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Need more switches?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CtryBoyInMT, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    CtryBoyInMT

    CtryBoyInMT [OP] Lifetime Member

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    I asked a few months ago if anyone wanted to trade a 2008 lower center dash piece with their 2009, unfortunately no one took me up on it. So I had to just buy the thing. It's not cheap, but I saved a few hundred lives the other day at work and they gave me a $100 bonus.

    I'm a perfectionist by nature and I don't like the drill a hole in the middle of your dash idea and put a gaudy looking switch there. I like it to look as it came from the factory.

    For the record a 2009 lower dash piece will fit a 2005-2008.
    Just throwing ideas out there for everyone!

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    (I'm still waiting on the last blank cover)
     
  2. May 7, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    so thats about 100 you said?
     
  3. May 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    The total was like $105 to my door for the panel and the black inserts are just under $4.00 each. I just went through Conicelli Parts Center, as they were the cheapest I found.

    Not really all that glamorous of a story really. Not worth busting out popcorn for anyway!
    A Citation Jet blew out a windscreen and started to descend. So I peeled a ½ dozen, or so, aircraft out of his way and talked him to the nearest airport. Just doing my job really.
    But a few hours afterward the pilot called in to thank me, but I had already gone home. He told the Ops. Mgr I should get a commendation for my professionalism and He agreed.
     
  4. May 7, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    thanks for the info man. I love buttons and switches so this oughta be right up my ally.
     
  5. May 7, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    Do you have a part nimber?
     
  6. May 7, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I almost forgot, switches. I bout them off ebay for 99 cents a piece. I got three (one for each blank), for future endevors.
     
  7. May 7, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    55407-04040-B0 is the panel

    55539-28160-C0 is the blank. They are sold individually
     
  8. May 7, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    looks like you did a great job cutting a whole for that rocker switch man.
     
  9. May 7, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I put a piece of masking tape over the front to protect it and be able to mark the center.
    Drilled a pilot hole in the center and used a step drill to ½" as the switch is .512" that was close enough to trim with a utility knife. Then I squared out the .75" height for the switch.
    Along with trimming all the excess off the back and still keep the locking tabs to hold it in, it took about an hour. It could probably have been done in less time, but I'm just anal about crap like that!
     
  10. May 7, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    thats why i use circular switches for the most part. Drill it, screw it on. done.
     
  11. May 7, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    I'm working on that same thing myself. I bought the lower panel from a member on here and got 3 blanks and I'm installing my seat heater switches in two of them. The third will probably be a rooftop light bar switch.

    It was quite a challenge getting the switch in there, not much material left after drilling with a uni-bit.

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    Marc M
     
  12. May 7, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    i was thinking of doing this.. I dont need any extra switch holes yet, but when i do i'll find this part. =)
     
  13. May 7, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    I am currently looking for an all black a/c -heat control panel .....
     
  14. May 7, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    I have also seen quite a few switches for the truck on ebay...mostly the fog light switch
     
  15. May 7, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    I was counting my current accessories and future ones the other day..
    With only one blank switch left, the future seemed bleak. But with this, all things are possible again.

    What switches do the 2009's have down there?
     
  16. May 7, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Just the back plate is black, all the dials are silver. I got my black A/C panel from ebay from a seller named LKQonline.
     
  17. May 7, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    I don't believe there are any switches on the '09. These holes are smaller than the upper dash holes, the standard switches won't fit.

    Marc M
     
  18. May 7, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    What was the switch for?
     
  19. May 7, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    in my 09' DC PreRunnner i dont have any switches there but i want my neons to be turned on/off in those areas
     
  20. May 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    So no one with a '09 has any switches in the holes?
     
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