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Emergency flasher switch relocate

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Itchy Dog, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Itchy Dog

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    I'm hoping to relocate my emergency flasher switch to an empty spot below the radio, next to the 12 volt power outlets. In it's place I want to put a switch for driving lights (better location for it). Before I go tearing apart my dash, can anyone tell me if the wiring lead to the emergency flasher switch will be long enough to reach to the new location? I suppose I could splice wires to lengthen if need be, but I like to aviod that whenever possible.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    I'll go look, my dash is apart right now anyways. 1 min
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    not gona reach on it's own, but you could just splice in some wires. won't take too much work.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    I haven't ripped apart my dash yet (need to replace some bulbs), but I would guess that, as you suspect, you'll need to extend the wires in order to reach that far. I'm basing this on the pictures at http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77 (number 12 looks pretty tight). I really dont think you'll have the extra 12-24" needed even if there is some slack. Car companies aren't really known for including more than the bare minimum as far as length goes to save a bit on costs.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Rab, thanks for checking...guess I'll have to splice, oh well.
    Manlaan, thanks for the link.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Will you post pics of this project?
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Yeah, I'll try to remember to do so. My driving lights won't be here until next week (really slow processing/shipping from Autobarn), so I won't be tearing into the dash until I have wires to feed. Depending on the clarity of instructions I may not be able to complete this on my own and may have my local auto shop finish what I start ; )
     
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