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Clock space for mounting switches

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 2000GTacoma, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    On the 1st gen the clocks are known to stop working. I was thinking of places to mount switches since my aftermarket pioneer hu has a clock my phone has a clock and my iPod hooked to the radio. I dont really need that clock. Figured paint it black and use it to mount switches. What are your thoughts and suggestions on this?

    Edit Cut a plate out of aluminum to use.

    finished product
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  2. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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  3. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    might work. i'd probably head down to a junkyard and find the other style bezel for that spot -- the one without the hole for the clock cut out already, as that would give you a better mounting point.

    or you can mount your switches to the left of the steering wheel.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    your talking about the cover that covers the hole if your truck didnt have a clock correct? and i dont want switches to the left i personally think that looks bad unless you have the knockout panels or whatever you call them. i dnt have any
     
  5. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    yeah, that cover. it goes around (over) the clock location and then around the ignition as well. it's pretty easy to change out.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    yea that would be easy to change out just pop that little cover off... i had thought about just using the front of the clock since it is somewhat transparent and put a led behind there so you could see them at night
     
  7. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    that'd be cool... i dunno how the clock sits in there (my truck doesn't have it), so i can't make any recommendations for/against that.

    i say if you've got a cool idea, go for it! make it your own, man! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    yeaa now i just need more ideas for lights or accessorise i can put on since i added a second fuse box so far i have fire leds 2 in grill 2 in valence 2 out back all on the same box and in the footwells also led in the console and in the toolbox. underhood? its a toyota dont really have those problems haha
     
  9. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Update to this thread. The clock face I originally cut and used began cracking from becoming brittle. I used some 1/8 thick aluminum and cut this on the waterjet today. Works great. Had to cut down one of the screw post but it fits great.
     
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    ^^ Nice man!! Now how much you want for one of those panels? :D
     
  11. Mar 15, 2013 at 5:55 AM
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    pmed you
     
  12. Mar 15, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    Got it! Thanks man.
     
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    If you coulld shoot me a PM also with a price. Thanks ,Ray
     
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    pmed you
     
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    Got my switch plate yesterday. Still needs to be painted and mounting won't be for a few weeks I think. Will post back up when that's all done :D Thanks again man!

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    looks good with the switches. needs a good scuffing, cleaning, and some color
     
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    Stock for now

    Looks like a sweet setup!
     
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    Works really well for me. I have 3 other clocks in the truck. Stock one is in a bad place to me. Update ordered the new bezel from the dealership this weekend. 25 bucks. Now when I get it I just have to modify it to accept the plate.
     
  20. Apr 18, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    Thanks for the mounting plate! I ended up cutting a large hole for a new clock that matches instrument cluster and works even when car ignition and acc off. Works great!

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