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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2002, 09:23 AM
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CJ wiring question - who knows their stuff?

hey all,

I am getting my wiring harness ready for when I do my tub swap. I am building my own steering column and would still like to have some blinkers.

I was thinking of using a double throw switch.. On/Off/On and mount that on the dash with a left and right indicator light. I realize that this is a manual operation and the blinkers will not shut off unless I do so. This jeep is a trail jeep but in case i run on the road from trail to trail I want blinkers.

Some have said a switch won't work. Does anybody have any insight?

Also, I plan on buying a fuel cell either new/used. I was hoping to get the dash done before I put the money out for it though. How do I determine what fuel gauge I will need? Is there a standard sending unit?

Thanks.
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Re: CJ wiring question - who knows their stuff?

The switch will work if you have separate rear lights for the turn signals. A typical turn signal switch does 2 jobs it controls brake and turn signal lights so that is were the problem lies. I went through this on my sand rail and I couldn't find a switch that would work with only having 1 set of rear lights.

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Oh,

I have single LEd lights in the rear. Does anybody have any suggestion for turn signals then? I want something as clean as possible.

Just so I understand, your saying that the turn signal switch controls the brake lights?
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Re: CJ wiring question - who knows their stuff?

Yes the tirn signal is what sends steady current from the brake light switch or switches the current over from the flasher. its basicly 2 switches in 1.

I just thought of a option that should work. Pick up one of those trailer light converters for vehicles that have the separate brake and turn lights. They should work for what you want to do.
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Re: CJ wiring question - who knows their stuff?

Forgive me with this one....

I belive my LED lights have 3 wires: Grnd, Brake, Blinker.

What would happen if I run the brake switch to the brake connector, A switch/flasher to the Blinker connector?



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I belive my LED lights have 3 wires: Grnd, Brake, Blinker.

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I havn't messed around with the Led's before but if it has 3 wires like you say then you should be all set and work just fine the way you first described.

just put the flasher in the power input to the swtch you use and it should work just fine.

To bad your not closer I'd come over to help ya wire that baby up. Call me crazy but I really enjoy doing wiring work goes back to my days of custom boat rigging in Fla. I havn't been in the mood to work on my Jeep the last few days but I hope to get some work done sometime during my break but it won't be the same work'n alone in the garage [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: CJ wiring question - who knows their stuff?

If the circuits are isolated from each other it should work.

BTW, what did you find out on your front axle? I never saw your reply/fix.
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Thanks for the offer, Im ok with wiring but Pontiac58 is going to give me a hand with it. We hope have the wiring harness all wired up this weekend so that when the tub is swapped I can plug everything in.

All new gauges, dual battery switch, new headlight, wiper, heater switch, etc. Like I said, I am building a steering column with disconnect wheel, I can't wait to finish it and see everything work.

The only thing old will be the heater cables and heater.

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Actually I don't know yet. I haven't had the time to take a look at it yet. If its the gears, I will build a d44. If its just the locker, I don't know what I am going to do yet.

I don't want to start another project until after the tub is done. Plus I need to get the Yj out of my yard as soon as possible so the axle will wait.
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Re: CJ wiring question - who knows their stuff?

1. All the electronics for flashing the turn signals and 4Ways are under the dash,
2. Independent of the column.
3. All the column switches do are:
a. Apply current to the correct flasher.
b. Direct the current to the correct set of lights.
c. Cancel the signal when the steering is returned to center.
4. So, yes,
5. You can duplicate swtiching with a STDP switch as you described.
6. Trail blinders should be flashed with a second, independly wired swtich.
7. The FULE GAUGE AND the SENDER must match.
8. If you buy one... you buy the other or it' will be:
a. Innacturate or,
b. Won't work at all.
9. IMHO... either
a. Adapt an OEM CJ sender (not hard to do) or
b. Deactivate the OEM gauge and use an aftermarket configuration.
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