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Switchpro alternatives

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Taconator_, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Jan 20, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    Taconator_

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    Don't get me wrong, Id love to get my hands on a switchpro but I dont have $500 to dish out on something like that. Does anyone make a cheaper alternative?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2018 at 5:34 PM
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    eldedo

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    build your own, kinda.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    I am in the same boat. Thinking of just pulling the trigger on Switchpro next weekend, but not in a huge rush.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    The options I’ve seen SPod and Luna cost even more...
    And once you buy switch’s connectors and cable, the rtmr ain’t much cheaper.
     
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  5. Jan 20, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    Dam... I just didn’t want a bunch of wires running to my battery.
    I’d build my own fuse panel but I have no clue how haha.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2018 at 6:56 PM
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    You can buy a built bussman for about 125. All you gotta do is mount it and run the wires to it
     
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    A guy on facebook was selling a three year old one for....wait for it....500$. 1$ more than brand new. I hate when people are cheap instead of hooking people up with decent deals.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    Ah! Actually the buttons aren’t the problem, it’s how I’d connect the wires to power things.

    I’m running the onboard water pump, and was going to add some lights. But each needs me to connect to the battery. I figure if I add more things that need power it’ll start to look like a mess of wires all connected to the battery. So I wanted a cleaner solution, like a fuse box that’ll have one main wire connected to the battery and then I’d feed my accesories from that.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Ya i hear ya. This is what were all doing.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/show-off-your-aux-fuse-panels.308677/
     
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    Appreciate all the replies. When it comes to electrical, i know nothing. Is there a simple solution to having all your switches connected to one unit? I am running out of room.
     
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    No. That's not built already. You'll have to wire it yourself. This is the one I have. It comes pre-wired. It's $150 so price went up a bit but it's quality.
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Wa...463677?hash=item2a5ed23ffd:g:4S4AAOSw-kdXxEi4
    You might want to cancel that order. As above, that one is also not pre-wired. If you want to do the wiring yourself then keep it, otherwise I'd recommend the one I linked. All you do is mount it, ground it, connect to battery, and then you splice your wires to the wires t comes with.
     
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    Alright definitely canceled, both seem great actually. I like the fact that they are waterproof. Just have to choose one now.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2018 at 7:48 PM
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    The one I linked comes with a grounding block which is handy. Put all your grounds nice and neat.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    Ah! I was wondering what that was!!
    I assume it’s the thin black panel with one black cable running along its side?
     
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