Hey sorry to revive an old thread but I just picked up a 97-00 hardtop with the 10 pin connector. I have a 2000 TJ myself. What I need to know is where to find the female tub side connector and wiring and once I do where does it plug into in the dash? Is it on the instrument cluster maybe?
Randy I'm in the same boat 03 Sahara not wired for a hardtop but have an 04 top that's wired . What did you find ? Thanks Mike..SO need some help here. I have a 06 TJ X and just got a 03-06 Hard Top. The 03-06 Wiring Harness 82208907AB has been discontinued CANNOT find it anywhere. Ive email every Junkyard Jeep salvager I can find.. Any suggestion on what Wiring KIT would work and parts needed adapters etc?
Randy I'm in the same boat 03 Sahara not wired for a hardtop but have an 04 top that's wired . What did you find ? Thanks Mike..
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I am attempting to add the factory hardtop wiring as you did. I would appreciate it if you can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any additional information. Right now I am gathering all the supplies and I hope to start as soon as I have them. Thanks for your help!I have a 2006 that I recently wired up the hardtop on. Since the kit doesn’t exist anymore, I had to copy every single wire that went in the kit. Somehow I got it to work the first time.
I bought the following parts:
Wiper and defrost switch and pigtails
03-06 body side hardtop wiring harness
Washer bottle with 2 pumps
Washer fluid check valve for JK hardtops
Generic plastic tubing
12AWG and 18AWG wiring
Used car stereo wiring harnesses (to pull harness pins from)
OE style relay, fuses, and fuse tap
Most of the parts I ordered from Davey’s Jeeps.
I then used the Factory Service Manual to copy every single wire that is related to the hardtop. Not only do you have to run wires back to the top, but you also have to add pins and wires between existing wiring harnesses and run wires into the engine bay for the 2nd washer pump. There are other ways to wire the defrost that are easier; however, in order to get the factory timer function it needs to be wired through the instrument cluster. Finding the right pins to fit in the harnesses can be a pain, but I was able to make it work.
If anyone has questions on this, please feel free to ask.
I really don't have any significant additional information, but feel free to ask any questions here.
Thanks for the reply. I’m just wondering what the best way to connect the positive line for the defogger light switch (that indicates when it is on, not the backlight). The wiring diagram show that it is spliced from the positive line back to the hardtop defogger, then routed through a separate harness (I think 301?) then to the fuse box. I’m thinking it would be best to run a separate wire spliced at the same location to an inline fuse then directly to the defogger switch. If you know of a better or easier way that would be great. Every other line will be run how the factory wiring diagrams are.I really don't have any significant additional information, but feel free to ask any questions here.
The best resource is the factory service manual, which you can download here:
This post is for TJ documentation like Factory Service Manuals Etc.. A while back I was able to find the FSM for my 2006 TJ. I decided to look at the same website I have used to download FMS to see if I can find others. I hit the jackpot so I am sharing :beer-toast1: Please if there are any...wranglertjforum.com
Essentially, you are trying to duplicate the wiring that Chrysler would have installed in the factory. There is a section full of wiring diagrams. You're looking for the sections on the rear wiper/washer and the heated back light.
The hardest part was probably adding pins to existing wiring harnesses. I tore apart some junkyard harnesses to get usable pins, and just reused those.
It does take a while to install, as you'll need to take off a good amount of dash trim and pull the instrument cluster, as well as run wiring to the engine bay.