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Switch Placement Help

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

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  1. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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 1000 Posts 100 Posts

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

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    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 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    [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 1000 Posts 100 Posts

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

    aloxdaddy99 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    [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 Staff Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

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

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