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Some pretty thick wire, a heavy duty switch tied to your ignition wire, and a ground wire. Ã‚Â Dont forget to turn it off when not needing it. Ã‚Â (factory has auto off on most cars)
Beware of the XL7's (and possibly the Vitara's) as the switch is a button and it stays on the whole time the car is running, and after restart. It won't shut off unless you hit the button again. Same for the heated mirros. Now this is how I want my cruise to work. But it doesn't. Once it's on (not set for cruising just on), and you turn off the vehicle, it stays off.
Not so on the 2002......mine shuts off after 15 minutes and will shut off if I turn off the key
FYI mine is the vitara hamster built in Canada. Ã‚Â I drove an Esteem once, built in Japan, and the RWD did NOT shut off on that unit.This couldbe due to where the rig is built. Ã‚Â The GV and XL 7 come from Japan
If I remember correctly (book's at home, I'm at work) the wiring harness is there for the defroster on the soft tops because they both use the same one. Ã‚Â Should be a connector inside the tailgate somewhere that you'd have to follow back and splice into inside the fender for an aftermarket soft top or just make an extension to plug into it and velcro it to the pillar or something to route it up to where it attaches on the hardtop's defroster leads.Order a defroster switch from the dealer or grab one at a junkyard and plug it in on the other end and you're in business with the same functionality the oem one has on the hard tops.