I got the idea from a guy on the other forum. Thought I'd post here to help someone out.
I took the console panel apart and removed the hazard light/ESP switch panel out (I have an X so plenty of spare switch openings).
This is a great place for switches but these switches are tight fitting in here. I even had to cut the end of the tabs because it was too deep and hitting the circuit board. I found this switch at Autozone.
Got another question for you though. I have the same CB and was wondering how you did the install. What mount is that, how it's hung up there, did you get a different clip for the back? and how you wired it? Pics would be awesome if you've got any. Thanks in advance.
I bought the mount second hand from a guy that had bolted on the cb receiver clip but my Midland has a belt clip on it already. I took off the cb receiver clip and just slid the belt clip from the Midland over the plate. It stays put nicely.
I'd say the aux switch location mod was worth the hassle but it's one of those preference things. I hate wasted features so adding a switch to a blank switch hole makes since. I just didn't want to drill a hole in the console somewhere and have to see it everytime I get in and out. The aux switch is out of the way and unless you know to look for it, you wouldn't know it was custom.
Is there a battery of switches for THAT area? Do some models utilize all 5 switches? I'd like to make use out those switches first b4 mounting a switch on top of a switch. Just my opinion.
End result was nice and clean - kudos!
He put the switch where my e-locker switch goes. North american Rubicons use 4 of the 5, for diffs, swaybar, hazards & esp. Some euro models have an electric headlight adjustment switch that goes in spot #5, but it's all canbus, so you can't just re-purpose the unused ones.