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rcbs204 4x4 Illuminated Switch!

Discussion in 'RCBS204' started by rcbs204, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2016 at 4:09 PM
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    DanTman88

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    How many of you guys wired the inline fuse and didn't? I can't find a small inline fuse all I got is 5amp thick wire... Thanks
     
  2. Jan 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    The switch is actually protected by the dash fuse so really only a option.
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    haha nice i didn't even thunk it!
    o_O thanks for the response
     
  4. Jan 21, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    Just ordered mine! Had my truck 2 months and in the last 2 weeks it's started to snow. So annoying trying to find the 4WD switch at night!!:annoyed:

    Thank you for making this! Looks like a simple enough mod. Can't wait to install it
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    Just got done installing the light for the 4 x 4 switch. The only problem I had is the wires were reversed for the 4 x 4 light board.I swapped them and it works perfectly! Thank you for this amazing product!:hattip:
     
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  6. Jan 27, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    Holy chit, I've done a lot already!!

    Yeah you gotta watch him, he's getting lazy. He's only done 100's of them, QC must be dropping off :rofl:
     
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  7. Jan 29, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    :cheers:just ordered finally
     
  8. Jan 29, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    @rcbs204 thanks mang! You rock! Super fast shipping, awesome product,
    rcbs204 4x4 Illuminated Switch FTW!
     
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  9. Jan 29, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    Holy chit, I've done a lot already!!
    On my comment above, how many have you done Shannon?
     
  10. Jan 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM
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    Allot, but never enough, if I could have gotten 1/3 of the 05-11 Tacoma's I would have retired!!
    The first year I went over 500 units and that was 2010.
    Kind of a hobby now, and it makes allot of guys happy, so I will probably order another 100 PCBS's, as these went pretty quick surprisingly.

    Going after the Hilux now.
     
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  11. Jan 30, 2016 at 6:32 AM
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    Holy chit, I've done a lot already!!
    Oh nice to hear, so you almost sold out again?
     
  12. Feb 3, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    So my switch stopped working about a year ago, just the 4x4 lights, none of the other dash lights. Finally got around to taking it apart and checking all the connections and everything seems to be proper. any thoughts on what it could be or what I should look for?
     
  13. Feb 3, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    I would check to see if R7 has a cold solder joint. This is more than likely the issue. Just touch up the solder on R7 and you should be good.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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    I apologize if this has an obvious answer but wiring and electrical definitely isn't my specialty. Which joint would R7 be?
     
  15. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:23 AM
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    got mine in the mail yesterday.
    Ill get a pic up when I install it.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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    No worries Chris.
    If you take off the back of the switch, you will see the individual resistors on the board. Each resistor has a designator, R1, R2, R3 ect.... next to it that are silk screened numbers in white on the board there are a total of 7 resistors. R1-R6 are 680ohm resistors and they say 681 on them. R7 is also on the board it says 101 on the resistor 100 ohms. This resistor is a current limiting resistor that on some boards would get warm and cause a cold solder joint. A cold solder joint happens when the solder does not reach the proper melting temperature and cools before the temperature is reached. This causes a hair line crack in the solder joint that connects the resistor to the pad on the board, causing a poor connection and corrosion at that solder point. Simply by reheating the solder joint to 750-800 degrees Fahrenheit will reconstitute the solder joint and the connection will be fixed. So basically heat both sides of R7 with the tip of a soldering iron and the bad connection should be resolved.
    If this proves to be more of a challenge than you are willing to do, send it back to me and I will repair free of charge less the shipping fees in both directions.
    Your call, let me know what you would like to do.
    Regards,
    Shannon
     
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  17. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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  18. Feb 4, 2016 at 9:23 PM
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    Damm, you can't get any more descriptive than that, worst case scenario I screw it up and you see me ordering another switching the future haha. Thanks a lot for the offer to repair, truly great customer service :)
     
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  19. Feb 5, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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    Installed last night. Looks great! Tapped into AC control harness with posi-taps. Took all of 15 minutes
    Pic to come.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2016 at 1:58 PM
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    Well you were right about it being R7, gave that a quick solder and she's working again. Thanks for the help!
     
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