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Found a decent switch

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BlackRig, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    BlackRig

    BlackRig [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for a good switch to wire my offroad lights for awhile. All my blanks to the left of the steering wheel were full from OEM switches so I wanted to fill the blanks under the A/C panel. (09+ only). Most the OEM style switches are made to fit the left side, or too expensive. Most the stuff online was ricey. I needed something now so I ran to radio shack and found this:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3111493#

    There are 2 great things about this switch. First, it only illuminates when your switch is "ON". Second, it sits snug into the pre-existing slot.

    I just popped out the blank and trimmed it so the face would sit flush and drilled the hole for the switch. Not a bad deal for <$5.

    Trimmed blank
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    Installed
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    Switch on in the dark
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  2. Oct 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    TacomaDan

    TacomaDan Don't go off ninjin

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    I like it. Very clean looking to me. I have to agree with you on most other switches looking ricey with all the crazy colors n shit
     
  3. Oct 6, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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  4. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:12 AM
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    SmoothFox

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    So has anyone put this switch HL96517 in above the center console like the above red one?

    I have only one blank slot and want to install it next to my A-TRAC switch.


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  5. Nov 6, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    SmoothFox

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    Oh well just ordered two of the HL96517 switches.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    TheProphet

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    Do you put this switch into the blanks under the A/C panel??


     
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