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Old 03-12-2007
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round selector switch.......

anyone know were i can find a switch that will work kinda like an Explorer rear wiper switch but not really like it......and it also has to fit in the spot in the radio bezel were the rear wiper switch goes........

i want it to have 1 off position and 3 on positions.......
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So a 4 pos switch? Build up or single tasking positions?
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what do you mean build up or single tasking?
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like for each of the posisitions of the switch would turn only 1 thing on at a time. OR build up like a wiper switch or headlight switch turning one thing on the the first and a second and so on. Like position 3 would be 3 things on at once. and pos 1 would be only one thing.
I have a feeling this is a Strobe, flasher, wig-wag, Rotator,Siren thing Right????!!!!!!
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Are you going to use the stock ford wiper switch?
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like for each of the posisitions of the switch would turn only 1 thing on at a time. OR build up like a wiper switch or headlight switch turning one thing on the the first and a second and so on. Like position 3 would be 3 things on at once. and pos 1 would be only one thing.
I have a feeling this is a Strobe, flasher, wig-wag, Rotator,Siren thing Right????!!!!!!
yea when in position 3, i want all to be on......
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Are you going to use the stock ford wiper switch?
i have looked into it and i dont think it is possible...
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i have looked into it and i dont think it is possible...

Yeah, it looks like a real PITA.


This is a pretty good idea. Im going to copy I think. :D
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Yeah, it looks like a real PITA.


This is a pretty good idea. Im going to copy I think. :D
i wish i could use the wiper switch.....it would look more factory....
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Do you think maybe you could grab a headlight switch off of another ranger? It only has 2 selections but I'm just wondering if that could work for this type of application. I dont see why it would'nt.
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i have though about a 4x4 switch, but i dont know if it will work...
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Does the 4x4 switch have the 3 positions that your looking for? I don't see why it wouldnt, all you need it to do is move the electric current to the right lights, thats what the switch does, just sends a electric signal to the transfer case. If im totally wrong a apoligize lol, im only 2WD so im just using my common sense right now.
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i dont think it is a constant electric current.....
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Thats what i didnt know if it sent a current or just a signel to change it.
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Don't you have a 12v powerpoint to put in it's place? That's what I'm gonna do with mine. They look to be about the same size.
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they are the same size......i dont really need another power point since i dont smoke i use my cig lighter IF i need a power point.....

if i can't find a switch that i like, then the power point will go in there, but hopefully i find a switch
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Get a stock rear wiper switch *** and use the switch you need in the back. I was thinking using the *** but putting the volume control for an amp behind it. I think someone here did that if I remember correctly.
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oooo shiz nit.......my new Kicker amp has a amp volume on it....hmmmmmmmm definately might just have to do that.....

i like the idea of the *** on a different switch, i just have to find a switch
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Does the 4x4 switch have the 3 positions that your looking for? I don't see why it wouldnt, all you need it to do is move the electric current to the right lights, thats what the switch does, just sends a electric signal to the transfer case. If im totally wrong a apoligize lol, im only 2WD so im just using my common sense right now.

The switch isn't a switch as your thinking it is.

Its a basically a three setting resistor. It will not flow much current. The GEM uses the referenced voltage drop it creates to switch modes. IE 2wd 4hi 4lo

So you would need to build an electronic device that mimics the gem and uses relays to accomplish what you need.
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