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Switch Panel Ideas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EMTaco, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    EMTaco

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    Hey all. Ok, so I'm trying to figure out where to mount an auxiliary switch panel (8-10 switches) in my '09. Just wondering if anyone has ideas or pics of what they've done. My current thought is to cut a piece of aluminum to fit over the little cubby space just forward of the cup holders. Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    Seen a few people do that on here. Looks good. Im sure someone here will post a link to where I have seen it. Good luck!
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    Bolt ons here and there
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    DO NOT ORDER FROM 4X4MODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! horrible junky switches and last i heard they completly quit answering emails or phone calls...



    if you want good quality switches check out otrattw.com...... all my current switches came from them and they are top notch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    silver07taco

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    A pain in the ass to wire up but, I have them up top.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    i still get a good laugh out of that pic... used the glasses holder for the switch panel and have the glasses stuck above the visor.... :D
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    yea... well i've got mine up there... but since i wear glasses i dont have any sunglasses to try to store so it worked out perfect for me.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    Dont use my idea:D
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    I know I'm not being helpful. I just wanted to participate.
     
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  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    i was gonna say... i'm not sure that qualifies.... :D
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    maybe something like this??

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    or this......

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  13. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    what are you using all those switches for?
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    i wont question his 9-10 switches since i have 14 in mine... :D :D
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    It looks like your overhead console is smiling because it has bangs. :p
     
  16. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    haha... yup.. happy truck! :D
     
  17. Oct 15, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Thats what the labels are for!:der: j/k
     
  18. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    The plan is to go ahead and build the panel with extra switches for future mods. Only need a few currently, but I don't want to have to reinvent the wheel later.

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! Nice work on your trucks...I'd always wondered about the overhead idea!
     
  19. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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  20. Oct 19, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    Here's what I've got so far...cut the panel today. I'll order some switches in the next day or two.

    IMG_0042.jpg
     
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