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Switch Wiring Help

I recently bought this:

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with the intent of taking out the screen and using the switches for several sets of lights I want to wire up(there will be at least 3 sets). My CB will go where the screen is like I am currently running.

My question is, How do I wire the lights to the switches? I am not a wiring expert by a long shot. I appreciate any and all help. Here are the pictures of what the piece looks like when taken apart and what I currently have in the truck.

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Pin on the back:
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Above the buttons below the words:
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What I currently have:
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You can't. Those buttons are all momentary switches. They do not latch on and off like a normal light switch.
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You could always just put the three switches right under the cb.
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You could always just put the three switches right under the cb.
I know, I just wanted the clean factory button look.

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You can't. Those buttons are all momentary switches. They do not latch on and off like a normal light switch.
DANG IT!!!! I really wanted to keep it clean and factory looking. I spent forty some odd dollars on it too.
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If you use the momentary switches to drive flip-flops, and have the flip-flops drive relays for your lights, the momentary switches will work.....push them once to turn your lights on, push them again to turn them off.......
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Ok. When I said "you can't", I really meant "you can't without a lot of extra electronic work."
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You might be able to take the circuit boards out and put some kind of push on/off button under neath the factory buttons, so the factory butons aren't wired at all, but buttons under them would be.
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If you use the momentary switches to drive flip-flops, and have the flip-flops drive relays for your lights, the momentary switches will work.....push them once to turn your lights on, push them again to turn them off.......
How do I go about connecting the wires to the switches though?
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You'll need the pig-tail harness that plugs into the "port" on your 3rd pic. Then splice into the harness, one will be a supply 12+ and the other 7 will be the output/trigger (the momentary 12+ signal) wires.
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