Patrol Aux Switch Location Ideas

Submitted: Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:50
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I am looking at putting in some extra switches in the dash board of my GU Patrol. I have an aversion to drilling holes where they can be seen so i am looking for ideas of where they can be mounted. If they have to be in a olbvious place which is the best surface to drill and fit them to?

I did also think of fitting a suitable switch box to house the switches but i cant find one of the appropriate size.

Has any one got any ideas?

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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:09

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:09
Buy the Narva switches that fit in to the blank holes in the Dash.
Remove blanking plug file down the tag a bit an press in the Narva switch.
All so easy!!!!

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Follow Up By: Pluto - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:13

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:13
Alternatively, mount the switches into the little panels in the various blanked holes. I've done that with switches and power sockets. If the time comes, it's very easy to get replacement panels and return the dash to original.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 17:01

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 17:01
I second Pluto's advice. Don't forget there are also blanks in the centre console opposite side to the handbrake that can be used too.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:06

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:06
That's what those blanks are for. I've used every one of them and even have 2 small switches in one blank on one of them. Even then I've had to attach a bracket to my dash pod with 3 more switches (for ABS cut-out, auxillary thermofan and isolator for LOUD reversing beeper with associated flashing red LED).

Remember, just like scratches, the first hole you drill is the's all down hill from there....but as the others have said, if you really feel you MUST, you can always buy new blanks to replace all the ones you drilled and installed switches in. Personally it doesn't bother me when i buy a 2nd hand truck, saves me the trouble of drilling 'em myself.

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Reply By: Foss - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 18:12

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 18:12
G'Day mate

Narva make an aftermarket switch that fits into the nissan switch holes. You can order them from your local parts place. With and without LED, and some decaled, light, demister etc.

Narva more on the next page

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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:42

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 22:42
I used to be the same about drilling holes for switches and stuff, but if you have to, you have too !!

Let it be the problem of the guy who buys it off you, and remember, they are only little holes in mostly out of the way places. Its not like your going to drill into the top of the dash or something. Anyway, could be a selling point if you say, LOOK, its got switches for spotties and things already put in so you don't have to do it !
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:47

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:47
Thanks all, i will go for a explore this weekend under the dash and work out the rest of my plans.
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