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Old 09-23-2013, 01:44 AM
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Hey all. Im looking to add a few switches to my '13 express. I saw people talk about a 4 button aux panel that was used in the 2500/3500 trucks, but I do not have a place where it would go. This is a low option express, column shift. the one button panel I have, I have the trailer breaks, and on that panel all I have is the "no fun button" (Traction control) and the tow/haul buttons.

Con I drill that out and put some there? where else has everyone been putting them? I want it to look nice and clean, and would prefer to stay out of the center lower part of the dash if possible (You know, bench seat and the girlfriend likes to cuddle up while driving, shes short but her knees still get close to the dash). anyone know what the back side of the 4wd turn dial looks like? I thought about a switch just under the neutral button?

I also thought about fiber-glassing a little "gauge" pod in the top center of the dash, right where the little pocket is above the radio, that hides the two screws, where it says RAM. Maybe do a gauge with a couple rocker switches? Idk

Just curios what yall are doing?
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I`m doing the same thing you can really cut out just about anyplace to add the switches. check out this link for some nice one that will look cleanhttp://www.otrattw.com/products.php?cat=35
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if you're just triggering a relay pretty much any switch will do
i'm planning to use the little panel just above the e-brake release and use a few small toggle or push buttons in there...maybe led indicators. the space is limited but it's about 1" tall by 3" wide and prob cheaper than most other pieces to replace come "changin' it up" time
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if you're just triggering a relay pretty much any switch will do
i'm planning to use the little panel just above the e-brake release and use a few small toggle or push buttons in there...maybe led indicators. the space is limited but it's about 1" tall by 3" wide and prob cheaper than most other pieces to replace come "changin' it up" time
Where i plan on mine as well.
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Thanks for the link, and I think that spot will work if I don't go over board with with toys. Right now just planning on lights on the bull bar, interior leds, and maybe some outside leds
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so is this your interior ?? but with the trailer brake ?
http://trucks.about.com/od/2013-Ram-...e-Interior.htm

watch this video, it shows how to take your center console apart
then you can see what you can modify to install your switches

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Thanks! I actually found that exact clip and saved it earlier for the weekend. If I get the bull bar and nerf bars installed, switches are the nextmod while waiting for plasty dip to dry
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Thanks for the link, and I think that spot will work if I don't go over board with with toys. Right now just planning on lights on the bull bar, interior leds, and maybe some outside leds
ya, that spot was gonna work for me too.......until i checked out that damn link

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i'm diggin' that 8-pack setup
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Haha ya, some nice things in there, but I'm confused; it says switch only no body, so are they just covers?

Granted I hadn't had time to pull the site up on the computer, just my limited phone so excuse me of itsa dumb question.
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in some cases you'd just need the rocker (the cover) to go onto an existing switch. if you hit the down arrow to the right of that description you'll see the other options for said rocker/switch..
basically $20 a pop, but they do have some pretty cool shyt there
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