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Old 01-04-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Thumbs up rcbs204 4x4 Illuminated Switch!

*****Product has been discontinued.*****




Here is why!




Had to have some sort of picture in the thread!!




This is a wiring update for the project.
If you are wiring the LED's without soldering and using the T-Tap method, the polarity will be the exact opposite from the documented procedure.

Disclaimer:
I (the manufacturer) am not responsible for any damage that may occur by improper
installation of this product. I claim no liability for any damage that may occur from the use or mis‐use of
this product.



Warranty:
This item comes with a 90 day Warranty.

Install Cliff Notes:
Step 1: Remove the switch.
Step 2: Disassemble the switch.
Step 3: Mount the board.
Step 4: Cut and solder the red and white wires to the back of the switch.
Step 5: Using the excess wire that was cut off, connect one end into the connector that plugs into the switch.
Step 6: Solder the other end of the excess wire into the green and green/white wires in the A/C harness.
Step 7: Enjoy illuminated 4x4 switch goodness.



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Old 01-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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Happy New Year! Will be waiting.





are they done yet?





How about now?
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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Nice, cant wait! I've been looking into doing this myself. I'll be looking forward to the posts.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:01 AM   #5
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Glad your back and hope your feeling alright for this new year!!!

it should be one hell of a busy one for you i can tell you that!!
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what were your prices again bud? cause im interested in the blue with the white arrow.
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Great work man!! I'm sure i speak for all of us when i say THANK YOU for everything and we really appreciate your time and commitment! Take your time because we all know how it is when we start projects on our trucks and then something comes up!! So again thank you for taking the time and effort to make this convienent for all of us!!! (Sorry if my spelling is bad)
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4x4 connector pin

I'm going to attempt this project on my own but need some help. I found a hand full of connector pins but not sure if they're the right ones for the 4x4 selctor. Does anyone know how to remove the individual pins. I want to compare the ones I found to the OEM pins. I don't want to waste my time if they're the wrong pins. I'd like some detail pics if possible. thanks.
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Happy new year....glad to see that you changed your prices, was really feeling bad at the low price you were offering them at before, you would have barely made any money at all
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Need Molex Crimp Connectors

Hi rcbs204,

Thanks for the great research and design. I've always wanted a lit 4X4 switch, but didn't want to shell out $70 for a 4Runner switch just to get a diffuser.

I've cut out my own copper clad board, and am on the way to etching the circuit onto it.

I am using 6 orange LEDs in series and putting a 470 ohm resistor in series. I've tested it on a bread board, and there is no heating problem.

My only problem is the Molex 16-02-0103 connectors. I can't find them locally. I've tried a number of suppliers, including DigiKey, and they want $15 to $30 for shipping them to Canada.

I was wondering if you can figure out how much it would cost for you to put 4 in an envelope and mail them to me in Canada. I'll send you a money order to pay you back.

I've already sent you a PM.

Thanks again,

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Old 01-06-2010, 10:00 AM   #17
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Be sure to patent your design once completed. If this turns out to be what I think you are going to do, you should be rewarded for your hard work. Not have some punk rip your design. If you added the actual 4x4 dial and made it plug and play 100%, there is more money to be had for yourself. You got 100+ this time around.

Just some food for thought.
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Be sure to patent your design once completed. If this turns out to be what I think you are going to do, you should be rewarded for your hard work. Not have some punk rip your design. If you added the actual 4x4 dial and made it plug and play 100%, there is more money to be had for yourself. You got 100+ this time around.

Just some food for thought.
I'm not trying to copy anyone's design. Okay, I am, but the original thread was a DYI write-up. I enjoy tinkering. Mine is not an exact copy, since I'm putting my LEDs in series, although I am very thankful for rcbs204's idea of using LEDs. I was hoping to post a step-by-step DYI write-up when I am done, if tha's okay with people here.
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No no, you misunderstood. I was in no way referring to you stealing ideas. Way sorry for making it seem like that. I was not referring to you being a punk in any shape or form.

What I mean, is that he did all this work with the board, circuits etc. Putting it together for plug and play. This could be a great aftermarket item as there is definately a market for this type of item.

I am sure people who have patents don't worry about the DIY people making one for themselves and a few friends. But why should some other company copy his design to a tee and make a boat load of money off it. That's what I really should have said.

Sorry man!
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Hey Scooter you wanna make a couple to sell to us Canucks???
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