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post #1 of 38 Old 01-13-2010, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Installing rocker switch....

Installing KC slimlights and was wondering the best way to
cut a hole in the panal. Small bit to start but what do u
guys usually use to install rocker switch?

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post #2 of 38 Old 01-13-2010, 02:27 PM
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Mine. Daystar switch panel.


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post #3 of 38 Old 01-13-2010, 02:29 PM
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usually a drill bit, but depends on the type of rocker switch too. if square, you can use a drill to get a hole big enough and then a utility knife or body saw to square it off.

Also, I tried the Daystar switch panel like above, but with a manual, third gear turned the switches on.

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i use a dremel.
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lites

say how did you get the panel off to get the leds installed in the panel that looks good
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The top panel (above the radio) and the bottom panel (where the daystar switch panels is now) just snap out. Lift one corner of each and pull, they will just snap off.

That will expose the screws to get the rest of the panel off to install LED lights.

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Also, I tried the Daystar switch panel like above, but with a manual, third gear turned the switches on.
Really!? ****... I was going to get that... sigh...
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I can attest to that also. I ran the Daystar panel for about a year and it just doesn't work with a manual. You can push the boot down and hold it in place with a ziptie, but you shouldn't have to do that.

I removed the daystar panel and moved my 4 switches to the middle of the center stack, where the power window switches would be (I don't have power windows). I used a dremel for this.

Then I have 6 switches up top, using an sPOD (which is probably one of the single best mods I've seen in 18+ years of modifying vehicles).

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Yeah... I was going to put a kill switch there (controling the switchs on the DS panel), then have the daystar panel down below...

How far down would one have to push the boot down for it to clear the switches down there? Would it look retarded if done?
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Here are a few shots I took back when I had the panel in.







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If you need a round hole, use a step-drill. It wonít grab and the hole will come out perfectly every time. If you donít have one, you can get a set of three at harbor freight for practically nothing.
If you use it correctly it will also chamfer the hole too.
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one more question, there was a blue thing with the switch, it says 3M 804, 14-18 AWG.....do i need this if so where does it go?
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Also, I tried the Daystar switch panel like above, but with a manual, third gear turned the switches on.
Hmm I'm still tempted to get it anyway, without pushing down the boot. With a kill switch up by where the power windows go (I don't have power windows), it shouldn't matter if third gear turns them on or off (other than wear on the switches), as these will be lights (a couple different sets) and will all be controlled by the kill switch. As long as that's off nothings gonna turn on anyway...
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Thanks guys for all your help...finished the install of the lights. Dremel was a great idea! work good.
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Hmm I'm still tempted to get it anyway, without pushing down the boot. With a kill switch up by where the power windows go (I don't have power windows), it shouldn't matter if third gear turns them on or off (other than wear on the switches), as these will be lights (a couple different sets) and will all be controlled by the kill switch. As long as that's off nothings gonna turn on anyway...
Kill switch won't matter. The boot turns the daystar switches to the OFF position, not ON. So if the kill switch is not engaged, and you want your lights on..... the boot will keep turning them off.

(Unless I'm misunderstanding)
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