“Unobtanium” is what we call parts for our Jeeps that are one off (custom made)…or sooo expensive that us average folks can’t afford them…or simply to parts that are no longer available or manufactured. Every once in a while we find something that is perfect. Perfect, in the mindset that it “fixes” our problem or fills the need for exactly what we were looking for.
I feel as though I’m extremely lucky…as I seem to have found such a thing. It is “my precious” for lack of a better term.
We all add accessories to our rigs and it seems that the newer Jeeps make this a little easier, but for us old school guys that like to really dig into our Jeeps and customize our treasured vehicles and make them our own, we are sometimes faced with too many options. For those that know me, know that wiring is NOT my thing. Really. Maybe, perhaps, my colorblindness is what causes this tremendous amount of anxiety when it comes to wiring things. I mean, the white wire and the black wires are no brainers…but the light purple and the light blue with a gray stripe make things super fun for me!
This project required a couple of things from me:
- An additional person
We tackled and solved a couple of things that I had wanted to accomplish…simplicity and cleanliness. With the addition of the Trail Rocker from Painless Wiring, this was an easy task…for those of you that aren’t color blind 🙂
The switch panel itself is truly a work of art on it’s own and the guys at The OTR Switch Guys know how to make switches for YOU…not just a row of crappy toggle “on-off” switches, but switches that will work for what YOU and what you need them to do!
The reason that I had said asked about the term “unobtanium” is that it is my understanding that The Switch Guys no longer make a TJ/LJ switch panel like this one. I, with my head up, feel proud…to own such a panel that COMPLETELY satisfies my needs and makes the interior of my LJ perfect!
Please! Do me a favor and reach out to them and let them know that they are awesome! And that you need some of their products!
I’m putting up some images of the installation in the hopes that it gives some of you an idea of what is involved. For those that know wiring and aren’t color challenged, this should be a very simple task! We did add the additional 12V cigarette lighter plug after we received the panel. Just FYI. And this is what we started with…
A huge shout out to CloakWorks4x4 for the help in getting this installed!