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need advice on with switch to use??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by harley hauler, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Hey everyone hope everybody had a great turkey day. So here the question of the day. I'm installing a set of whelen hide-a-ways in my rig, no big deal but my kit did'nt come with a switch. What type of switches are everyone else using? I've seen switches in a couple of other trucks that have a liitle toggle on the top and a small black button underneath it so you can change the flash pattern, problem being is they don't know where the installer got it. so any info would be great. Also can you mount the power supply right to the interior carpet?? Instruction say it needs to be mounted to a metal surface to dissipate the heat??? :confused:
  2. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I order all of my electrical parts from Waytek Wire.com

    These are the switches we used. Three switches side by side and drilled into the dash. If you want to see a pic of my setup let me know.


    Item #44239
  3. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    if you could post a pic of your set up that would be great thanks
  4. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
    Messages: 66

  5. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
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  6. Warriorwon

    Warriorwon Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I use a switch box if I'm going to have multiple switches. A switch box allows me to run one hot wire to the battery so I don't have a mess of wires running to battery or out of fuse panel.
    .( I say this because I already have plow,switch box ,duel battery hooked to extra post on my gel-cell battery)
    These are a couple of sites that I use www.chiefsupply.com and www.liteguy.com but,do a search and fine the best prices. The last one I purchased was off Ebay.
    Also these can be mounted under the dash so that if ever removed them you don't have a bunch of holes in the dash that are visible. Someday you might want to sell the truck you have now and I believe that this would help resale value.
    This also help that every thing in the switch box is fused already. Some have a larger first position larger fuse relay for light bars and such.
    These come in 4 switch to 9 switch and everything in between maybe more.