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Dash Switch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Munkey, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Munkey

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    Anyone know of an aftermarket switch that closely resembles the stock switches on the dash (like the fog light switch) and is not extremely expensive? I have an Pioneer Avic D-3 and I like to run with my headlights on during the day. The Avic automatically dims the backlight when the headlights are on so that it's not blaringly bright at night. Problem is, during the day, with the headlights on, I can' see it. I'd like to put a switch in the wire to the headlights so that I can override it if I want to. I checked on an OEM switch and they are like 40 something bucks. To quote Marshal Lucky from the movie Used Cars, "That's too f**king high". I thought I saw a post a while back where someone had found a similar switch at a local chain auto parts store, but I've searched with every term I can think of and can't find it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Rangerpeterson

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    I dont remember where but I have seen some. They look exactly like our but you can get them custom with whatever you want on them like fog lights, backup lights, aux, etc. They looked awsome but I havent seen them around in a while. Hopefully someone knows where they are. I'm intrested in getting some myself...:)
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    I ordered mine from here. The website shows a Scion one but I received the OEM switch for a 1st Gen. truck, maybe because I ordered amber. You need to trim the hole in the dash a tiny bit but it looks and works fine.

    http://www.oznium.com/gsw-45-led
     
  4. Jul 30, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    I'm curious to know who makes them

    because for now my only option that really fits nice are OEM.. nothing else.

    and OEM is like $38 each!
     
  5. Jul 30, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    do a google search on daystar rocker switch
     
  6. Jul 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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  7. Jul 30, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    daystar are like the ARB ones. it's ok if you change all your switches so they are the same

    they are all still very different than the OEM ones
     
  8. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    I thought they were the ones like ours but I might have been wrong. :confused: These might have been the ones. It's been a while since I've seen them. I'll keep looking but I swear i have seen some just like ours....
     
  9. Jul 31, 2009 at 1:02 AM
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    I used these. They look nice after some minor trimming they fit into the holes perfectly.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2009 at 3:35 AM
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  11. Jul 31, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    4x4mods.com woulda been my first choice, but they 'no longer accept money' at checkout. IE paypal cut 'em off - likely poor customer relations.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    oh yeah $20 for a real one on ebay.. that's what I am getting!
     
  13. Jul 31, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    yep those ass hats never sent me my switches after I payed for them, never returned phone calls or emails
     
  14. Sep 29, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    BRINGING THIS THREAD BACK TO LIFE!

    I bought the daystar rocker switch. The look and feel of the switch itself is great, but it is a little wide for our stock switch hole.

    Has anyone done trimming to get this one in the slot?
    How much needs to be trimmed?

    Cheers
     
  15. Sep 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    nice, thanks boss...

    did you have to trim a bunch on the switch housing or the inside of the slot?
     
  16. Sep 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    You are the man!

    Thanks

    I hope other people read that and it helps them too
     
  17. Sep 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    wat?
    here is my daystar one too...
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  18. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Where did you get those switches from? And how much did you have to modify the switches?
     
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