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post #1 of 7 Old 11-06-2014, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Replace the "offroad" with switches

Is there a way I can remove the pointless "offroad" thing to the right of these two switches? And replace it with additional switches for my lights. Just looking to see if anyone's done this before and if its possible to find a matching switch that fits in there.

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-06-2014, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I meant "offroad" in the title, autocorrect got me!
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-06-2014, 09:21 PM
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As the owner of a JKX, I don't even have that panel, but I'm curious myself. Seems like you could do it; many folks mount aftermarket switches in that area ...

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Not sure how much this helps but I came across this thread from a JK owner in another forum.…here is a quote from his post.

I know this thread is over a year old but I recently pulled that switch panel out and carefully took it apart to see if the "Offroad" section comes out... it doesn't. Its one-piece with the remaining body that holds the two switches (Sway Bar Disco and Lockers). When you do take it apart though there is a small circuit board that does overlap a little into the "Offroad" section which will make it somewhat difficult to reclaim the blank area for switches. I was thinking that one could be careful and cut out the Offroad section and fabricate a replacement panel that held one (possibly two) mini rocker switch(es)... but you'd have to be creative.
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Sorry I meant "offroad" in the title, autocorrect got me!
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-07-2014, 06:28 AM
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I saw somebody who had toggle switches in that area, they just drilled through it, on top of the off road lettering.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-07-2014, 08:15 AM
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If I recall from when I had that side panel off and peeked around in there - there is VERY little room between the dash panel and the metal supports - less than the two inches a switch needs. BUT with an angle grinder, die grinder and drill one could possibly make enough room... but that circuit board overlap mentioned above may be a bit of a problem....

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