned on. No other switch is necessary.

There is an audible click when first twisting the dimmer which is the on/off. Once it clicks on, it’s a smooth rotation all the way to max brightness.
 

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Thanks, @Magnetdragon! Your post inspired me to take this on. I really like the idea of the switch but also wanted to utilize the dimming functionality of the LED light without having to use the remote. I ended up purchasing a twist dimmer and wired it up to the 12V outlet similar to your install. Really pleased with how it came out.

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where did you pick up dimmer switch? Link?
 

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I see a "green bridle" on your picture. Is it because you also (like me) broke the weak fixation of this big connector?

I get annoyed with these "modern" connectors studied to be broken if we don't find immediately how to disconnect them ! it was so much easier to get my YJ
 

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