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Auxiliary light switch board placement ideas


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Hey all!

I’m looking to add more lights and clean up my current wiring situation, it is neat, but it looks cheesy and is not in a great location. Ideally I would love to put something like this in my truck:

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Has anyone done anything like this? If so, where have you rigged it up?

Open to any and all ideas.

Thanks in advance!!

 

 

 

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I don't know how large it is but you could look at creating a plate out of some sort of plastic and putting it in the bin on the center dash if your truck doesn't have the center console (in pink below).

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Outside that I'd think that your only other option is the console under the armrest. Only other option I can think of would be to use smaller switches and maybe you could get 4 above the 4x4/light selector (left of steering wheel).

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Unfortunately I do have a center console. I did some digging, and pulled my console apart last night. I’m going to build a box for the board and put it in the console. I actually use the storage so I can’t put it under the armrest/in the box. I think my best bet is the cup holder area. If I put it in the little cubby area between the cup holder and the outlets on the dash/front of the whole console, I don’t have room for wiring. I believe the sub from the bose system is right underneath that. I don’t use the cup holder that often and have two on the door if I need them. Also gives me the option of hiding my drilling through the bottom of the console if I ever want to take it all out. Cup holder clips back in and my hole is hidden.

I will post updates along the way. Thank you for the insight.


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24 minutes ago, redmulti2014 said:

There is a factory available light switch panel from GM, adds 4 AUX switches to the dash. But only for trucks with only traction control & cargo lamp switches.

 

 

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Do you have a link for these? Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Maxsuperdog said:

Do you have a link for these? Thanks.

There’s the part number listed in this thread. It’s kinda involved to make these work at least the way I understand it as I believe these are all negative/ground switches. I lost interest quick so don’t quote me on that.

 

 

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How about a remote switching option?  This one is also available on Amazon.
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This could be cool. Ideally I would like to have a stationary setup, but I will keep this in mind
Thanks


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1 hour ago, Maxsuperdog said:

Do you have a link for these? Thanks.

I also looked into that switch panel. I love the idea. GM upfitter offers them as an upgrade. It is basically a WT option but not factory available on any other truck. You need to upgrade the fuse block, because the standard block does not have wiring/fuses for the other switch locations. Then there is the wiring between the switch and the fuse. This project quickly got over my head so I forgot about it.

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1 hour ago, aseibel said:

I also looked into that switch panel. I love the idea. GM upfitter offers them as an upgrade. It is basically a WT option but not factory available on any other truck. You need to upgrade the fuse block, because the standard block does not have wiring/fuses for the other switch locations. Then there is the wiring between the switch and the fuse. This project quickly got over my head so I forgot about it.

I've been following the topic on those switches as I'd like to eventually a lightbar, rear lights, and maybe rock lights and underbody for the fun of it. Been having a hard time following it as well since there are multiple conversations going on at once related to it. I need to write down and follow one of the diagrams I guess. Also never done anything external for wiring and want to add a second battery to run the aux stuff off so it's gonna be quite the process it seems.

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I would love to have that setup on the toggles, but I don’t want to tear the whole thing apart, and the electrical setup seems crazy. I will definitely building a box for the switch board and housing it in the cup holder location. This will make it look as stock as possible while still being clean wiring wise



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