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OEM style switches to fit in center council under HVAC controls

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by El Chivo Norteño, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    El Chivo Norteño

    El Chivo Norteño [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been searching hard and haven’t found any that will fit under this area. Does anybody know of a company doing so? Looking for a click On / Off switch to operate a compressor in the spot which is now empty due to the MESO stealth shifter mod I put in.
     
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  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    danwray

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    CttAznRanger

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    Check out ch4x4. They have ones that should fit. I say should because I haven't gotten any, but I've read around that they can.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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  7. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Usually I would post the same link you did since the other color switches are cheaper for some reason. But I figured the person was looking to get a color match since they are putting it in the center switch bank
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    AOB switches are ok as far as look but they feel... hollow(?) compared to factory switches. The super fine wire was also a pain in the ass.
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    bought 2 custom ones from CH4X4, fit perfectly. Need to order the Toyota "Small" switch to fit in those holes.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    They are the same as the CH4x4 ones, same as the lightseries ones, all the companies use the same switch that just made in china... all they do is laser etch a symbol to the front of them. You can actually get them from alibaba for pretty cheap
    https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.228.1dc23da5TmPxBc

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.505.1dc23da5HzoGF1

    Only problem is sometimes you have to order up to 300 switches just for them to ship to you.
     
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    Thanks a ton for all the info! Ill get to searching on the various links above :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    have you ordered from Alibaba before and is it safe?
     
  13. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    I have, we usually order stuff for my kids birthday parties there. Generally its poorly made crap, but these switches are 100% the same ones that these other companies are selling at 1000% markups. So, you can order from the expensive place, or find a alibaba person who will sell you less than 10 switches in a order. You can also buy 10 of each switch you need from alibaba and resell the ones you dont need here or on Amazon.
     
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    I ordered the ones from air on board. They tell you which ones work for which vehicle, and where they fit. For Tacoma the ones to left of the steering wheel are a different size than those below the HVAC. They run about 15 bucks, which for what I spend on other crap, is pretty much nothing. I also put a 2 USB charging outlet there. IT was a 2.4 amp per plug charge from Blue Sea. Took a tiny trim from and xacto knife near the back of the knockout, but now I have something that can actually charge things like my tablet
     
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  17. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Go to Aliexpress.com It is completely safe. only down side is you have to wait a month for the order to come in.

    I've ordered my switch and it works well. The only thing you might want to do is open up the switch and cover the LED bulb with Blue electrical tape to tone down the intensity and colour match with the other lights in your car.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    do you have a pix/link to the blue sea 2 usb charging outlet you used?

    thanks
     

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