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Cup Holder Switch Panel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Drunknsloth, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    After a while of deciding where to put my panel of six switches, I decided to cut up my cup holder for the Manual Transmission.

    Here is a sneak peek of the process. I'll post up the rest and the finished product once I get a picture of a stock Manual Transmission Cup holder. It took me a long time to finish because I only had time to work on it every once in a while.

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    Can someone please post a picture of the original cup holders for a manual transmission? I forgot to get a picture before I started cutting it up and I would like a before and after shot. Thanks :D

    Got the before pictures thanks to ee1284. Thanks man! :D

    Here's some more of the pictures in process:

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    The Final Product:

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    I'll get an installed picture tomorrow. I haven't had time to get one :eek:

    Installed:
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  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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  3. Jun 12, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    Did a mini photo shoot lol.
    Hope this will work for you.
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  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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    That is awesome! Thanks man! I'll post my new pictures on the OP
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 2:47 AM
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    Nice work!
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    Props to you, OP. I don't have the kind of patience to do that type of detailed work. Looking forward to the installed pics.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    I did a similar thing to my auto a few years ago. Yours is a little more involved and uses different switches, but looks great none-the-less.

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  8. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Just out of curiosity, what all do you guys plan on running with so many switches, in addition to the factory blanks?
     
  9. Jun 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    Hydraulics? Makin' it bounce???
     
  10. Jun 13, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    Not sure about the OP as I'm on my phone, but my 11 off road only has one or two small blanks under the AC controls. So I added a similar panel for bed lights, off road lights,oba, and winch. The last three are still in progress.
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  11. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Thanks man!

    Sorry I got called in to work today and it was dark when I got out so I'll get some tomorrow.

    I decided to go this route and do all this work because the top of the cup holders have a slight concave surface and I needed it completely flat so there wouldn't be any gaps between the panel and the cup holders. I like the way your's turned out :D

    Well two of the blanks on the left side of the dash are used for back up lights and rock lights. Now I have the switch to the lights behind my grill wired to this panel and I will be including a rear light kill switch, a lot more lights, and hopefully an air compressor/tank, winch, and lockers

    Nice! I actually put the bed lights switch in the bed though
     
  12. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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    So did I, I can turn them on or off from either switch, but the in cab switch is also an indicator of the bed lights on or off.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Ah, nice. Did you wire the indicator separately from the switches?
     
  14. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    Click my Sig Pic for my build thread. Too many to list here.
    Sort of. The switch I used had two independently wired leds in it. So I tied one into the dash lights so it lights up with everything else when the headlights come on. The other is wired to illuminate when there is power to the bed lights. So regardless of switch position, it only lights up when the bed lights are on.

    Here you can see that the bed lights and headlights are on. The bio hazard symbol is the indicator and the words light up with the rest of the dash.

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    Here is the Super high speed MS paint Wire Diagram I ended up with. Its actually upside down but you get the idea.
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  15. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    Great work OP! That switch panel turned out awesome.

    I was tempted to add switches in that location myself but it just seems way to close to the cup holders and the risk of spilling fluids around there makes me nervous. I plan on doing what Fire931 did and putting extra switches in the sunglass holder in the roof or filling the chubby underneath the HVAC controls. I only had one other blank switch in my 2010 TRD Sport and that's where my back up lights are.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Like this?
     
  17. Jun 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    ^^yea man, exactly like that. :D
     
  18. Jun 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    well, the panel to the left of the steering wheel consisted (since i no longer own the truck) of, top row, 3 oem fog light switches. oem fogs, hella 500ff mounted in grill, dtrl on/off. bottom row, 3 oem fog light switches for reverse lights. one set underneath front driver/passenger doors, one set mounted on a bed bar, and another set mounted on the hitch. middle console included... tacoma oem inverter switch, 4runner inverter switch for in cab inverter, hood lights, bed lights, heated mirrors, sienna switch for in-cab adjustable headlights that i was gonna start, but never finished, and 2 blanks for anything else i wanted to add. i used all oem switches because i'm ocd about stuff like that...
     
  19. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Rogue predator, I have 2 switches in the same spot & contemplated a third for a winch however, theoretically under its max 8000 lb capacity it pulls over 400 amps so wouldn't you keep blowing fuses for the winch switch or did you use heavier wire (#2 or #4 AWG)? I'm an electrician and quite savvy with the wiring jobs but I rarely ever work on DC circuits (mainly 600VDC not 12) sorry for the :threadjack: Good job op.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    And if you are using carling switches, they are only rated for 20 or 30 amps & iirc I think even a small load (2k lbs or so) still pulls over 50 amps.
     
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