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DIY switch panel inserts!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dellafor, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Jan 6, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Dellafor

    Dellafor [OP] 2017 Tacoma 4x4 (Big Blue)

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  2. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:27 AM
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    So with that you just cut the rectangle the appropriate size, that snaps into place, then the button would snap into that?

    If so, I wish I had seen that before. It’s precisely what I’ve been looking for.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    Do you know if hats the “normal Toyota switch size”? It shows rocker switches in the pictures. Not even sure if there’s a difference to be honest, but figured I’d ask.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    Dellafor

    Dellafor [OP] 2017 Tacoma 4x4 (Big Blue)

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    Yes cut out, snap in and install switch.
    And you can get these inserts for different size switches.

    Anyone know the OEM switch dimensions
     
  5. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:48 AM
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    I can confirm the following as I have used both.

    Taller switch dimensions:
    627BCE34-3461-4B34-8044-28C84A4E54F9.jpg

    Shorter switch dimensions:
    AC1CE6FE-5BFB-487F-A01A-64D5D7380676.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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  7. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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  8. Jan 6, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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  9. Jan 6, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    Same boat here, was never a fan of and panels I saw on the market, just cause Im picky. But then I found these
    https://www.otrattw.net/Snap-In-V-Series-Switch-Bracket-End-VME-01.html

    Similar to what you are talking about. You order two end caps, as many middle sections as you want and snap them together to make any # of switches you need.

    Havent installed it in the truck yet, but I did snap them together and Im really impressed with the fit. Almost not noticeable that they are individual sections. The whole assembly clicks into a cutout then the individual v-series rockers click into this.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    I like it! But my only concern is about its "stiffness " for the most inner switchs. Without having as my sides actually touching the dash peice itself. How ridged are they? Do you think they will flex/bow in the middle?


    Anyway i found this 6 piece set already fused. Gonna take some measurements tomorrow and hopefully order it for 10$
    Screenshot_20210106-221019_Chrome.jpg
     
  11. Jan 7, 2021 at 5:18 AM
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    They felt good to me. You would for sure need a flat surface to mount the holder in though. Not many suitable options in a factory dash without first making some sort of panel
     
  12. Jan 7, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Dellafor [OP] 2017 Tacoma 4x4 (Big Blue)

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    Wait so you dont think it will fit here if I cut it all out...best part is if it doesnt work out i can always buy the meso 7 panel kit bc it requires cutting anyway

    20201228_174051.jpg
     
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  13. Jan 7, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    Didnt realize you were 3rd gen. Looks flat enough to me. Just got to make sure there is adequate depth behind the panel
     
  14. Jan 7, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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    Dellafor

    Dellafor [OP] 2017 Tacoma 4x4 (Big Blue)

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    Should be deep enough. Already have switches there so i cant imagin needing more
     
  15. May 10, 2022 at 8:22 PM
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    Glad I found this, patiently waiting for the MESO puddle light switch drop and this is a far more cost effective option than having a custom switch panel printed. Plenty of room on my driver's side insert to fit 1-2 more switches.
     

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