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Switch Boxes

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by beanz27, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    So I'm looking at switch boxes, as I'm adding things to my truck. Works well in the FD trucks to have one switch box. Needless to say I'm not buying the ones that the FD buys as they are upwards of $600 for me. I've looked around, and I've found this one


    Just wondering if anyone has used this one specifically or if there is another one that is decent and not extremely expensive. At least need 4 switches.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    What one are you looking at specifically? The link it to the home page.

    Switch boxes are nice to have. Keeps everything nice and clean looking. But remember just because its a switch box doesn't mean you can hook up a full size rotator light bar to 1 switch and its all good to go. You will need relays for the switches. Just depends on what you plan on hooking up to the switches. The first swtich is usually rated for about 30 to 40 amps, but the rest are just plane on/off switches. I love my set up I have. Mine is custom made for my overhead console, but is still a 6 switch, switch box.
  3. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I'm looking specifically for a 4-5 switch box, prefereably 5.

    Looking for something that I can have

    1. Beacon/Led lightbar

    2. Hide-aways

    3. Front Floods

    4. Rear Floods

    5. Back up alarm

    I want to have one box rather then drill so many holes. I could put the beacon/lightbar and strobes on the same switch if need be. But I need a decent box. I was looking at the Brookings Universal 5 Switch Control Box, not sure why it goes to homepage.
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    whats it going on?? how much room do you have to work with?
  5. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    ever think of using momentary switches ?
  6. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    I have found these switch boxes cover about the best for the buck. A 3 postion slide and 6 independent rocker switches which all said will give you 9 swiches for less than $ 90.00
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i put a F-650 auto trans lower dash in my 02 super duty, and mounted carling switches in the shifter opening.

    one of these days i will mount the trailer brake controller under the switches and finish it.
  8. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    How much did that run you?
  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    don't remember , it was years ago. i think the dash is now around $100 and the switches are around $10 each.
  10. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    I just went and got some cheep rocker switches off of ebay and used some plastic that i had.

    switch 4.JPG
  11. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Well where I'd like to mount the switch I got about 8" length, 6" wide space to put the box.

    I have no need for momentary switches for lights. If I had a siren or something, I'd put it on a momentary, but no point in a momentary for a switch i'll leave on for hours at a time.
  12. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    It would still help us better if we knew what truck you had.
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    Ok. Well not sure if it'll work. But I used a single light switch box and plate. Drilled 6 holes ran lighted toggles and all is good. I think total was 25.00
  14. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 411

    The brookings switch box is a very good unit and very popular. They have backlit legends and are very solid units that are built to last.
  15. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    92-97 F250 and F350 single cab long box's

    Looking at mounting onto the cup holder on manuals, autos mount into the cubby hole in the bottom of the dash.
  16. 04fivefour

    04fivefour Junior Member
    Messages: 20