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Old 03-05-2004, 05:58 PM
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I have been doing some looking in the stores, what would you guys think if i made my ignition and a bunch of stuff in my car toggle switches? The starter would be cool to have a toggle switch and a push button, not sure what else i could hook up. What else would be sensible to toggle switch?

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Re: Toggle switches

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What else would be sensible to toggle switch?
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toggle switches

If you look in a summit mag. they all ready have switch panels pre made and marked for race vehicles. you could alays moounts something like this in a street vehicle but you need a means of shutting power off to the switches. you don't want your car stollen.
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It's funny that you bring this up. I am in the middle of doing this to my 1940 Hudson/Chevy pickup. I am putting in an EZ harness and there is a hole in my dash for the stereo, so I am filling it with switches.

I am putting in a plain keyed switch to activate the ignition and a push-button for the starter. The accessories, parking lights, headlights, backup lights, wipers, and dome light will all be on toggle switches.

I can't see why this will be a problem. I bought some heavy duty toggle switches from my local electrical supply and it looks pretty cool so far. It has made the rewiring project a lot more interesting.
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security

I am just saying for security I race in a bomber sewries ace and all i do is use the license plate put some holes in it mand put that where the radio use to be. but I am also not worries about my car being stolen so if you can get a nice keyed panel for security that would look cool and be different.
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Keypad wouldnt look good on my car, BECAUSE im not gonna have door handles much longer so im not to worried about it being stolen, but im aware it can happen, if you know what i mean.

Yeah summit and jegs both sell switch pads, i would just like to make my own, be a little diffrent.
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A friend of mine built a pro-street 86 chevy truck, and he made an aluminum dash in the same shape as the original. He runs all electronics off switches mounted where the radio would be, and rather than a pushbutton starter switch, there is one of those switches that looks like a toggle but is spring loaded so it goes back in place. Main power goes through a master switch under the wing/bedcover, which is lockable.

Just a different point of view, might give some ideas.
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not sure what else i could hook up. What else would be sensible to toggle switch?
Almost anything can be controlled as your post asked, I would opt for relays controlling the actual circuits though. If you use relays then you can use very nice small switches. you could control

1)Headlights off of a SPST switch
2)You could use a momentary SPST toggle instead of a push button for starter.
3)Fuel pump SPST
4)Interior lights SPST
5)Flasher circuit DPST

Just in case you don't know what the letters stand for

SPST single pole single throw (1 circuit)
DPST Double pole single throw(2 circuit)
DPDT double pole double throw 2 circuits can be controlled either direction center is usually off.

If your controlling relays usually an SPST is all you need, because the relay contacts do all the work.

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