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made myself a switch panel for aux lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TimRD OffRoad, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    TimRD OffRoad

    TimRD OffRoad [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so i didnt like where the previous owner put the aux light switches. i kept having to take my eyes off the road to find em and just dont like the switches he used.

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    So i went to OTRATTW and ordered some switches to replace the two i have. then i cut some metal i had lying around the garage to fit the space i have under my CD player. i cut the holes using a dremel tool to fit the switches. then i bent back the sides so it will slide in and i can later take the dash out and bolt the switch panel in.

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    i had a couple of slips with the dremel wheel and dont like the marks on the switch panel, so im guna re-finish the panel, i just wanted to spray it for now. and yes i do plan on buying two more switches, i just havent figured out which two.

    so what do you guys think? not bad for some garage-engineering and pretty much free.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    I like it. Takes up that extra space with the single din. Very unique.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    I've been looking for a place to put switches. This is legit.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    Brutus

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    who makes the switches you used?
     
  5. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    RMAN808

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    OTRATTW I'm sure
     
  6. Apr 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    LoneCynic

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    That looks very nice, and for a do it yourself, very impressive. I just got my 2013, and it has that big touch screen radio, which is okay, but I don't have a space like that to put to good use unfortunately. However, I really like the switches you used, and might get one for adding off road lighting down the line. Again, nice work, I like what you did.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Great idea!
     
  8. Apr 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    ThomasMore66

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    Looks good. I'm stoked to find where you got those switches. I've seen them in pics and I'm still planning my install. I have the BAMF light bar with the LED extensions, but I want to use the SPOD as a master for everything.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    www.otrattw.com
     
  10. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    Maximus

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    Very nice and effective use of space
     
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