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Rugged Ridge Black A-Pillar Switch Pod w/ 4 Rocker Switches - Left Hand Drive (11-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Left Hand A-Pillar Switch Pod Kit
    • Textured to Match OEM Interior
    • Four Rocker Switches Included
    • 3 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 2011-2018 JK Wranglers

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Pod, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. There are a couple of different versions of this switch pod. You can get just the pod itself and get your own switches, you can get the pod with an assortment of either four switches or, like we have here, three switches and two USB charging ports, and you can also get this pod for both the left and the right side of your Jeep. There are also different pods for the 2007-2010 JK and the '11 and up JK, so make sure you get the right one that fits your interior. Today we are going to talk through the installation of this switch panel, which is a very simple one-out-of-three wrenches, and we'll also talk about the construction and a few of the other features of this kit. These are going to be for those of you who have electronic accessories on your JK and want a easy-to-access and very clean-looking switch pod. If you get the version of this switch panel that comes with the switches, you'll have lighted switches that make it very easy to tell which switches are on and which ones are off. And, if you get the driver side version of this switch panel, the switches are very easy to access from the driver's position. You can also, as we mentioned before, get this without the switches if you decide to get custom switches. These are a standard size switch, but you can get any number of different types of switches to put in the switch panel. And something that is newer from Rugged Ridge is the version of this that has the dual USB charging ports. So that's certainly a great option if you're looking to be able to charge a cell phone or even a GPS unit without needing to take up your cigarette lighter adapter that you currently have in your Jeep. As far as construction goes, this is a really well-made switch panel. This is designed to look like factory. It will snap right in place of your factory trim that's already on your A-pillar. Again, it blends right in and looks really good. It actually looks like it was designed from the factory to be there, which is a nice feature. There are some other A-pillar switch panels like this one that aren't year-specific, and they don't quite fit as well as this one from Rugged Ridge. But, because this one does change when the interior changed from 2010 to 2011, there are two different versions of this kit. You get the right one for your Jeep and you know it's going to fit really, really well.Now, regardless of whether you get the version of this with four switches or with three switches and the USB charging port, or the left side or the right side, or what year it is you get. They're all going to come with a blank switch panel like this, with the blanks right in there. The first step is to actually cut these out and put in whatever switches or charging ports you're going to use, whether it be the ones from Rugged Ridge that come in the kit with the panel or your own switches of your choosing. But it is important to know that you will have to cut these out. That is a nice feature, though, because I've seen people who maybe only have two auxiliary lights that you want to switch through here but, if all four of these were cut out, you would have to buy four switches to fill in those holes. Otherwise, it would look unfinished. This way, you can cut out exactly as many switch holes as you need for the actual switches you're going to be using. And, again, you can really switch anything you want as long as you're wiring it correctly, from lights to refrigerators to winches. The possibilities are really endless with what you can switch. But, again, if you're looking for a really clean way to mount the switches, this is a great option for that.Getting the switch panel from Rugged Ridge installed is also going to be very, very simple. As I mentioned before, I'm gonna give this a one-out-of-three wrenches for install. All you need to do is remove a couple of pieces of trim from your Jeep, starting with, first, your sun visor on whichever side you're mounting the panel, and then there is a corner piece that connects your windshield frame to your support cage that will need to come down. And then, finally, there is the A pillar trim from the factory itself that you'll remove. After that, as I said before, you'll cut out the actual switch holes you're going to be using, install your switches, get the piece into location, do whatever wiring you need to do behind there, then snap this piece into place. Replace that corner piece and, finally, put your sun visor back on. It might sound like there are a lot of steps, but this is a very, very simple process. All you need are some torque bits and some screwdrivers, maybe a trim piece to help you remove that factory trim, and you'll probably need, maybe, a half hour of time to get everything apart and back together again. Now, that's not counting for your wiring which, of course, depending on what you're wiring and how you decide to wire it, that can take a little bit more time. But to install the actual switch panel with the switches is a very quick and easy process. As I mentioned before, the switches, if you do decide to go with the kit from Rugged Ridge, these are three terminal switches because they are lighted switches. The USB port just has two terminals, a positive and a negative. So the wiring for these is pretty traditional as far as automotive switch wiring goes. I think that this switch panel is really fairly priced for what you get, and that's without even looking at the kits you can get with the switches and the charging port. That's just looking at the panel itself. Even down to the detail, to the texture on the panel, it just looks factory. It looks really, really good in the Jeep. It's very easily accessible, especially, again, if you get that driver side version. The passenger side version is much more difficult to access from the driver side. But that driver side A pillar panel is very, very easy to access, it looks factory, and it's one of the best places to mount switches in your JK, in my opinion. I really like this location, and I think it's absolutely worth it. Even if you don't like these switches, you can always just get the panel and put whatever switches in there you'd like.So if you have some electronic accessories on your JK, whether it be lights, a winch, or any number of other electronics, and you're looking for a clean way to mount those switches, this switch panel, with our without the switches, is a really nice way to go. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge A-Pillar Switch Panel, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Construction. Rugged Ridge provides an excellent alternative for mounting multi-purpose switches in this A-pillar mounting kit. The switch pod is textured to match the interior of the 2011-2018 JKs, and has pre-molded cut outs to mount four rocker switches.

    Specs. Having the switches on the A-pillar as opposed to near the shifter makes them easier to access so you won't have to fumble around while on the road or out on the trails. No cutting or alteration to the stock interior needed for this install.

    Accessories & More. This kit comes with four rocker switches in addition to the switch pod. One blue, one red, one orange, and one green. Rugged Ridge backs this kit with a 3 year limited warranty.

    Application. This Rugged Ridge  A-Pillar Switch Pod with 4 Rocker Switches is designed to fit the driver/left side A-Pillar on the 2011-2018 JK Wranglers.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 17235.96

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Switch Pod
    • (4) Rocker Switches
    Installation Info
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        5 Top Rated Questions

        Are the switch lights supposed to remain on? The instructions don't give a schematic.

        • The Rugged Ridge Rocker Switches are only supposed to be illuminated when the switch is in the On position.

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        How does the wiring go? Do you need to run it through fire wall?

        • Wiring will depend on what you are wiring to the switches and the mounting locations.

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        does this come with all the necessary parts to install it or do you need to get additional supplies?

        • This comes as shown in the 5th product picture, just the pod and the 4 switches.

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        Can you get all blue or different colour combinations?

        • At this time we do not offer alternative color combinations for the Rugged Ridge Black A-Pillar Switch Pod.

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        What is the amperage rating?

        • The Rugged Ridge Black A-Pillar Switch Pod w/ 4 Rocker Switches have a 20 amp rating.

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          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 4.418182 4.4
          • Appearance 4.672727 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.633028 4.6



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 24, 2019

            Install and looks

            The product seems to made of decent plastic, I did have to cut out two holes for the switches which was a pain. But the switches that it comes with seem to be a quality made part. Overall I am happy with it.

            2112

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 04, 2019

            Just ok

            Fairly easy install except for the stupid existing push pins. Fit could be better as it doesn’t line up everywhere especially on the door side. Over all an ok product.

            Stnkds

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            May 28, 2019

            OK - nothing spectacular

            I REALLY wish these were lit up at all times, and just got brighter when activated. It's hard to find the right switch when it's pitch black outside - which is precisely the time you need them on. Other than that, they are acceptable.

            MizzJ

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 24, 2019

            Looks grest

            Punch the holes better, difficult to work with, once finish, looks great, shouldn’t be that much work

            Maddog102

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 10, 2019

            Nice fit looks good

            The fit is good and the color match is pretty close. The lights on the switches look nice as well. Installation was pretty easy.

            alb7998

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 04, 2019

            simple yet tricky

            simple install but tricky, only problem I had was re installing the panel. might have been my own fault but couldn't get the prongs aligned right and gave it a little too much oomph and snapped the bottom clip. managed to get it in the slot but expect future issues when putting in another switch

            TylorG

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 29, 2019

            Fantastic Switch Setup

            Fits like a glove on my 2014 JK. Switches work great, install is pretty easy. I used a combination of a dremmel and box cutter to cut out the slots for the 2 switches I have rigged up so far. Gotta be careful not to mess that part up! (don't forget the safety glasses) FYI, you can pop out that flat left panel below the column for easy access running your wires.

            BrianH

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 21, 2019

            Works great, plenty of room for accessories now.

            Directions were easy to follow for the install. Fit was a little off when it arrived. Was able to use a heat gun to make it pliable and adjust the fit perfectly. No issues since install. Works great.

            FiretrailRunner

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 09, 2019

            Poor Fit

            I was very excited to try this product after purchasing my Raxiom Light bar as I needed a place to mount my switch and this seemed like the cleanest method. However after running all of my wires and hooking up the switch I learned that this piece does not fit properly as a replacement. Getting it in place was tough enough but once fit behind the cowl the next fight was fitting it with the upper trim. It both overlaps and tucks behind the door and leaves a huge gap with the existing trim. Disappointed but if you can get past this then it serves its purpose. Recommend either doing all of your wiring before taking it on and off or trying the fit before cutting. Piece also scratches very easily which is not convenient when it takes so much finagling to get into place.

            2014Sahara

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 06, 2019

            Great Product

            Looks and functions perfectly. Highly recommend this product. Easy install.

            Koot

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 11, 2019

            Does the job

            Shape and texture close to factory part. Precut holes for switches are not precut and the job can be tricky to risky. Watch out for injuries. I mounted the 6 connector from my MLC-6 in mine. Worked great. Overall shape on the Pilar fits but not perfectly. Overall ok product.

            BlaiseD

            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            January 14, 2019

            Black A-Pillar Switch

            Works great and fits good. Got the switch in a great timely manner. Comes with instructions that are very helpful. Would recommend ordering parts form extreme terrain. I will use them for more parts

            Anthony

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            November 01, 2018

            Waste of $$

            Didn’t fit, even when trimmed. The mounting posts were flimsy too.

            Dan

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            October 22, 2018

            a pillar switches

            Great color match great fitment just has a indention that doesnt run with line maybe just a certain batch. Really no big issue still looks like factory fitment.

            RobW

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 18, 2018

            JK RR switch pod

            The switch A-pillar pod looks great and is convenient location. The fit at outside door frame has a gap unlike the Mopar original trim. That is why my review is 4 stars instead of 5.

            LarryB

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 12, 2018

            Excellent product?

            Great product . Fits my 2017 JK like a glove. Like other reviews it was a bit difficult cutting out the slots. Overall satisfied.

            RobertoR

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 08, 2018

            A-Pillar 4 lit switches

            Great product and fits well...looks great when switches are lit up

            PhilS

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 28, 2018

            A pillar switch pod

            Fit like a glove. I used a dremel tool to open the holes.

            Tony

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 18, 2018

            A-pillar switch pod

            Rugged Ridge a-piller switch pod is one of the best purchases I have made. It is easy to install and looks very neat, like it was factory installed.

            ClayB

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 30, 2018

            EASY INSTALL

            This is a nice switch Pod. It was so easy to install that my Grandaughter could have done it. It fits perfect. Looks like my Jeep came with it from the factory.

            MikeS

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

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