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Need ideas for Accessories Switches

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CayucosTacoma, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Mar 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    So i recently purchased a pack of 5 switches on the internet and was wondering how to occupy each one.
    Heres what i have so far:
    1. Off road Lights
    2. Reverse Lights
    3. Bed/Tool Box Lights
    4. Under hood lights
    5. Need something, dont want rock lights.

    Thanks for any suggestiosn
     
  2. Mar 31, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I usually buy switches after I know what I need them for, but I like the way you think.

    More offroad lights. Under dash lights, puddle lights under your doors, air horn, OBA
     
  3. Mar 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    I figured people on here could help me with my problem:D
     
  4. Mar 31, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    compressor...... for train horns. lol
     
  5. Mar 31, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    thats what i was thinking when you wrote OBA haha.
    But trying to do something not to expensive
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    SOMEBODY!?
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Ice cream man music? haha
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    how much was the pack of switches?
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    like 7 bucks for 5 switches
     
  10. Apr 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    original manufacture switches?
     
  11. Apr 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    Passenger ejection seat.

    While you are saving up for the actual ejection seat, just have the switch in the dash and labeled. Nobody is going to test it anyway. Unless you loan your truck out, then they might find out you're a fraud!
     
  12. Apr 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Not for a buck a switch.

    OEM is $67 plus shipping with harness.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    I went his way on my Silverado.
    I had uses for all but one... Overhead offroad lights, "alley" lights on the rack corners, two construction strobes for work, and two rear-facing lights for tailgating/desert fun/work/etc... the front lights on the bull bar were switched automatically with the high beams.
    I labeled the 5th switch for an inverter that I was planning to install, but I never could decide which one to go with.

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  14. Apr 1, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    how about that abs off switch mod
    if i had electrical abilities and an extra switch thats what i'd do
     
  15. Apr 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    No just some rocker switches that light up red.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    Might do it, ill see what else people have been doing
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    Don't go hooking up those switch indicator lights to anything that is fed by a computer! Asking for trouble if you put any additional load on a computer board.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    I'm going to wire it to a aux fuse box
     
  20. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Bump for ideas?
     
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