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Light Switch Panel- which one

So I am wiring up 4 sets of foglights to a toggle or rocker switch panel. I can't decide which one to get. I am putting it in the little ash tray cubby next to the airbag switch. I measured 4 inches wide by 2 inches tall by 3 inches deep. The depth will be extended though when I cut out the back though.

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I am looking at Summit Racing mostly but other sites are cool to.
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Why not use a piece of acrylic and do it yourself?
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I could. I like plug and play though. Fabbing is not one of my strong suits.
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Gotcha. Check out this guy for switch plates then

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I got an extra one of these:

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ended with this, peice of plexiglass, 5 led swithes, blue led strip and the cubby from the ohc
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hey does anyone know where to get acrylic or Plexiglass in small pieces?
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i dig you want lights, but putting the switches that far outta the way, i personally do one switch with a fused junction box or somthing similar.
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hey does anyone know where to get acrylic or Plexiglass in small pieces?
How about some textured black ABS??
I've got a couple sheets of it in the garage.

Do you have an aftermarket radio?
If you have something like mine:

You could always put the switches in a panel covering the cubby hole around the radio.

I have a few blank panels (like mine but no holes) made up ready to go. All you need to do is drill holes for your switches & apply some double sided foam tape to attach it to the dash kit.

I can cut the textured ABS to pretty much any size up to 12" x 24".
It's about 1/8" thick, good quality stuff.
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i dig you want lights, but putting the switches that far outta the way, i personally do one switch with a fused junction box or somthing similar.
What do you mean "that far out of the way"? The switches are right there lol. I have them hooked up and everything. I bought rectangular, colored indicator light switches in blue, yellow, red. Everything is up and running I just don't have anything to mount the lights to. I plan on adding one more setup for reverse light under the rear bumper.

How do you setup three or four sets of lights with one switch on a fused junction box? I will admit I should setup a circuit break or a junction box for my three separate fuses that I have running to my DC 12v for my three switches. All the wiring has made for a bit of a mess behind my HVAC controls. But I still don't see how you can control 3 sets with one switch.
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