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Aftermarket aux switch placement
Cam L posted a topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra ModsHi all, looking to get some input on auxiliary switch placement for a light bar and horn, thinking lower dash below steering wheel. I can’t make up my mind on placement and haven’t found much scouring the internet and these forums. Both switches will be placed adjacent to eachother in a dual switch housing. 2018 Silverado 1500 custom
Have 4 - 300 watt light bars on my roof rack and 4 - 103 watt cree’s on the winch mount. Decided to run all the wiring to a central location vs mix and match I did over time. So purchased a 6 rocker switch panel with 3 12V outlets, double row. Went back-and-forth a week trying to think in my head where I wanted to mount it to make it easily accessible, as I live in the mountains and when oncoming traffic is coming I need to be able to shut them off immediately! I knew overhead was the best place but didn’t want to go through the trouble. However now that it’s done it really wasn’t that much of an issue at all. I cut the sunglass holder 3/4 of the way out and it only over fills the entire consul by about a 1/4 inch. If I hadn’t already bought this panel and knew today was the only day I could do the project for a few weeks, I would have waited and not used the 3 outlets and just went with a single row panel of 6 (8 best) rocker switches as that would’ve been very neat, clean and looked much more custom! For anyone looking to do it, the absolute best looking would be 8 rocker switches on a single row panel for an absolute perfect fit! But I was impatient and wasn’t going to toss $50 out the door for the panel I had so wound up force fitting into the console. This doesn’t look horrible and I think I’ll be able to live with it but if it gets the best of me and my OCD, I can always order a new console with the 8 switches as the wiring is already there and would be a simple project. Any questions feel free to ask! I’ll post pictures shortly.
Custom Switch Installation
ArrowsmithPML posted a topic in 2020+ Silverado HD & Sierra HD ModsHello, With all the support there is with the upfitter switches, I thought I would give others another write up on a full custom switch (and light install). If this is the right location for that I will add it tomorrow. Please advise.
2021 Custom Switch Installation
ArrowsmithPML posted a topic in How-ToMorning, It was suggested that I place the write up on the custom gauge installation in this section so I will do just that. A bit of background: this truck is brand new with just under 8000 km on the clock. It has already seen -45C and some off road conditions. I am a business owner (Arrowsmith Project Management Limited) and this is one of my trucks. First: a special thanks to everyone who has discussed the upfitter switches using the GM parts. I was very excited about that and was going to go that way but with discussions at the local parts counter about being my responsibility and that it would void the warranty and such I decided to do my own thing as all of this 12V stuff just needs a source and a ground. No ECM or other modules to plug into etc. Second, because I bounce down roads everything has to be solid, secure and of industrial grade to not fall apart in the middle of nowhere. Here is the installation process. FYI get the right tools - in this case the trim removal tools or you could end up with scratches and nicks like this. (PIC 1) PIC 2 and 3 - OEM trim of the AT4 before PIC 4 and 5 - Pay close attention to how things come apart - watch all the videos and read all the existing write ups on removal of panels. This TAKES TIME. Go slow and be patient. There are 2 clips that will break if your removal of the console lower trim piece on either side is removed in haste. PIC 6, 7 and 8 - The removal process. PIC 9, 10, 11 and 12 - Switch locations and layout - plan this out carefully. measure as many times as you need to. Take lots of pictures. I opted to use the OEM location as best I could for 2 switches. These ones control my front light bar from Bright Source and Strands. It has a main ON/OFF and a secondary driving light in both amber and white. This resulted in first installing a SPST rocker and a SPST moment switch. The moment was later swapped out for a SPDT rocker. I had a little trimming to do under the knee bolster panel. PIC 13, 14 and 15 - Trimming the drivers side lower console panel - this was done to house the cluster of switches for all the other goodies I need. (Reverse Alarm (1), Buggy Whip (1), Overhead Rotating Beacon (2), winch (1) and rear facing service lights (1))
Looking for more ideas on how to spruce up the Custom model front end but I'm having a hard time finding accessories specifically for the Custom model. Any ideas or help appreciated! I've currently added Fabtech 3" Stealth suspension lift, 35's, Fuel Titan 20x9, Phillips Diamond Vision Halogen HID highs and lows(very impressed), purchased but not installed yet the Daytime running lamp LED strip for above the Lowbeam lights.
Lights and Switches
Bthrelkeld06 posted a topic in Off-TopicLooked and did not find but I am looking to install bed lights and fog lights(on headache rack) on my 2017 Silverado kicker is I would like to attach to existing cargo switch I know that I will have to increase fuse in actual box and run inline fuse for fog lights just wandering if there any warnings and/or suggestions not in any hurry so please let me know what you know thank you
So, I already asked a somewhat similar question involving the same install but this is focused on another subject. Is it possible to use OEM switches of this gen truck but wired as if they were universal mainly referring to bypassing/not wiring it to the BCM? I was thinking of using the OEM switch for the mirror control of an LT/LTZ trim for an '08 Silverado WT, is this possible?, With all the deal about everything needing to go to the BCM, can the switch function properly without that?, let's say just hook up 12v+, ground, the mirror glass' wires and will it work? Would this be possible with the 2014+ switch, putting aside the whole wiring harness, running it to the BCM deal, just using the switches as if they were universal (12v+,gnd,load)? Thanks.
Mlamp89 posted a topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra Mods
Robert Schultz posted a topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingI love my 2015 Sierra but I have a few complaints about the placement of some controls. 1. the heated seat buttons for the driver are not easily viewable when the vehicle is in motion. The line of sight is blocked by the shift leaver. 2. the console I generally very good, but the groove to hold one's cell phone blocks the receptacle for the accessory power cords. 3. disconnect in some of the software and entering/exiting the vehicle. I like the automation of a seat default position when shutting off the vehicle, but I find I am already out of the vehicle by the time the option is activated on removal of the key. I'd like the option to have the seat return to its home position as soon as I turn off the engine. I would like to set the option for the mirrors to fold upon locking the vehicle and not have to press and hold the remote. I really like the options of tilting mirrors on reverse.
Rocker switch panel
Skydiver504 posted a topic in 2014 - 2019 Silverado & Sierra