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.
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Are you looking to install accessory light switches, but don't want to cut up your JK's interior? If so, then the Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod with 4 Rocker Switches is for you. This switch pod is designed to easily snap into place. Its pre-molded cutouts allow for an easier mounting of up to five switches (included) within the driver's side A-pillar. What's more, its textured finish simulates the original plastic cover installed in your Jeep for clean OEM styling.High Quality Construction.
Manufactured from high quality materials to precise standards, this Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod is completed in a textured black finish that matches your Wrangler's factory interior. The included rocker switches are assembled from state of the art electronic components for years of reliable operation.Simple Installation.
This Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod easily installs in place of the original factory A-pillar cover in just a few minutes. However, wiring the included rocker switches will take longer depending on their intended function.3-Year Limited Warranty.
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This Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod with 5 Rocker Switches is designed to fit the driver/left side of 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Switch Pod
- (5) Switches
- Installation Info
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18