If you enjoy off-roading, then you know it can be hard to access the vehicle’s controls while you’re on the trail. A switch pod allows you to have all the controls in one place, and it’s easy to access since it’s next to the window. If you want to install this device in your vehicle, then here are the steps that show you how to install a Jeep switch pod.
Step One: Remove Sun Visor
The first step is to remove the sun visor from the left side of the vehicle. Since you’re installing the switch pod on the left side, you don’t need to remove the sun visor from the right. The sun visor is held in by a few screws, so all you need is a screwdriver to remove it.
Step Two: Take Off the Upper Trim
To install the switch pod, you’ll need to access the A-pillar. In order to access and remove this part, take off the upper trim on the left side. In a Jeep Wrangler, a bolt and a screw attach the upper trim to the vehicle, so you will need to remove both of those.
Step Three: Gently Detach the A-Pillar Trim
After you complete step two, it is time to detach the A-pillar trim. The A-pillar trim is held in place by clips, so it’s very easy to detach. All you need to do is grab it trim, and gently tug it from the vehicle.
Step Four: Place Clips in New A-Pillar
There are small retainer clips in the trim, and they need to be removed. Use a flat-head screwdriver to do so. Then, install the clips into the new A-pillar. With the clips in place, begin cutting out the places in the new A-pillar for the switches. Usually, there are lines on the A-pillar that will help you direct the cut so you can make sure the switches will fit. Then, you can place the switches in the new A-pillar.
Step Five: Connect Wiring and Snap the A-Pillar into Place
The final step is to connect the wiring to the switches and snap the new A-pillar into place. And now you have a new switch pod for your Jeep. Remember to put the upper trim and the sun visor back onto the vehicle.
Using these steps, you now know how to install a Jeep switch pod. If you want to add more inside modifications to your vehicle, consider purchasing a Jeep Wrangler JK interior trim kit from AM Offroad. So, remember to purchase quality parts from AM Offroad for your next vehicle modification and enjoy your ride’s new style.