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Switch Sources - Help me help you...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Badwin45, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    Badwin45

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    ETA: Go HERE for a more complete and organized listing of sources and switch types.



    I'm trying to compile a list of switch types and suppliers for those of us wanting to install rocker switches in the OEM switch blanks. If you know of a source, post up and I'll include it in the list.

    So far I have:
    Oznium, Rallylights.com and delcity.net as sources.

    I also have Carling, Cole-Hersee and Gardner-Bender as manufacturers.

    The reasons for compiling this thread are multiple. I've seen sources for lighted switches ala oznium elsewhere for almost 1/3 the price, I've seen a million different types of switches that will fit the switch blanks and the question of where to buy switches keeps coming up.

    Here's an example of switches that I haven't seen mentioned on TW: http://www.elecdirect.com/catalog/d444118a-2caf-4b98-8756-af4a30bf45c9.aspx (Scroll down)

    That's just one manufacturer. Gardner-Bender makes one almost identical to the oznium switches for less than 1/2 the price.

    Here's another source: http://www.delcity.net/store/Full-Size-Rockers/p_788685.a_1

    And here's some of the Surf n Turf switches mentioned below: http://www.delcity.net/store/Surf-N-Turf-Rocker-Switches/p_788897.a_1
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    surf n turf rocker switches.

    I have been using them for everything in my truck, with a little dremel work on blank slots they fit great, and they have every type of switch imaginable for 12v applications.

    And in my opinion they don't look to bad either, this is a non illuminated single pole double throw on/on I used for a bed light project.

    truck2.jpg
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    What about the switch blanks under the power outlet/cig lighter?

    Does anyone know the size of the blank?

    Any switch suggestions?

    I want to replace the whole blank instead of drilling a hole in the factory blank for a toggle switch.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    The bottom blanks are approximately 1.25" x 0.83".
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    Never doubted you. The switch blanks below the A/C controls which I think John is talking about are the same width but shorter than the blanks at the left of the steering wheel.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    I saw that post while I was searching the site to see what others used and where they got them. When I compile the list of switches and sources, I'll be sure to include them. For now, I'm still trying to figure out who the major manufacturers are and where to source them, preferably inexpensively.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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  10. Apr 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    How is shipping from waytek? Sadly i didn't see a on/off/on(mm) from them, but otrattw has em.


    Please pardon any spelling mistakes or non-sensical BS. This message is sponsored by my iPod touch.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Shipping is reasonable. Ya they don't have the momentary switches though. Great place, just usually have to buy stuff in bulk, which I'm normally ok with.
     
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