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post #1 of 167 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hope everyone is doing well. As you all may know, I have been tirelessly working on the group buy for the custom A-Pillar mounts for us die hard Jeep fans. Well, there has been some criticism on how to wire them up, location for switches and the likes. I have been told the wireless route is a good idea. I agree. Added with the ability to have it synced with the home-link wireless garage door openers is an even more impressive find.

But I could not stop there. I am a fan of customizing everything I drive. I wanted to have a location to put rocker switches that looked oem. I thought about making a custom interior A-Pillar switch holder like the Jeep JK guys......but too harsh an angle to really accomplish it. I thought about putting a switch on either side of the e-brake location, but after lifting the panel up, there is too much going on down there to secure the e-brake switch to really interfere.

I then wanted to try placing them under the hvac controls. They would fit on that rear panel, but they would be very far back and out of sight for quick access.

I also have 5 different sets of led lights on my rig. One 20 inch curved spot/driving combo bar on the RRO bumper setup. A pair on the floods on the a-pillar mounts. A pair of 10 degree pins on the front roof basket. A 30" curved spot/flood combo on the rear to remind people to turn off their brights. And finally a pair of flush mounted floods on each side of the license plate to 1. aid in reverse and 2. add additional persuasion to turn off the high beams from cars behind me. ( I drive ALOT at night)

Wiring all of these to individual switches would be a nightmare. Hence the use of the sPOD. Everything is done for you. all you do is plug in the positive and ground to each of the circuits. That is it.

I have come up with the solution:

Have a custom panel made that wraps in the location as pictured. Very clean install and well designed by the people manufacturing the a-pillar mounts. Relocate the 12 volt accessory and media readers to the flat portion of the panel.

What are your thoughts.....besides the fact I have wayyyyy too many options for lighting lol. PS. Not my interior shot. Just found it online for a good angle for switch location.
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That's the best location for a switch pod that I have seen so far. There's room behind that panel for the wires and switch bodies?

My only concern would be relocating the media center. It's not that far of a move, but would the wiring harness allow for that, or would it be a pretty tedious extension of the harness? Also, that would leave a pretty big hole in that panel that doesn't seem very easy to cover. It may be a stretch, even for you my friend. But I would love to see it done!
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I really like the factory look of this guy's install...plus...Trunk Monkey

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Would have gone the same route but the panoramic glass roof takes up all the headliner
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Personally I don't like this location. The well where the media ports are located has become my "catch-all" for change, receipts, etc. But honestly after hunting around my interior to find a location for 2 switches...if you have the glass roof, I don't see many other options for multiple switches.

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Personally I don't like this location. The well where the media ports are located has become my "catch-all" for change, receipts, etc. But honestly after hunting around my interior to find a location for 2 switches...if you have the glass roof, I don't see many other options for multiple switches.
With the amount of switches I will need.....for lights and compressor, that is the only location with the glass panel roof that will allow me to have them all ganged up and look like an OEM+ modification. Already toying with template ideas.

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With the amount of switches I will need.....for lights and compressor, that is the only location with the glass panel roof that will allow me to have them all ganged up and look like an OEM+ modification. Already toying with template ideas.
Just doesn't seem there's enough space down there. I like your photoshop pic and if you can make it look like that it'd be pretty amazing but I'm just not seeing the space. Hope you can pull it off.

I don't have the sunroof so I'm planning on going above but I'll need someone to do that for me. Pretty sure if I did it myself it would look like I did it myself and I don't want that look.

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I already fabbed a flat piece of expanded pvc (Sintra) to the flat panel size. Will fit with much room to spare for space around the shifter. Will eventually make more moves when the time comes, but it is looking promising.
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One using the led ambient light and one without. Promising.
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