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ABS Disable switch added to radio bezel

This is my modified radio bezel with the new ABS Disable switch. Just waiting on some relay sockets to arrive so I can wire it up. The bezel also has switches added for driving lights and heated mirrors.








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Here's what I'm working on today. I'm hacking on my bezel to add two more switches.

The upper switch is an Explorer rear window defrost switch that has been turned upside down to match the contour of the left side of the bezel. This switch will eventually be used for heated mirrors.

The switch in the middle, above the lighter, is a Traction Control Disable part from an 05 Explorer/Expedition. It will become an ABS-Disable switch on my truck - I think the icon is close enough.

Since it was designed for a flat surface, I had to alter the contour of the bezel where it mounts, using plastic wedges and body filler. The switch sits a little below the surface to help prevent accidental use.

The switch has a dash illumination LED and an "OFF" LED as well as a momentary on switch.




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Bob, that is VERY sweet. ESPECIALLY finding a switch with an appropriate icon on it!!!
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Thanks, John! It was fun doing the sculpting - I haven't done anything with body filler in years.
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simply amazing! i really like that button too.

you have alot better paitients than me
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Looks OEM. VERY sweet!
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is there anything you CANT wire up bob???



AWESOME job!!
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bobs next electronic mod will be figureing out how to attach that rocket launcher behind the headlights that he's had sitting in the garage for a while...
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bobs next electronic mod will be figureing out how to attach that rocket launcher behind the headlights that he's had sitting in the garage for a while...
Go to:
http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/i...arwin1995.html

Then click on "Jet Assisted Take-Off"
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wow.... you are very talented, bob...

good thing you aren't closer, or i would be bothering you all the time to teach me these kinds of things...
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Go to:
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Then click on "Jet Assisted Take-Off"









LOL
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that one was done on mythbusters a while back.
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that one was done on mythbusters a while back.
Yeah, Darwin Awards admits that they got taken in by a hoax on that one. It says so on that link I posted.

It is still a funny story, though.
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For comparison, I found this photo of the original bezel as it came from the factory:



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Very very cool. Are the switches functional at this point? I'd like to hear more about the heated mirrors. What did you jack them off of?
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Very very cool. Are the switches functional at this point? I'd like to hear more about the heated mirrors. What did you jack them off of?
To wire the ABS switch, I am waiting on an order of relay sockets which are due here Tuesday. I don't have the heated mirrors yet. I'll either get them from Muth ($$$) or try to adapt something else.

http://www.muthco.com/products/carsandtrucks.htm
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Thanks agian Bob for doin all this stuff to my nice new truck
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Thanks agian Bob for doin all this stuff to my nice new truck
I'm sure that you don't want this fire trap .....

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Bob I think you have a higher chance of your mods making the truck catch fire then your cruise control....
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Bob read the post after that on the "fire one" from me there dork
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Damn that sweet lookin..
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