(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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This Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod with Four Switches is for those of you that have a 2011 and up JK that are looking to add some auxiliary switches to your Jeep for really anything. These switches can run lights, can run lockers, compressors, really any accessories that you need. Although, the switches that come in this kit do already have some labels on them. So, you're gonna want to make sure that they match up with the things that you actually want to switch with those switches. Or, of course, be prepared to change out the label on the switch, which is something you can always do as well. Now, there are going to be a couple of different switch panels out there like this one. This one is very well designed. It looks a lot like the other ones. It does come with the switches if you choose for it to. So, again a lot of different options out there. This is just one of them. And, this is going to be a very good one. Now, this is gonna install very easily, just like all the other ones. It's gonna snap right in place of an existing piece of trim, right on the A-pillar of your Jeep. There's just a little bit of disassembly to do. In order to get this snapped into place, you are gonna have to do a little bit of wiring. So, I am going to give this a one out of three wrenches to get everything you see here installed on the Jeep. Overall, the install of just what you see here without any of the wires shouldn't take you more than a half hour to complete. Of course, the wiring can take a little bit longer. This A-pillar switch panel, like I said before, is well designed. It integrates really well right into your interior. It has a little bit of a texture in the plastic here that looks very similar to a lot of the other trim pieces on the interior of your Jeep. So, it really does look like it could have come right from the factory, installed in your Wrangler. Because, they do give you blanks covering up the spots for the switches on the panel. You can go ahead and install just one switch or install all four. And, because they give you five different switches with this kit, you can pick and choose which ones you want to use. A couple of these are more of a novelty-type switch. You have the Sasquatch lights. You have the zombie lights. But then, you have some more functional ones as well that are a little bit more traditional. So, you can pick and choose what you're installing in your pack. So, like I said the install for this is going to be an easy one out of three wrenches. Probably take you less than an hour to do. However, the wiring part can take longer depending on how you decide to do that, and what your comfort level is. The first step in this installation is going to be removing a couple of pieces of trim above and below the A-pillar trim that's existing on your Jeep. Then, you can go ahead and pop that piece out of the way. And then, you'll figure out how many switches you want to run in this panel right off the bat. And, make the cut-outs here, you can use a very sharp razor knife, you can use a Dremel tool, however you decide to make those cut-outs, and snap your switches into place. After that, you're probably going to want to do your wiring at this point. Pull your wires up through the dash. Make all your connections at the back of your switch. Finally, snap your new A-pillar switch panel in place where that old factory piece of trim was. And finally, put the rest of the small pieces of trim back up into place, finishing off the install. This A-pillar switch panel with switches comes in at right around $60. I do think that is gonna be a pretty fair price. You're getting something that is a very high quality. And, you're getting something that's going to work as advertised. Like I said before, there are some other options out there. Of course, you can get this without the switches for less money. You can get them from other brands. The other brands may be a couple dollars more. The switches that come with it are gonna be a little bit of a different style. So really, just comes down to what you like in your Jeep. However for this, for what you're getting, for the functionality that you're getting, I do think $60 is gonna be a pretty fair price. So, if you're looking to install some auxiliary switches in your Jeep, and you're looking for an A-pillar switch panel to house them, I definitely recommend taking a look at this option from Rugged Ridge. And, you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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April 01, 2020
Love the product in it look at my jeep easy to install but very hard to cut out for the switches wish there was a easy wayHelpful (0)
March 23, 2020
Works Great and Easy Install
with little knowledge of wiring i was able to get this done in no time. if i had to have an issue about it, it would be that i wished it would have come with the holes pre cut for all of the switches.Helpful (0)
March 02, 2020
Easy to install, works great. Good buy. I recommend this productHelpful (0)
February 29, 2020
Great product , easy install and very nice finish.Helpful (0)
January 05, 2020
Looked good but didn’t fit
I have a 2016 Wrangler Willy’s edition. I was very disappointed because the website said this would fit my Jeep but it didn’t. The bottom of the pillar was not cut anywhere near to the way it needed to be to fit. Had to return. Very disappointed.Helpful (1)
December 05, 2019
Fits like a glove gives great location for rocker switchesHelpful (1)
November 17, 2019
A pillar switch pod with switches
Works great after the install. Had to cut out the spaces for the switches and trim a little at the bottom to make it fit my 2016 JKU. There was no wiring diagram so had to rely on You Tube videos. With that said, a really great product.Helpful (1)
August 15, 2019
This is the second one I have bought. Easy instal and fits goodHelpful (1)
July 19, 2019
So far so good.
I like it so far. The A-pillar switch pod does not extend down the same length as the original trim. Installation was simple. Be careful not to cut too much of the material out when cutting out the banks. Overall nice product.Helpful (1)
July 06, 2019
I received this item and I was so excited to get it installed. I did all the cut out and inserted all the switches in the order which I wanted them. I set the switches in a box on my living room floor that my new grille came in. The day I went to install them the box was missing. MY wife had thrown it out. Bye Bye switches (SAD FACE)Helpful (1)
Do the switches have a light indicator/feature even when in the off position
These would have a light feature when off yes.
Do the etched switches illuminate when in the on position?
The Rugged Ridge Black A-Pillar Switch Pod will have built in illumination with the included switches.
Thinking about buying the raxiom pod lights (A frame).With the raxiom wire harness..How or will this fit the 3 prong switches in the 5 switch pillar.
Would the switches be compatible with KC brand light wiring harness? I.E., would I have to do any soldering or splicing or are the connections with wiring harnesses from different brands fairly universal?
Are these switches illuminated when activated? I am looking for non illuminated switches so the lights aren't shining in my eyes at night. Thank you.
The Rugged Ridge Black A-Pillar Switch Pod w/ 4 Rocker Switches will illuminate yes. From personal experience, these switches are not terribly bright at night time but noticeable.
The switches will have 3 posts. Won will be your 12V power going to the switch, one will be for ground, and one will be for the power leaving the switch and going to the accessory you are actuating with the switch (light, relay, etc) These switches will not have provisions for activating two functions on one light (high/low beam, white/amber) without using two switches to control two different positions of control.
Thank you for your question! This is compatible with any wiring harness for accessory lighting.
Thank you for your question! Five switches are included int his package and you have the choice of which four to install.
The Rugged Ridge Black A-Pillar Switch Pod w/ Rocker Switches should come with switches that have the phrases I listed below, etched on them. Zombie Lights, Light Bar Lights, Sasquatch Lights, Rock Lights and Off-Road Lights.
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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