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Post your switch setups!

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by fullahead, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. fullahead

    fullahead Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 51

    I'm looking to see what different ideas guys have had on switch types, location, pre-setup boxes vs individual, and anything else related to how people have wired up their auxiliary lighting. Post em' up!

    Me, I'm looking at a pre-wired box but I have no idea where I'm going to mount it in my Ext cab, old body style GM, where space is at a premium.
  2. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

  3. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    heres mine
  4. fullahead

    fullahead Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 51


    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Take a look at the "My Ebling" link in my sig, on one of the pages it showes my switch set up. What kind of truck do you have? What all are you looking to hook up to it?
  6. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Ryan, OP says "Ext cab, old body style GM" so 88-98 (99,00) Thumbs Up
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    I've been using this setup

    light switch.jpg
  8. fullahead

    fullahead Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 51

    Haven't gotten that far yet lol. I may have misused the "obs" but mines an 02-07.

    Feel free to post, but I've gotten what I need from the link provided. As far as I'm concerned the mods can wipe out this thread.
  9. rocksbite

    rocksbite Member
    Messages: 80

    hey guys i went all out. well i think i did. this is in my 85 gmc 3500
    first i found an over head console out of an older ford conversion van. it has 5 switches that light up when on, 2 sunglass holders 2 map lights and a garage door opener spot.

    i used plastic conduit and cut a hole in the floor at the pass side cab corner. all my wires run from the firewall to inside the cab thru it. then i made a mounting plate under the hood. installed a circit breaker, fuse block and all my selonoids.

    being that nothing is ever good enough i have a seperate switches. 1 does the truck lights to plow lights, 2 is power to the pump, 3 is empty, 4 is the strobe lights. and being i used a selonoid all the plow stuff turns off with the key. i think 4 im going to add back up lights
  10. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    No Strobes justa Mini ABLE mini bar that plugs into the Cig. Lighter.

    Lol YES we only had a Blue toggle switch at the shop when we installed our Rear lights...Oh well!

  11. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    I'd post mine, but I'm sure most everyone has seen Ford's upfitter switches.
  12. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    I'll get a picture of mine tomorrow if I get time, I built it and it's pretty cool.:mechanic:
  13. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I'm fixin to get my setup finished tomorrow, finally. I'll post pics of what I did in my OBS Ford, pretty proud of my idear haha.
  14. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    They guy said he has what he needs and doesn't want to see more...
  15. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    Yeah but we want to show off ours!
    Maybe someone else needs some ideas.
    I have a Whelen 9000
    Missile launcher = main shutoff
    top row, L-R full strobes, rear strobes only, front strobes only, rear red wig-wags,spst push button for pattern change, center spst push button for pattern change also.
    Btm row L-R forward take downs, left alley, right alley, future back up lights, momentary push button for dimming strobes.
    Whelen is a top notch company, I bought the light used and called them for a schematic, they asked for my email addy and serial number in the light, they then sent me a full schematic of this exact light. Very kind of them, when I bought the light I had no switch and no knowledge of these models. Now I can rebuild one in no time as I bought three of them to get the light bar I wanted, 50" wide. If anyone wants pics of light bar let me know. I made up quick connect plugs for it, two for the lights and one for the power.There are 18 wires in the harness, I had about 2' with the light.The box came from Radio Shack for about 5 bucks.
  16. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

  17. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    sorry, guess I need to read more thoroughly.
  18. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I want to make one with all the missile switches.