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post #16 of 38 Old 01-14-2010, 01:25 AM
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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)
No, I read your comment as 3rd gear turned them on... not off. Meaning that for the highway stuff (which is where this'll be used 90% of the time), it shouldn't be an issue (as I'd normally be in 4th/5th). A kill switch should always be off...

However I'll have to think about this. Why can't someone make a top panel like 12voltguy.com that doesn't cost $400? Something like the daystar but for the upper dash? In fact I could care less where it goes... I don't need all that extra ****, I just want a nice clean panel somewhere to mount some rocker switches...

GE2, not detract from your very clean setup, but it's not exactly what I'm looking for... I like the stuff out there... just not the price tag that goes with it...

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post #17 of 38 Old 01-14-2010, 07:54 AM
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Why can't someone make a top panel
Why not just put the Daystar panel above the mirror like I did (and the guy whose pic I borrowed til I find my camera).

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Bingo! That is a great option! ^^^^^^
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Can you not utilize the blanks on the panel where the haz lights are located? I was going to add some dash mount lights, and thought about trying to use those locs. Anyone done this?

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Can you not utilize the blanks on the panel where the haz lights are located? I was going to add some dash mount lights, and thought about trying to use those locs. Anyone done this?
those blanks are fixed plastic covers. you need this rocker switch Parts-Express.com:SPST Automotive Round Rocker Switch w/Blue LED 12V | automotive rocker switch with led rocker switch with led large rocker switch car switch 12 vdc rocker switch dc rocker switch accessory switch illuminated automotive rocker switc. drill/dremel a hole and pop the switch in there. At the back of the panel is a circuit board that runs the entire length of the panel; don't mess with it. i drilled a small hole on the side (or top/bottom) of the panel, just far enough in front of the circuit board to clear it and routed cable through and soldered it to the rocker switch.
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Why not just put the Daystar panel above the mirror like I did (and the guy whose pic I borrowed til I find my camera).

WOW that never occurred to me. The $20 solution to 12voltguy & Spod-guys very nice switch boxes (and unfortunately $400 price tag).

Now more questions about that. How'd you mount that? You do a write up on it? Depending on things, I might even get 2 daystar panels to stuff up there (don't need that many switches... yet)...
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More pics of the Daystar panel in an automatic.



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It's less flashy, but I used the Cooltech switch mount specifically because it fit in the same place as the Daystar but worked with the manual boot.

Nice thing was that I was able to mount a junction box on the back side of the plate, and then run a single ground and power line for all the switches.

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So far using four of the five switches with one ready to go when I get the rock lights installed.

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I feel kinda dirty and oppressed after clicking into that place

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It's less flashy, but I used the Cooltech switch mount specifically because it fit in the same place as the Daystar but worked with the manual boot.

Nice thing was that I was able to mount a junction box on the back side of the plate, and then run a single ground and power line for all the switches.

JK SwitchMount w/LED Tip Switches

So far using four of the five switches with one ready to go when I get the rock lights installed.
I've seen these... and while I'm not set on having to have rocker switches (I've seen other configurations I like), I just don't like how this looks... sorry...
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Why not just put the Daystar panel above the mirror like I did (and the guy whose pic I borrowed til I find my camera).
Great idea. Thatís exactly what I did on my TJís, only I made my own box from radio shack. The JKís didnít exist yet, hence no daystar switch panels. I like them up there way better than hacking into the dash. Itís a little more work but the benefits are worth it to me.


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post #28 of 38 Old 01-16-2010, 03:45 AM
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I picked up a trailer break light holder for $5.00 yesterday... Its a fairly heavy plastic that should let me mount a bunch of smaller switches... I'm almost tempted to try and make my own dash top switch panel (like what 12voltguy did). Then if I mess it up, I can just buy the daystar dashtop

Or I can put the daystar panel up top... oh the options!
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I got the idea from a guy on the other forum. Thought I'd post here to help someone out.

I took the console panel apart and removed the hazard light/ESP switch panel out (I have an X so plenty of spare switch openings).

This is a great place for switches but these switches are tight fitting in here. I even had to cut the end of the tabs because it was too deep and hitting the circuit board. I found this switch at Autozone.











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bigdaddyh--that is PERFECT, just what I want to do as well. I have Sport (X) as well, so there are three blanks I can use. Where do you come through the firewall at?

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