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post #1 of 5 Old 12-16-2010, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring Rubicon Locker in X model

Hey everyone.

I'm getting ready to install my Pro Rock 44 next week, and it was built with the stock Rubicon locker. I'm wanting to wire it into my own switch and light. Currently there are two plugs coming out of the diff. From what I understand, one is for the locker, and the second is just an indicator for the lights.

Can anyone comfirm this? Or if you have doen this job before, can I get some insight? Thanks in advance.

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The one on top that is held in with a bolt is for the locker power. Atleast that is the case on the stock D44, I don't know about a Pro Rock 44. Probably the same though. I am in the process of putting a Rubi D44 in my X and asked a similiar question a couple weeks ago and didn't get a single reply. Here is the link to my thread and a couple others that helped me.

https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41710

https://jkowners.com/tech/axle/index.php

https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25168

I don't know how knowlegeable you are on automotive wiring so I threw in the last link that has a lot of basics. My automotive wiring knowledge was very minimal when I started my project and it helped me a lot. After a couple weeks of researching my project, hooking up the rubi front locker turned into getting a bussman sealed fuse and relay box that needs completely wired and adding five auxilary circuits. I'm also building a custom switch panel like what 12voltguy makes. Good luck. I hope this helps.

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Hey everyone.

I'm getting ready to install my Pro Rock 44 next week, and it was built with the stock Rubicon locker. I'm wanting to wire it into my own switch and light. Currently there are two plugs coming out of the diff. From what I understand, one is for the locker, and the second is just an indicator for the lights.

Can anyone comfirm this? Or if you have doen this job before, can I get some insight? Thanks in advance.

Dave
If you have a continuity tester or a meter with an ohm setting then this should be easy to confirm. The coil on the locker will be a completed circuit. It should show continuity or some value of resistance on a meter. The switch for the indicator light should be open untill locked. So a meter will show no continuity or zero ohms.

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I ended up buying the Mopar wiring harness since I was also hooking up an e-disco. It already had the plugs on it for the locker, but I still had to splice in power and ground for my custom switches. Essentially there are 4 wires for the lockers on two plugs. The first plug has 12v+ and a ground to actually engage the locker. The other is simply a switch that is activated when the locker is engaged. I have it hooked up to a relay so that when I flip my switch, the 12v+ is applied to the locker. The ground is always connected, and then one of my wires for the indicator is grounded. The other indicator wire is connected to the ground of my locker LED.

This thread helps a lot: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9429

You can cut the harness like he did, but it is a direct swap for the harness that's already in the Jeep. It's a lot more work to pull the old harness out and put the new one in, but it's a lot cleaner.

Here is the wiring harness: http://www.moparsupercenter.com/56055357af.html

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