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Old 10-29-2009
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Help me hide.............my switches

hi guys and gals
i need help finding a place to mount 5+ switches and i would prefer them to be hidden out of sight to reduce the ability of passengers messing with them
i have seen the other post about where to put switches but they didnt have the amount i have as well as the space limit that i do

here are some pictures of my interior and what i have to work with
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inside the center console
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Yep I'd do them inside the console as well or you could make a little switch box that goes under the drivers seat. That would be harder to reach while driving though.
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^^^ thought the same thing when i saw the console
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i don't have a passenger airbag...and the hole it leaves is quite spacious and you can remove the panel very easily.

i'm working on mounting a control panel inside there or i've also though about mounting it within the ashtray compartment...(you have a CB so this is not helpful)
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actually, I'd put them in front of the console, so just reach around/over the coin holders and pull up/down on the switches. I'd be worried about something hitting the switches inside the console.
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You could make a little flip-top box in the console the switches are protected. Be creative
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in the head liner, behind the sun visor
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in the door pockets on the driver side.

or if you do inside the console, they have the "jet/aircraft" style switches that have the covers on them...
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Why not on top of the center consul between the arm rest? That would be out of the way, and the only way someone is going to see it is if you have the arm rest up.
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Under the hood.....Let the pass get to them there!
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as long as theyre where youre friends can reach them. thats a big mistake i made.
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Old 10-30-2009
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i don't have a passenger airbag...and the hole it leaves is quite spacious and you can remove the panel very easily.

i'm working on mounting a control panel inside there or i've also though about mounting it within the ashtray compartment...(you have a CB so this is not helpful)
yeah thats kinda what has screwed me over lol
and the fact that its not working at the moment makes it all the more aggravating lol
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Why not up? In the headliner on your side.
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side of your shifter, where you dont have a cupholder on the driver side. good place no? and passengers shouldnt be readily able to flip them. also, maybe leave a "dummy" switch in the original location, to help keep the simple folk amused.
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I second the front of the console. I have done this a few times on various vehicles and used rocker switches. 99% of the time NO ONE even knew they were there.
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btw, what kind of friends do you have that would be playing with your switch while you are driving?
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Pull the springs out the change holders on your console and put them there followed by some type of cover. Maybe the "airplane" switches previously mentioned.
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btw, what kind of friends do you have that would be playing with your switch while you are driving?
the female type that like to mess with buttons and switches... but thats not the main reason im asking, the main for the "show off my switches" look i like it to look clean


And thanks for all the input guys!
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