Switch Placement Help

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by aloxdaddy99, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    Earlier today I posted in the What have you done today thread about some switches I received. So today I go out to the truck to install them. The only problem is when I take off the panel the clearance behind the panel is almost zero!! I was looking to install them inthe panel below the HVAC/Radio panel. The bluetooth control module is mounted in that location ad takes up almost the entire area.
    Which brings me to my question. Where should I mount them? They are about 2 1/2 inches deep. I want them with in a comfortable arms reach. [​IMG]
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Nice switches... Can you post a pic of your dash?
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    oh, post pics, post pics, post pics when you get the mounted. I've got no idea where you would want them, probably a few options I suppose. ???
  4. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    could stick them down where i mounted my switch dude. i had enough room there. another option might be in the overhead by the dome light.


    Alex
  5. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    [MENTION=44531]Sierraowner5.3[/MENTION] the issue is the depth.

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    I would like the overhead console I just don't know #1 how much depth is there. #2 how to remove it.
  6. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Make a custom box in front of the Cup holders? or in the center console?
  7. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    A spot I was thinking about was on the lower part of the center console. Plenty of area. Easy access. The only issue is you can't see the switches.
  8. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Do you have a better pic of the housing around the switches? I have an Idea..... Can you mount them below the 3 and lighter plugs but facing up?
  9. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    [MENTION=34858]Enkeiavalanche[/MENTION] do you like fiberglassing an enclosure so the switches face upwards toward the roof? Me and fiberglass are not good friends.
  10. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    Sweet looking switches. Did you get them from the same place surrelalone did? What does the beer switch do?
  11. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

    Hopefully charges the Beer keg tap in the backseat!!!
  12. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    i wish i could come down there to show you how i did my switch. where mine is there is enough room, however they wont be to visible. the top there by the doom light might work, depends on a few things. i had mine apart, and i think its doable. the lens over the lights kinda pops out, then there are two hex head screws that you pull and I think then it will drop.

    Alex
  13. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    Yes I got them the same place Surreal did.
    The Beer switch is just there to take up space. I wanted to put in an extra one for future mods and I thought the switch blank just looked cheap.
    The only place on the door side lower panel that has any amount of space for the depth of the switches does not have the width. So I think I am going to make it "work" there. But I am still not sold on that location.
  14. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    FGing I don't do anymore.. But you can do something custom with Bondo and some wood work and still have a nice smooth spot for them..
  15. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    So I got them mounted today. Took a bit of cutting to get them to fit, but nothing a razor knife can't handle.

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  16. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    i toyed with mounting mine down there, but my knees could hit them. now to get everything wired and have those switches do something!

    Alex
  17. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    If I mounted mine down there they'd be at eye level and blind me. :rofl:
  18. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member


    I didn't want to say that!!

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