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Replaced rocker switches with larger standard size 11 Apr 2016 15:58 #1

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My switches were in rather bad shape, with one of them no longer working.


When I went online however, I could not seem to source new switches of the same hole cutout size. I am sure that someone on here will send me the link where I could have, but without that, I was forced to problem solve.
I used an exacto knife attachment on my soldering iron, and used it to open up the cutouts till the new switches fit nice and snug. It was a little time consuming, however the new switches look much better than the old :)
I also added a couple ground wires where needed in order to have the switches light up when turned on.
I am happy with the results.


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Replaced rocker switches with larger standard size 11 Apr 2016 16:48 #2

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Nicely done. Good job.
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Replaced rocker switches with larger standard size 08 May 2016 06:29 #3

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Hello,
Nice work done.
I like the aspect of the blue light.
Happy Boating.

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Replaced rocker switches with larger standard size 10 May 2016 20:42 #4

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Great job, well done. :)

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Replaced rocker switches with larger standard size 10 May 2016 21:22 #5

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Wow, great!
Well, when I painted my boat a few month ago I painted the switches with black shiny paint. But your idea is great too!

Tell me one thing, do you have backlights behind the white symbols on the cockpit part? There are holders but mine havent lights.

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Replaced rocker switches with larger standard size 27 May 2016 01:31 #6

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Nice job. I didn't know they even made switches to match that sort of contour anymore. When I did mine wayyyyyy back (same basic switches), I never even took them out. I just carefully sanded the switches with some 220 grit then primed and carefully brush painted them with some red car paint left over from some long ago paint job. Still looks good but not nearly as good as yours by a long shot.and I like the lit up section a lot. Where did you get those switches anyways? I have to fix a cracked dash sometime next year and wouldn't mind getting a set of those.
FYI next time you need to do the custom fit thing check out using a dremel tool with a tiny grinding stone or even the side of a drill bit.. I just reamed out a hole today in my bass boat restoration debacle with mine. :woohoo: It makes the bulk of those jobs go pretty fast. leaving just the small corner bits to dig out.

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