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post #1 of 3 Old 09-30-2011, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Installing switches and fuse block

I read that you can't put switches in the stock switch panel, so I figured I'd do it anyway and show you how.



Not to hard to remove really. If you have a teflon or plastic panel remover it helps. The top panel you loosen from the front first and the bottom panel you loosen from the top first, then remove the 4 screws that hold the cover on and start prying close to the clips to pop them loose. Remove wire harnesses as you go.



circuit board inside the switch panel



remove the switch panel and mark the centers



for some reason one of the covers has a retaining prong near the center of the cover. I removed it so the switch would fit. The remaining prong would hold the cover on, but I put some RTV on the cover to make shure it stayed on.



switches mounted



view from the back



the circuit board still fits and the stock switches still work. The new switches are only 3/4 of an inch deep and fit with no problem.



I mounted indicator lights up by the vents for each switch



you need to remove a little of the back cover for the wires to come out



Fuse block fits nicely under the steering wheel



just enough room



Looks good to me. I have to say, I think it took longer to do this write up than it did to put the switches in. I'm just a noob in the forums though, I'm sure it gets easier
If you live near Sac. in CA I do this kind of work and fabrication all the time look me up if you need something done or some help.

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-01-2011, 08:57 AM
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Looks good. What fuse box is that? Does the plastic panel contact the fuse block with installed?
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The fuse block I used is from BUSS but most ATC fuse blocks should fit. Amazon has a few.
The panel clears the fuses by about 1/8 of an inch.

2008 Unlimited X 6 speed 37" Goodyear MTR Kevlars on stock rims w/1.5" spacers, Rubicon Dana 44s w/ E-lockers independently wired,front axle sleeved and gusseted w/RCV axle shafts, 2 speed Atlas 4.3:1 twin stick transfer case, 1" Daystar body lift, 5" Fabtech short arm lift W/spring retainers, Hanson front bumper, Warn 9.5ti winch, Body Armor rear bumper, Treks boatside rocksliders and bellypan skidplate system, Rockhard ultimate sports cage, Tuffy locking console and rear trunk.
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