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post #1 of 11 Old 11-18-2014, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Wireless Offroad light controls

Does anyone have any insight into using a wireless on/off remote rather than wiring through the firewall?

I was originally thinking I'd pick up a set of Warns but I've heard they're poorly made and not water proof which leads to lots of rusting.

I've seen a lot of wireless remote 12v wiring harness but a lot of them top out at 2 or 5 amps which would likely be too little for most lights.

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-18-2014, 12:07 PM
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Make the wireless box turn on a relay that powers the lights, I doubt youll find a wireless module that has high amperage output. What is your purpose of installing this, just simply to alleviate wiring from in the cab to under the hood? So you can turn on lights with remote while away from vehicle? Just curious.

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Yeah thats exactly what i'm looking to do.

I plan on mounting a pair of lights to the a pillar and then using a remote to turn them on/off rather than a switch. figure i can keep the remote in the cargo net behind the stick or velcro it somewhere.
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would combining these two work or would I need to get something else as well (sorry I'm a newb)


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Appears that it will work, those lights claim to pull 1 amp each and the wireless module puts out 5 amps per channel so you should be ok. Make sure you use an appropriate sized fuse inline.

Out of curiousity what are your fears of running wire through the firewall? I would be afraid this thing would fail due to water leak, remote batteries die etc etc.

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hmm i hear you. I'm trying to avoid having to cut on the dash or anything like that. although i guess i could wire it through the steering column.

Basically I want to figure out what all my options are before I do anything!

appreciate the help my man
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Where are you located? I'd be willing to bet someone in your area has a jeep and would be willing to help you out a bit with wiring.

I just installled rock lights and led bars using a rugged ridge A pillar switch mount that holds 4 switches (no cutting and saved the factory A pillar piece if I ever want to go back to stock). Ran the wire through the firewall using the factory approx 2" rubber grommet they graciously provided above the brake pedal and closer to driver side up behind where you unplug the door plug (thank you Fiat, that was awful nice of you).

Should be pretty simple install and wouldnt have to worry about failure of that wireless module, then again that thing may be 100% BADASS for all I know.

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Agree with this. There's a hole right below that on the drivers side that makes running cable through the firewall very easy. Especially if all you're going to do with this is mount the wireless box somewhere in the cab. I know it can be daunting... but really it's not. If you're new to it... bribe someone on here with some beer to lend a hand and expertise.

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or if you know nothing about wiring, get an sPod
http://www.4x4spod.com/Default.asp

and their remote control module if you really really dont' want to run the simple wiring harness to the unit

http://www.4x4spod.com/product_p/rcpm.htm
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or if you know nothing about wiring, get an sPod
http://www.4x4spod.com/Default.asp

and their remote control module if you really really dont' want to run the simple wiring harness to the unit

http://www.4x4spod.com/product_p/rcpm.htm
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