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post #1 of 4 Old 12-01-2013, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring Lockers to sPod

I pulled the trigger on an spod system.

It's great! sure makes wiring easy!

Anyway.... I wired my e-locker into one of the switches, as I was driving and playing with sPod, I realized how easy it would be to hit the wrong switch.

I am thinking of installing a hidden safety switch... maybe switch the ground wire.

Anyone wire lockers like this?

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You mean like a stock Rubicon Elocker? Waste of relays to use Spod for that. I bought a couple of the covered switches and used the Trail Duty wiring diagram.

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For controlling the stock Rubicon e-lockers with stock wiring harness, what J.W. wrote is true. The stock wiring harness already has solenoids (high-power relays) in the harness. These solenoids are actually ground-switched, so your add-on switch (or relay, if you insist, but there's no significant advantage) needs to make and break the connection between ground and solenoids.

If you replaced the OEM wiring harness or are using a third-party e-locker/harness, then you need to explain what you have before anyone can recommend a solution.

But one example, assuming your locker switches need to supply +12V to activate a relay, is to add a third switch in-line with the +12V supply to the locker switches. When this third switch is OFF, no +12V goes to the locker switches, so no matter what position they are in they cannot activate the relay. When the third switch is ON, +12V goes to the locker switches, so that if either/both are on they will send +12V to activate the relays. The relays themselves can connect the lockers to +12V or ground, depending on what your particular lockers require to engage.

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Eaton e-locker... not oem

I am definitely going to have to hide a master kill switch. I think I'll switch the ground wire... this should effectively kill both front & rear lockers.

Now... where to hide the switch????

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