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Unread 01-02-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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Need Switch Panel/plate Ideas.

I have to install like 6-7 rocker or toggle switches in my YJ, I've searched and found no good ideas or pics. Anyone do this? Also suggest some good switches? or an inexpensive switch panel? I checked Ebay didn't see anything that interested me.

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Unread 01-02-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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just buy a thin piece of aluminum and make your own.. now where to mount it i am not to sure.. if you were willing to take the radio out assuming you have on you could put that thin piece of aluminum there and drill your own holes and sticker label them.. and i have used many autozone switches that worked great.. i was there yesterday and they have one similar to the arb air locker switch..
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Unread 01-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #3
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I'm planning to install some in the the gauge cluster trim, right below the gauges.
Check out this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...uster+switches
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Unread 01-02-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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I made this one up....






Might also check out 12 Volt Guy he's got some pretty sweet stuff, if only for the ideas.

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Unread 01-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #5
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thanks for your responses guys! I think Im gonna take off the plastic around the small guages and install them there.! if anyone else has any ideas I'm not doing it for a few more days, too cold to be working outside
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Unread 01-02-2009, 10:46 PM   #6
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I made this one up....






Might also check out 12 Volt Guy he's got some pretty sweet stuff, if only for the ideas.

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looks very good, on my TJ i just drilled asmall hole in the factory punch out ans put a togle for my Offroad lights
but i will get a winch soon...
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Unread 01-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #7
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If you want to get rid of the radio, or relocate it like I did, the radio hole makes a nice spot. Here's a picture of the plate my dad helped me make, once the plastic is put back on the dash it sits flush and looks pretty nice. I only put on 5 switches and a 12v outlet since I got rid of the ashtray, but if you don't add the outlet, and if you move the switches closer, I'm sure you could probably fit 8 switches there

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Unread 01-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #8
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let see a pic of the face plate back on
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Unread 01-03-2009, 07:50 AM   #9
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Unread 01-03-2009, 07:57 AM   #10
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How about something like this?

Easy to do and plenty of room behind for relays and wiring.



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Unread 01-03-2009, 08:12 AM   #11
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How about something like this?

Easy to do and plenty of room behind for relays and wiring.



wow! very clean installation--looks great

as a conceptual idea, how about using some magnetic (hall effect)switch's running some relays to operate the load? it could be completely hidden or flush with the surface.
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Unread 01-03-2009, 11:03 AM   #12
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YEAH I'M GONNA DO IT LIKE RICHMOND DID, AND THEN I SAW THIS IDEA ON ANOTHER POST WHERE THE GUY WENT TO A TROPHEY SHOP AND HAD A BACK PLATE MADE UP WITH ENGRAVED LABELS.. i LIKE HIS SWITCHES BETTER THAN THE ONES I JUST BOUGHT THOUGH, WHERE DID YOU GET THEM?
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Unread 01-03-2009, 11:37 PM   #13
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let see a pic of the face plate back on
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Ok, I'll have to go out and take a better picture, that one was on my computer, and here's another that you can kind of see them, I'll try to remember to take the pictures tomorrow
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Unread 01-04-2009, 01:32 AM   #14
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How about something like this?

Easy to do and plenty of room behind for relays and wiring.

did you use a fuse block that ran power to all the switches?

just curious where you mounted it if you did, that looks like a real clean job
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Unread 01-04-2009, 06:00 AM   #15
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YEAH I'M GONNA DO IT LIKE RICHMOND DID, AND THEN I SAW THIS IDEA ON ANOTHER POST WHERE THE GUY WENT TO A TROPHEY SHOP AND HAD A BACK PLATE MADE UP WITH ENGRAVED LABELS.. i LIKE HIS SWITCHES BETTER THAN THE ONES I JUST BOUGHT THOUGH, WHERE DID YOU GET THEM?
Radio Shack. They were like a buck fifty each.
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