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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Switch Pod
    • (4) Rocker Switches
    Installation Info
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    9 Questions / 6 Answers

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    Can you get all blue or different colour combinations?

    Sami

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

      Rob D

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    What is the amperage rating?

    JeffA

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

      TerriB

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

    A1doggie

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

      TerriB

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    Are the switched SPST or SPDT?

    LarryC

    • All of the switches are a Single pole, Single throw type.

      TerriB

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    Where can I find an A pillar switch pod for a TJ?

    RandyH

    • Hello, unfortunately we do not have an A-Pillar Switch Pod like this one for the TJ.

      XTNunoP

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    Where do you you pull you main power from

    Rags

    • Hello, you should be able to pull your main power from the battery, using a wiring harness.

      XTNunoP

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    Customer Reviews (79) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.481013 4.5
    • Appearance 4.721519 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.653846 4.7



    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 12, 2018

      Not Bad

      The fitment on a 2017 JKU Rubicon were not great. Gaps on the bottom and near the window. The texture didn't match the other plastic pieces in a Jeep, but that's kinda picky. Other than that, its decent and works.

      ShawnB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 04, 2018

      Great lookin

      Wish you sold a wiring harness for it , with all switches wired

      RogerB

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 12, 2018

      Pillar Switch

      Love the look and easy of use. Biggest problem is cutting out the templates for use. Seems like a better score for easier punch out is warranted.

      DirkT

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 31, 2018

      Love how simple and clean

      Cleans up all the switches and wires for my light bar and pods. I love the panel look. The only trouble is cutting your own switch holes. Use caution.

      PatrickM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 05, 2018

      Works good

      Not as easy as it looks to install. Works and looks good didn't have to cut any soles in the dash

      DavidS

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 19, 2017

      Off road light switches

      Provides a factory look Not perfect but very close Only draw back is I wish the switches were already installed in the plastic cover, cutting out the hole for the switch was tedious

      CharlesM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 08, 2017

      Looks Great!

      Fits Good and looks Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Dewayne

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 04, 2017

      Switch pod with switches

      Easy to install on the Jeep, make sure to use a red hot knife when you cut out for the switches, cut them on the tight side then open them up using a sharp blade. Would recommend this product.

      MudSlinger

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      December 04, 2017

      2018 Owners

      I had high hopes for this product and read the reviews prior to purchasing the switches. The product does not fit the trim of the 2018 JK as advertised. Not even close!! I suggest the manufacture retool and remove the 2018 a as matching fit. If you're thinking about buying it and your a 2018 JK owner- DON'T!

      DerrickA

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 11, 2017

      Matches interior exactly

      Tough to cut but matches interior exactly . Nice product.

      JimG

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 02, 2017

      Great Product

      Easy to install. Simple instructions. Makes hooking up extra lights easy.

      RossB

      Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 17, 2017

      A-Pillar

      Not hard to install, just be careful when cutting out area for switches

      JoelR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 23, 2017

      Switch pod w/ rocker switches

      Great accessory for the jeep. Easy to install and easy to access for wiring. Looks good when finished and matches the interior well.

      DaleG

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 14, 2017

      Bang for your Buck!

      Great item to have to replace the ugly switches that comes with any off-road lights and it eliminates any drilling. Wish it fits along the walling a little bit better but overall I love the look and love how it has made getting to the switches a lot easier

      MrDeadPool

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 14, 2017

      A pillar Light Switch

      Great fit easy to install took longer to wire tje switches than install. Word if advice. The screw on the factory column is a plastic screw that takes some effort to get out. Its just like a wall anchor bolt type system that spreads as the screw goes in. Keep it to reuse on new panel.

      DanielC

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 12, 2017

      Great Look

      All of the previous reviews were correct in that you have to be so incredibly careful in carving out the switch blanks. I used a Dremmel tool and really took my time and still have one small grind mark. Overall though, it's really a great fit, fantastic looking and worked like a charm. Marking down to 4 stars just because of how really difficult it is to carve, even if you have the tools, patience and requisite skills.

      RussellP

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      September 03, 2017

      rocker switches

      there great easy to install easy to reach love them,recomend

      CathyP

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 30, 2017

      great product

      The product was easy to install and looks great in the jeep.

      RobertL

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 24, 2017

      awesome

      like this prod alot. kinda sucks cutting out the switch spots. but other then that easy install.

      MattC

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 23, 2017

      A-pillar switch pod

      Good fit, finished product looks OEM. Yes the cutouts are tricky. I used a heavy duty X-Acto knife with #2 blade and took my time, it came out OK.

      CharlesK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

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