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Old 12-20-2013, 07:04 PM
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I am planning on adding heated wiper blades to my 2013 1500 Sport Quad Cab. These are a simple 3 wire system (For the heated part) with a dedicated on/off switch.

I plan on ordering the 2500 upfitter switch panel Mopar part 68137100AD.



Thanks to Benny at www.MoparOnlineParts.com for finding the part number. I have found next to zero info on this. Everything I can find is on the single row AUX switches. I want to use one of the AUX buttons to turn the heated part of the wipers ON/OFF. The switch panel is $62 plus S&H. The blades are $140. I don't want to start throwing money at this if it can't be done. I like the OEM look and the ability to add up to 4 other items down the road.

Can I direct wire to these AUX switches (And an ignition power source) without relays, harnesses, modules and such?
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At $62 I would think you are only getting the switch panel. You will need to add fuses and relays to the switches. I would not expect the switches to be high amp.

See what comes in the box.

I don't know if you saw this but it is similar to what you want to do. May give you some ideas.
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At $62 I would think you are only getting the switch panel. You will need to add fuses and relays to the switches. I would not expect the switches to be high amp.

See what comes in the box.

I don't know if you saw this but it is similar to what you want to do. May give you some ideas.
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=106672

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I did see that but he was starting from scratch. I have a powered panel already minus the AUX switches. I was afraid I was going to need to add the fuses and relays. I even saw some vehicles come with an Upfitter Module. Hopefully those are just for ambulances and those kind of vehicles.
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I did some more research. It seems to make these AUX switches work I need the AUX Power Distribution Center (68049500AB) which is a $400 part. Well I guess I am going to look for a single switch and drill a hole in the console somewhere. I knew it sounded too easy to just switch panels.
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OK. I did some MORE research. I really think I can do this cheaper than I thought. I have sourced a fused relay box from Bussmann. I found a site that is one stop shopping for the box, relay, fuses, wire, and fittings.

Benny at www.moparonlineparts.com ordered a 2500 Switch Panel to make sure it is the part I need. Since there are no pictures to go with the part number. If you do a Google search it will bring you here.

So here is the price break down so far:

2500 Switch Panel $63
Mopar Wiring Kit $38
Bussmann relay box, relays, fuses, wire, and fittings $60
S&H should be under $10

So, all in I am looking at around $175 for a clean, OEM looking switch panel I can add things on to going forward.

It is more then I thought it would be going in. It is A LOT more then a $5 eBay rocker switch but no drilling in the dash.

Benny tells me the switch panel won't be in until January 20th or so. I am in no hurry since the only thing I can do until spring is pre-wire the relay box. It is a cool project but it's not a work in -25 temperatures cool with no garage.

So, stay tuned...
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Where did you find the Bussmann relay box, relays, fuses, wire, and fittings for $60
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A small update. I tracked down the guy who actually builds the Bussman relay terminal into a "turn key" setup. For $110 shipped I will get a 5 switch wired and ready for integration fused and relayed system for the the 2500 AUX panel.

Problem is he can barely keep up with demand and is on a 3-4 week backlog. Oh well, it's not like I can install it anyway considering it is 10 below right now.

I will post pictures of course when it shows up.
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The company is Wired Wagon. The owner is Erik Johnson. His email is:

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