Installed my new Jeep illuminated sill plates yesterday (part #82212120), took about 2 hours total. You do not
have to disconnect the battery, just just turn off the interior lights using the dash wheel switch. You also don't have to remove the glove box. The first part of the job is pretty easy:
1) Pop off the stock sill plates (just pull them off)
2) Remove the foot well side panels (just pull them off, pulling off the door gasket a bit helps)
3) Remove the under dash panels (plastic push pins)
Then it's just a matter of removing the stock metal sill inserts (by straightening the tabs underneath) from the plastic sill plate, drill a 3/8" hole into the plastic sill plate for the wires, and install the new lighted sill inserts into the sill plates.
The next part is more time consuming but fairly easy. You have to tap into the power wires of the drivers side foot well light (NOT the LED light
if applicable), route the new sill power wires in back of the pedals and over to the passenger side, then secure the wires with zip ties (I used my own smaller black ones, not the supplied larger white ones). Then re-install the under dash panels (I used new plastic push pins since it's impossible to remove these without damage).
Now the hard part for me was situating the sill power wires just right (not crimping them), and re-installing the side foot well panels and door sills at the same time (insure you give yourself enough wire lead to do this before securing the wires beforehand with the zip ties). Then just wipe the Jeep sill inserts clean with the supplied alcohol pads.
The finished product...they look awesome at night...coming on when you open the door:
The new lighted Jeep sills look good with my new pedal kit (part #82212055)...