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what are these switches going to?

I am trying to figure out what two switches might have been going to (I am the second owner of this ranger) before i bought it.

I am looking for some info, before i start taking things apart trying to trace them (if wiring is even still there).

I have a pic, but I AM NOT ALLOWED TO POST A PIC (good thing I get a rifle with my line of work....hmmmpfh!!)

The two switces are located on a console under my ash tray infront of the gear shift located directly on the floor.

It takes up alot of room, and I would like to get rid of it, unless it is something I can hook up to in the future.

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without a picture, i don't think we can tell you.......

from the sound of it, they are NOT stock...
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yeah, i thought this was gonna be a hard one....

I guess heading to afghanny land is within my abilities, but posting a pic...

NO DON't LET ME!!!

I might hurt someone....ha ha ha

Anyway, I just can not describe them, it looks like aftermarket forsure, I am just so not sure to what...

Someone get this mods to let me post pics GD!!!

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I guess heading to afghanny land is within my abilities, but posting a pic...

NO DON't LET ME!!!

I might hurt someone....ha ha ha

Anyway, I just can not describe them, it looks like aftermarket forsure, I am just so not sure to what...

Someone get this mods to let me post pics GD!!!

lol
to post attachments, you have to be a contribuitor ( https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=2791 )

you can upload them to www.photobucket.com and then post the IMG tag into a thread...
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http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z...deswitches.jpg

think this might work

thanks, I really do need to find my lil' yellow helmet.

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http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z...deswitches.jpg

think this might work

thanks, I really do need to find my lil' yellow helmet.

johnny
Slightly larger version here:

Yes those are definitely custom. As to what they are wired to, one would need to trace the wires and see where they go. Or just flip them and see what they do.
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so where do the wires go?
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they are not factory.....i would suggest tracing the wires to see where they go....
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They do nothing when flipped

No wings or amphibious gear coming from the bottom of the truck..ha ha ha

I guess I know what I am doing after fishing today...

ah who am i kidding, be back in a few...

man I am so impatient.

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more fishing?
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Probably went to add-on lights or something. Could do anything since they are not factory. Good luck.
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http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z...y/DSC_0277.jpg

this is the underside, showing the actual connections.

It covers the restraint box, but i hate it.

I am going to look at a different console to take it's place.

anyone have a pic of some different ones for some ideas?

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http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z151/Ranger_Johnny/

this is the ranger so far.

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http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z...y/DSC_0277.jpg

this is the underside, showing the actual connections.

It covers the restraint box, but i hate it.

I am going to look at a different console to take it's place.

anyone have a pic of some different ones for some ideas?

Johnny
Were there even any wires attached to them?
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The one on the Right was used for the Flux Capacitor & the one on the Left was for the Drive Reactor cooling system....j/k

They look like aftermarket rocker switches w/LEDs. Probably used for Aux lighting that used to be on the truck at one time. Other than there in a hard to reach spot while driving I would keep the switches....Might be able to use them for something down the road plus they are covering the holes that were drilled in the plastic to mount them.
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yeah I am thinking lights as well.

I am sure I can think of something down the road to wire to them.

For now I will just have to travel at MACH 0.2, No WARP drive for this guy.

And NO when I took the thing out, no wires were to be found.

Johnny
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see if there's any holes drilled in your front bumper. It'd show that someone tried to mount lights at one point
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