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cigarette lighter plug with on off switch

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by DodgeBlizzard, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    The old rotator strobe's cigarette lighter plug broke a wire. I replaced it twice with cheapo ends. I want to get a new plug end that has an on / off switch like my newer strobe light has. Anybody have a link or a website that sells these type of switches? Thanks in advance.
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Radio shack sells them with a 10' cord...
  3. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i have one laying in my shop, its your for postage.
  4. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    speedtech.com sells them.
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  6. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    yep, thats it
  7. McGaw

    McGaw Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    Not sure if this will make sense, or you've already solved the problem, but...
    At Canadian Tiretymusic go and buy a little switch. Most vehicles have a space somewhere on the dash that has removable pieces of plastic, remove one, drill a large enough hole to fit the switch into, cut the wire to the cigarette plug, split it into two (hook the cigarette lighter back up), hook the other to the switch, run wires from the switch the light and you`re all set. This is what we`ve done to the green volunteer firefighter lights. Works perfect because it looks professionally done. It`s also very cheap, and you don`t have to mess around with wires, just hide them
  8. AA Snowplowing

    AA Snowplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Radio Shack has one with on/off switch and a pilot light indicating on. . .
  9. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Just make sure you find one that will take atleast 15 amps 20 would be better.