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Where to put the aux light switch

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by doc1911, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    doc1911

    doc1911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm considering installing a couple auxillary lights up front of a 2004 Double Cab. Where are people putting the switch in the cab? I really don't want to take the whole dash apart. I was thinking of the small rectangle to the left of the two vents in the center of the dash above the radio and climate controls. Any suggestions or places with easy access would be great
     
  2. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    tosaw

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    When I put lights on the front of my 99 I made a plate out of plastic to fit where the non functioning clock was. I used a piece of a plastic case that a craftsman tool came in and just dremeled slots in it to mount the switches. I was able to use one of the old clock retaining screws on one side and I just super glued the other side down and it looked good and functioned perfect. Sorry I don't have any pics, Toyota bought that truck back in July.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    this isnt the best pic but i put my switch were you are talking bout i think...
     

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    I mounted mine near the hood release latch on that little plastic panel.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    HAHAHAHA $18 plus shipping for that stupid little thing? F no, i'll stick with my radioshack switches thank you...
     
  6. Dec 18, 2010 at 12:38 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    X2. But I buy mine from autozone. And they work just fine.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 at 4:42 AM
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    tosaw

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    Thanks for the info but way to be a dick about it. :brianr:
     
  8. Jan 5, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    Camo23

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    eh i like my advance discount switch too lol. with it right by the air control its easy to switch on n off
     
  9. Jan 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    vantaco

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    i'm sure you could find one at at wrecker


    oem ALWAYS looks better
     
  10. Jan 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    shitroc

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    ive got the switch for my AUX reverse lights in the plastic gap filler piece under my screen,im going to put another identical switch right next to it controlling the lights that are going to be behind my grille.
     
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