Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Dirty South
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I have one of the sPods that has a pushbutton to turn on the bottom array of LEDs, thus allowing easy visibility at night. What I wanted to do was wire this bottom array to a dimmable dash light circuit so when I turn on the dash lights, the array comes on and can be dimmed along with the dash lights. Also, since my sPod is mounted over the windshield, I wanted to be able to shut the array off at night if it becomes annoying when driving around town so I left the push button in the circuit.
Pic 1. The sPod removed from its bracket.
Pic 2. The wire that feeds the switch in the sPod. It is black and is fed from the middle pin of the last switch. This is where you need to cut.
Pic 3. In order to remove the sPod in the future, a connector should be attached to the new feed wire. I used Weather Pack connectors since the sPod is not water-tight and I go topless sometimes.
Pic 4. I added heat shrink tubing to the end of the unused wire. You can also see the completed weather pack connector. The other side of the connector feeds about 6 feet of 18 gauge wire which I will snake down to the drivers foot well.
Pic 5. I snaked the new wire (blue) along the same path as the interceptor wire, which is behind the header trim and down the a pillar trim and then out at the foot well. I managed to tuck the wire behind the sun visor trim by just loosening it.
2014 JK Sport, auto, 35x12.5x17, 3.73s.
I jeep therefore I am.
Last edited by 14Sport; 09-28-2014 at 11:37 AM.