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Old 04-24-2009
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u guys have found placees to put switches that i wouldnt of thought of! i gotta go get me swithes that i like and small ones to put in the A-pillar or center console
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I've got my engine switches in the sunglasses compartment of my OHC for when my 5.0 goes in.

Covert is the best.
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Here's mine

Why are they different colors? That would drive me nuts LOL
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I always put switches in stealthy places because that way people cant see them, and my friends cant mess with them lol.
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When I had my old 5.0 stang I had my fog light switch hidden inside the ashtray. I worked pretty well and it was out of the way.
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I'm jealous of you guys that have the little pocket next to the airbag cut off switch...all I have is a gap where the ash tray used to be... :(
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in my first gen....there was a strip of plastic trim across the dash about knee level (the rest was metal)

i put my switches in a neat little row in between the cigarette lighter and the steering column.

bad idea

they were right at knee level and in the crash i was slammed forward and those switches cut my knee all to hell and i broke them clean off.....
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I'm jealous of you guys that have the little pocket next to the airbag cut off switch...all I have is a gap where the ash tray used to be... :(
What color is your interior? I can pick you up one and ship it to you. You just want the ash tray for that dash piece right?
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mine, i have a few more that i need to put itn
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bumpincarstereo and lord of war...

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Here's where I put my switches:

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There's space for 1 or 2 more there, so when I add more lights I can add more switches ...
as if this wasn't enough:

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naaa 4 lights isnt too much .. if anything go jeep and mount them infront of the A pillar! and about 4 more on the roof for good measure
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thats were u put my switches.. easier to turn all at once when someone plays cool and drives around with his High Lights on....
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I want your truck!!! Diesel 5-spd ranger with 4 real doors!
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Not only do I have the radio bezel modded for 2 OEM switches, I have 5 LED toggles on my A-Pillar

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That looks really good! What'd you use to cut the second hole for the second fog switch?
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Dremel and a lot of time... I wanted it to look as close to factory as possible... Dremel with cutting bit and the sander.
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Well, it looks pretty darn factory to me. Even looks like you got the edges to turn in a little, just like the original fogs. Very nice job.
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i know this is old but anyone else want to add to this?
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I was about to order 5 mini-switches to put in the pocket right below my stereo before i wrecked my truck. I was gunna put a piece of plastic across the front and have the switches evenly spaced, and run out to a second relay box next to the P/S brake booster.
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I added fog lights to my XLT after the fact, I have that two bin catch all over the trans hump and opted to put my switch on that. I had to buy 15/16 wood drill bit for the size hole for the switch. Its almost the same type, blue led light tosses of a big shine on the floor.
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That cb setup is awesome roberto
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i can offer you a switch and box that requires no drilling and you can use 4 sets of lights if your interested i have it installed in my ranger

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Current set up- oe fog switch running the Hellas, one for regular fogs
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Old set up was just a toggle switch in the a-pillar(covering the hole with a dual gauge pod)
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It will only work if you have an aftermarket radio but it works great and there is room for 6 switches like I have. easy to reach and looks decent when done right. I have heard you can get regular rocker switches in that gap also. I have had them in the pocket beside the airbag switch also but wasn't crazy about them if you use the switch alot.
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yea i bought this from auto zone and it works pretty well just wished i could have founf the one with the key fob switch instead

http://www.pilotautomotive.com/Produ...7297&PCID=1068
http://www.pilotautomotive.com/Produ...7298&PCID=1068
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