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pepsicola0613
09-11-2011, 06:56 PM
So this is pretty simple, but I was wondering what I could do with the dummy switches next to the passenger heated seats switch. So, I put flip switches in them! One for interior led strip lights and one for my amp turn off switch. Here's a small tutorial:

Before sweet mod:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2ykyw79.jpg

So, take out the dummy button by using a flat head screw driver and lightly pulling it out. Once you get it out its like this:
http://i54.tinypic.com/1e893q.jpg

I forgot to take a picture of the backside before I cut but its got a bunch of dummy plastic there. I took a dremmel and sawed away all of the dummy plastic. All you need to keep is the top and bottom clips. Here is what it looks like after sawing (Sorry for crappy pic, I took with my phone, and yes it doesn't look perfect because I didn't take a lot of time to do it [>_<]):
http://i53.tinypic.com/25z2s5w.jpg

Now that that is done you take a drill bit about the same size as your switch and drill through the front. Then take your switch (I got mine at Autozone, you can pick whichever one you want. I got basic chrome ones for $2 a peice!!) and unscrew the thing underneath the switch. Once that is done just fit the switch through the hole. The back should stop it from going though. Then screw back on the thing that secures the switch. That will hold it in the dummy switch. Here's after drilling and fitting it through:
http://i52.tinypic.com/6nsa68.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/szg8kx.jpg

Another:
http://i51.tinypic.com/21mhvtz.jpg

Once it is in and secured. Wire it up to whatever you want it to control and put it in where your old switch was.

After!!!!!
http://i56.tinypic.com/10rtt3b.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/skv0gh.jpg

Sorry if this is in the wrong place in the forum but I had to share. Also sorry if my tutorial skills aren't the greatest. [:)]

Enjoy!

TConklin821
09-11-2011, 06:57 PM
Definitely unique. Nice job man.

Brown
09-11-2011, 07:00 PM
That's pretty cool. Good job[up]

SS92
09-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Switches get bitches aha.

anmagro
09-11-2011, 07:13 PM
what are you going to hook them up too?

TConklin821
09-11-2011, 07:15 PM
what are you going to hook them up too?

Notice


One for interior led strip lights and one for my amp turn off switch.

pepsicola0613
09-11-2011, 07:17 PM
yeah. ^ I'm trying to think of a third switch to do and something to hook it to, but I dont know what! Any ideas?!

Ryknow
09-20-2011, 09:22 AM
Looks cool. I would put a third one in for good measure to fill it out, that way its ready for when you figure out what you want to do with it lol

CamrideA4
09-20-2011, 09:40 AM
The fact that it's not centered would drive me nuts.

kurisu
09-20-2011, 09:43 AM
The fact that it's not centered would drive me nuts.

agreed.

TJN0923
09-20-2011, 10:06 AM
The fact that it's not centered would drive me nuts.
This. But good work, i like when someone does something a bit different.

CamrideA4
09-20-2011, 01:05 PM
This. But good work, i like when someone does something a bit different.

I agree. And it looks like it might have been difficult to get them centered because of the space.

andkrs4
09-20-2011, 08:15 PM
Good idea. I've been trying to think of something to do with those dummys because they bug the hell out of me that they don't do anything