GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: need some ideas

  1. #1
    Jr. Apprentice sethwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fort Smith, AR
    Posts
    14

    Default need some ideas

    I recently got power window installed in my '09 Silverado work truck. the panels were the WT panels without any switches or anything. well the shop that installed it must have been in a hurry or just didn't care and put the switches towards the rear of the armrest and every time i would rest my arm it would hit the switch causing the window to roll down. very annoying. not to mention the switches they used were bulky and ugly in my opinion.

    so i found some nicer push/pull switches from the same manufacturer that would work with the same wiring harness. no fuss replacement with them. i ended up moving them to the front of the armrest were my hand rests on them. now i can actually use them comfortably without having to break my arm when i want to roll my window down.

    ok, now i have the switches in the right place, they look a lot better but i have another problem.

    a big frickin' hole in the armrest or some ugly useless switches in the rear of the armrest. I've been trying to think of something that i could place in the hole to cover it or maybe have some kind of cup type thing that i could place into it but really can't think of anything.

    about the only thing i can think of would be some stake pocket covers or go pull out some old ashtrays like they had in older vehicles. and yes i have thought about getting new door panels but really don't want to spend that much money to fix it. any ideas would be great. thanks

  2. #2
    Jr. Apprentice sethwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fort Smith, AR
    Posts
    14

    Default

    well the stake pocket covers were not as large as what i was told so they are not going to work, but on the brightside, i now have 4 stake pocket holes with covers on them now. lol

    i've given up on finding a plug for it and now am thinking of filling the hole with some kind of backer and filling with epoxy or something and then covering the armrest with some vinyl carbon fiber or something. has anyone used neffywrap fiber? it looks pretty good and i am also looking at some from decalfx.com as well.

    here are some pics of the new and old switches and a pic of the hole.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails old_drivers.jpg   new_drivers.jpg   old_passengers.jpg   new_passengers.jpg   hole_drivers.jpg  


  3. #3
    Sr. Mechanic trapperdon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    rainville ( Seattle )
    Posts
    169

    Default

    i'da taken it to the manager of shop BEFORE you changed it out and made them switch it with new armrests
    :fighting0037:
    when in doubt, doubletap !

    - buying a new truck, one part at a time :grrrrrr:
    94 Blazer 4x4 k1500 5.7 L - aftermarket cold air intake
    Energy Suspension swaybar & upper and lower control arm bushings
    Pro Comp ES 9000 front shocks, new front drive axles,
    stainless front brake rotors & new pads,
    new Moog front end ball joints, Smittybilt black nerf bar steps,
    MB Racing rims & Hankook ATm off road tires

  4. #4
    Jr. Apprentice sethwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fort Smith, AR
    Posts
    14

    Default

    wow why didn't i think of that? i did, at length. you can't just easily pop in a new arm rest on these panels. they are one solid piece of molded plastic stuff. i did try and get them to do that and they would not go for new panels, they put it back on me for "not specifying exactly" the location. i did tell them i wanted them on the door armrest and only a complete moron would have put them in the location that they put them in.

    i got the switches for free out of the deal and still have the old ones that i can try and sell to someone. i also got about 10% off, after talking it out with them. they offered to put a patch plug in them but the one they showed me looked like crap and i was through with them anyway. they talked a good game when i was looking into them, but the guy that did my install just did a piss poor job of it.

    they are in and working now i am just moving on with it and trying to make the best of it. i was just looking for input into what some others might have ideas for them.

Similar Threads

  1. any ideas on mp3
    By cobra2end in forum Audio, Video & Gadget Tech
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-30-2010, 02:40 AM
  2. Any Ideas?
    By cfolk2008 in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-24-2010, 12:45 PM
  3. B-Day Ideas
    By jet89 in forum Chevy Truck Accessories
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-18-2010, 01:40 AM
  4. Looking For Ideas
    By unclebenny0351 in forum GM Powertrain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-22-2009, 07:54 PM
  5. Need Some Ideas
    By 95chevyguy in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-13-2007, 07:57 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •