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Old 04-06-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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I already have a set of hella 500 lights and a rocker switch by the fog light button/tab, but now I'm adding a rear dust light on the bed rail and need to add another switch.

Popped out the climate controls and removed the blank switch you see here, but I can't figure out how to send the wires through the back. Do I need to remove the center console?

Search- Yes I did that, couldn't find anything specific to this.
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a coat hanger will be ur freind. Tape the wires and run them. Im not certain, but i think you will be able to run it behind where the firwall meets the plastic.
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There is a a few guys here that put switches there. Search for switches installs.I think I would remove the heating cover that way you can see what your doing and have to worry about pinching wires and shorts. I like your reading material.
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There is a a few guys here that put switches there. Search for switches installs.I think I would remove the heating cover that way you can see what your doing and have to worry about pinching wires and shorts. I like your reading material.
OP if you look up the 4x4 illuminated switch install, it shows how to pop off the heating cover.

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The clothes hanger works great. It's what I used when running wires there.
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a coat hanger will be ur freind. Tape the wires and run them. Im not certain, but i think you will be able to run it behind where the firwall meets the plastic.
Great idea thanks! I'll try that...
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There is a a few guys here that put switches there. Search for switches installs.I think I would remove the heating cover that way you can see what your doing and have to worry about pinching wires and shorts. I like your reading material.
I'll try that search... yes it is good reading material

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OP if you look up the 4x4 illuminated switch install, it shows how to pop off the heating cover.

lol didnt even notice the reading material
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The clothes hanger works great. It's what I used when running wires there.
Hanger wire it is, thanks!
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