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Lets see your 1st Gen switch setups!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MapleMoose, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Aug 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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    Has anyone made a how to for putting these switches in and hooking them up?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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  3. Aug 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    If you are looking for a how to on hook up from what I have seen its not too bad and easy to do for lighted switches. Mine came pre-labeled telling me which one needs to go to power, which one to ground and which to the device. It all depends on how much power the item needs and how much power the switch can take. Ex. My Hellas use a relay to properly direct the power because it needs a lot so I have two sources of power to run them and the lighted switch. A large power source to run the lights (that's fed through the relay) and a small 12v power source just to power the switch.

    My led's on the other hand don't need as much power so I only have one power source that runs through my switch and into my leds. So the power goes into my switch to power it and out to my device. The whole installation experience made me learn a fuck ton about car electric work.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Does anyone know if these switches:
    Fog Lights:
    http://www.otrattw.com/proddetail.php?prod=VVPZC4S-17V
    and
    Off Road Lights:
    http://www.otrattw.com/proddetail.php?prod=VVPZCOR-1F1


    will fit in the spot where the "clock" usually is? I know the blue lensed LEDs will as seen in post #45 (1st picture).

    I'm drawing this out on the plastic clock face (no clock on my trim piece) but it looks like it's just too tight to fit em both on there.... I feel like both types of rockers should be the same dimensions but I'm not sure..
     
  5. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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  6. Sep 4, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    Forgot to post here. Updated the switch install with some Carling switch panels:

    [​IMG]

    Have a spare slot now if I ever need it. Thinking about ripping it back apart and installing a 3 panel where the locker switches are. Then I'd have 2 spares.
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    OTRATTW Rocker Switches

    Far Away View:
    [​IMG]


    Up Close:
    [​IMG]


    Up Close Side View:
    [​IMG]


    Up Close Other Side View:
    [​IMG]


    Up Close Straight On:
    [​IMG]


    Wired up to my LightForce 240 Blitz's and Rigid D2's
     
  8. Sep 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Nice! You got pictures of the plastic trim piece you used to mount the swirches?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Do you mean that trim piece (clock face) without the switches in there?
     
  10. Sep 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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    yeah, or a description of what you did. It looks really tight. (as in well done and professional)
     
  11. Sep 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    If you look at mine closely (on the side view) you can see the switch closest to my steering wheel doesn't sit 100% flush.. that was my mistake for not going .10" closer to the side. I'll explain with the next pic I post...


    It is VERY tight. I'll snap a picture of one that I fudged up on lol. Give me a minute.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    This would be a perfect cutout -- except I messed up on the sides with the dremel:
    [​IMG]

    You want it to be as close to the sides as you can get it, but make sure you leave a little bit of room as the front of the switch is a bit wider than the backside of the rocker switch. The left cutout doesn't look as clean, but the rocker covers that up with the front width. I keep harping on it and I'll say it again especially if you only get one chance to do it, IT'S A TIGHT FIT. I luckily had a few so the first time didn't matter as much.


    My first try I really messed up so I just did this:
    [​IMG]


    So I could insert the panel:
    [​IMG]


    But I ended up not liking it when I compared the two looks:
    [​IMG]


    As opposed to this:
    [​IMG]



    Hope that helped :thumbsup:
     
  13. Sep 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    I have some ABS plastic I ordered from Parts Express. I may try this for that hole instead of the Carling panel. It looks so much cleaner.

    I found the ABS plastic, with a little practice and controlled pressure, cuts really nicely with a utility knife. Thanks for the pics!
     
  14. Sep 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    Yeah I liked the way mine looks currently as opposed to the panel look. Let me know if you want any more pics
     
  15. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    Anyone ever think about mounting 4-5 switches on the roof?
     
  16. Sep 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    Not sure there is enough depth between the headliner and the cab roof to do it.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    where are you guys finding these labeled rocker switches ???
    please , thank you.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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  19. Sep 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    Dang! I was really wanting to mount some up there. How much depth is needed?
     
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