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Switch Location Idea

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by RevivalOL, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Feb 14, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    RevivalOL

    RevivalOL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of mounting a switch on each side of the center console section in the dash for a winch cutoff and my ARB compressor. Does anyone know how much room is behind the panel where the red arrows are in this picture? I'd imagine it's hollow, but I can't get back there without pulling everything apart - would prefer to only do that once during install if I do it.

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  2. Feb 14, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    As it turns out, there’s plenty of room behind it.

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  3. Feb 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    That looks pretty clean good idea. Curious why not an OEM slot on ceiling or left of stearing wheel to look factory? But i like what you did
     
  4. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    Good question. I had one left of the steering wheel, but I had a hard time seeing it there. Could have done the ceiling too, but I would have had to get an new panel or cut a hole there too. I may do the ceiling for future items as well. I could also put an OEM style one where these are now if I want, but those were $23 per switch, and the ones I used were $5.
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Just wanted to say nice phone.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    Did you have to pull off the center console (the part under the gear shifter) to get into that portion? I have a double rocker switch* I was planning on putting on the somewhat vertical portion under the e-brake, but I wonder if this spot might be better.

    *switch is going to be my toggle for front/rear camera.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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    Nope. Didn’t pull anything off at all. You can access it from behind a bit as well. There’s some structure in the first inch or so from the top, but then it’s completely open behind it.
     
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