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Rocker switch question

Rocker switch question

Unread postby DaThug » Sat Jan 06, 2018

I got KC lights for Christmas and they came with a small round red rocker switch. I've been looking for a switch that would fit the stock panel but all I really see is the oval rocker switches. Do most folks add a separate switch panel for external lights, etc?

This is probably a dumb question, I just haven't seen anything that looks to fit the stock panel.
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby KenCal » Sat Jan 06, 2018

Not a dumb question. As far as I have read they do not make one that you can just put in the OEM panel. One way is to drill a hole in the plastic panel left of the steering wheel and put the switch you have there. Or buy a switch panel and switches. Daystar offers a couple of good options. You can order them from Quadratec for example. Check out the "Wrangler Forum" if you haven't already. Join for free and search your question there. Hope this helps some. I'm sure you will hear from others as well.
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby Frank » Mon Jan 08, 2018

I would also look at the other options your Jeep could have come with. The "Steeler" Will have the switch that fits that cutout. It just might be listed for something else. Ask me how I know this ? 04 Ford , need I say more FjR68
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby Hank » Tue Jan 09, 2018

If you're planning on running other electrical accessories a switch panel and relay pod makes that MUCH easier. I picked up a cheap one from Amazon, and was pretty impressed at the fit/finish and components used, especially for the price as compared to an sPOD. They make a few sizes, and they're offered by a few companies now (I got one by AppoloIntech... who I've never heard of, but took a risk with) Another advantage to a setup like that is there's no high amperage running into the cab, and it's all neatly tucked away under the hood... no rats nest of 15 different installs.
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby pirahnah3 » Tue Jan 09, 2018

if you decide to go down the road of a switch box, spend some time now to think about how much stuff you will really need to switch. Plan ahead and save some trouble later on.
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby DaThug » Tue Jan 16, 2018

Thanks everyone. I can see adding a couple more things to the mix down the line.
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby Danb33 » Wed Jan 17, 2018

I’ll be doing a switch panel and relay box soon. I’ll be putting my swich panel above the rear view mirror like an spod. I have a 05 LJ so I have the extra trim pieces I’ll put the switches in. I’ll put a relay box under the hood.
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Re: Rocker switch question

Unread postby schwalby » Thu Jan 18, 2018

You can also have some fun with the switches. These guys sell some novelty ones but all are very high quality.

https://www.otrattw.net/

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