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post #1 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket Light Switch Location?

I am installing my KC Slimlites this weekend and was wondering where everyone was mounting their switches. If anyone has a pic that would be awesome but I just need and idea of a good location. Thanks

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 10:10 PM
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Above the driver side speaker... perfect spot, out of the way and convenient spot to go through the firewall.
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 10:22 PM
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There are a million threads on switch locations, try the search box.

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post #4 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 10:30 PM
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I put mine here .....easy to get to . Built this power distribution panel to use relays and fuses for the aux. lighting .
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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There are a million threads on switch locations, try the search box.
Or if you have nothing decent to say how about you dont say anything at all. I understand their is a search box.... Im not an idiot, I didnt feel like searching for hours and asked for some pictures and you can always count on some smart mouth kid to say "try using the search box"
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Fernjack - U built that panel under the hood? Looks pretty cool. I have never wired in lights before so this should be interesting. Haha
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-16-2010, 06:02 AM
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I really recommend using a relay they are cheap and easy to install ........You'll do fine it's not that hard . Pm me if you have a question or post ....lots of guys on here know how to wire up lights .
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-16-2010, 07:40 AM
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Wiring lights is pretty simple. If you're going to buy the KC Slimlights, get the kit with the wiring harness and it's pure cake.

I put the switches to the left of the steering wheel, above the speaker. One thing I did change from the KC kit was the switch. The KC switches are oval, and I went with a round switch that fits a bit better there.

As others have mentioned, once you pull the side panel off the dash, there's a foam filled hole there that is convenient access through the firewall.

There are switch panels available for the bottom of the centre console, but I have a net there and I like it. There's also the S-Pod which gives you a Rolls Royce solution with a panel at the top of the windshield and a fuse/relay box under the hood, but I could never bring myself to spend the $400 for a set of lights.


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post #9 of 14 Old 07-16-2010, 09:24 AM
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Fernjack - U built that panel under the hood? Looks pretty cool.
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I bought the daystar panel that goes in the bottom of the center console thing. I should have just done the above the driver side speaker thing, but too late...
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JK switches

here you go.

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post #12 of 14 Old 07-17-2010, 03:34 AM
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The KC Slimlites are very easy to put in but I used the Daystar Switch Panel and rockers! I use the switch from my Piaa's them to light up my other switches.

At night the green or red light from my Piaa's put just enough light on the other switches so I can see them in the dark.

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JK switches

here you go.
Nice link....thanks!

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post #14 of 14 Old 07-20-2010, 09:28 PM
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JK switches

here you go.
Oh man, I like that even better than the S-Pod! Great placement and the bin would be handy.

Still, I'm happy with the $10 solution vs. $450 for a single set of lights...

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