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Old 05-13-2010, 06:43 AM
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first take care of the the trim ring, i used the cig lighter ring - i used a large cone shaped grinder bit in a drill to open out the diameter cleanly and cut the most of the back off so the trim ring wouldn't interfere with the switch.

for the switch mounting, first push the button down and stick a toothpick in the side to hold it down. then lightly sand the black housing and corresponding area on the dash piece. get some industrial plastic 2-part epoxy and put a light film around the face of the switch (careful to not get any on the button)
fit the switch so the button lines up with the middle of the hole. let it dry for an hour. then mix a little more epoxy and build a bead around the perimeter of the switch. when dry pull the toothpick, test fit the trim ring - make any adjustments and epoxy it in. mine has held strong for 2 years now

for wiring ( i was lucky enough to get the factory plug and a short pigtail)
i'll try to find which 2 terminals you hook up to. hook the existing hot wire from the cigarette lighter to one terminal. splicing into the large yellow wire under the column, route a wire from under the steering column to the other terminal on the switch - use a test light to make sure you are tapping into the right wire.

button it all up and pretend you have an srt-10
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:33 AM
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Very nice job. Thank you so much. Pics are always a plus!
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Nice write-up, thanks!!
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Thats outstanding. Where did you get the button?
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i got it from a junkyard in jersey. they were partig out an srt. got the instrument cluster and start button.
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Nice mod .
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i got it from a junkyard in jersey. they were partig out an srt. got the instrument cluster and start button.
they were parting out an SRT!?!?!?

I think I just cried a little.

Man would I love to find one of those in a yard...lol
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they were parting out an SRT!?!?!?

I think I just cried a little.

Man would I love to find one of those in a yard...lol
they had just gotten it in - someone already robbed the rear end but the interior was complete... except for the shift knob
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And the engine?
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seen somebody selling SRT engine and Tranny (Auto)
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