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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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How to wire aftermarket roll bar light into doors?

I bought the $20 roll bar light from quadratec and am wondering how to set it up so that it will go on and off with the doors opening and closing. I'd also like to be able to turn it on and off via a switch. Is this all possible? Right now I have it simply hooked up to a constant power source and a ground and am using the switch on the unit to turn it on and off. I have an extra switch on my dash from the rear wiper of the hard top i sold that i'd like to use to control the light. Is there a way to work this all out? By the way, I have an '87 YJ. Thanks.

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Re: How to wire aftermarket roll bar light into doors?

Leave the switch on the light in the on position and run a wire from the dash mounted switch to the poititive side of the light. This will alow the switch to control the light. Now hook up a relay and use the door jam switch as the ground for the relay and have the power out of the relay tap in after the switch. This will allow the door jam switckes to control the dome light as well.


An even more simple method is to run constant power to the light, use the dash switch and the door jam switchs as your grounds. Again leaving the switch on the unit on constantly.

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Re: How to wire aftermarket roll bar light into doors?

You can get 'pin' switches, or door switches from a good auto parts store or a place that installs car alarms. You just drill a hole in the body where the door will close on it and mount it. If you want to email me directly how exactly you want it to work, I will draw up a wiring diagram for you.
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Re: How to wire aftermarket roll bar light into doors?

Maybe this will help turn on the light... click on the image below...



Wow, I love makin' things "Clicky!" Rene, Yes, you created a Monster! Is this a more pleasing size?

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Re: How to wire aftermarket roll bar light into doors?

Hey Larry,

Is your clicky piccie large enough?? I am running 1280x1024 screen and it still doesn't fit... I knew I shouldn't have told you how to do it... It's like a kid with a new toy! Hehehe....

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