Just Found The Perfect Switch Panel.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:51 PM
and i LOVE IT, i have no clue where to start, or if anyone has one ?
it would really fininish the car off, if i could find one some where it would be perfect.
any help ?
Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:39 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:53 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:56 PM
Of course you can if you buy the right ones. Switches are switches. Toggle switches really exist for industrial processes and machinery, they are made in hundreds of different switch functions and pinouts. If you want a direct replacement for the light switch you need a toggle called a single pole off/A/A+B (or off/on/on on) rather than an off/on/on which is what most people buy and won't work.
this is what i read about on another thread because the mini has a off/on/on switch and the toggles are on/off/on or just on/off
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:00 PM
You will find there are a lot more different toggle switches outside the world of car spares. Switches do exist for all functions ever used in a Mini. I have listed them all in the past several times. The hard part is finding all of the functions, in the right current rating (the standard rockers are 16A and that's not really enough for the lights), in the same range so they all look exaclty the same. They are out there though, it's just that some are fairly expensive. Usually the 4 pole on/on changeover needed for the hazards is the hard one to find.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:07 PM
This is a real simple mod that has some fantastic results. Just need to find someone with a cnc engraver.
You can run the lights through relays.
Edited by Sam Walters, 17 February 2012 - 11:08 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:25 PM
I wouldn't bother with CNC to be honest, a decent cobbler's or trophy shop should be able to get a panel looking at least that good. I used to do that kind of stuff in the shop I worked at as a kid. We used to do small batches of panels and labels for local engineering places, plumbers and electricians. You'd make the panel and take it for engraving.
<<Sorry, just realised you probably meant to use relays to trim down the current at the switches rather than replace switch functions. That is of course a great idea.>>
Edited by Dan, 17 February 2012 - 11:29 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:47 PM
have got this in mine, and relayed the lights to keep the switch ratings down for ease.
Edited by Turbo Nick, 17 February 2012 - 11:47 PM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:53 PM
You've got one like it , any chance of some pics?
Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:00 AM
only pic i've really got of em, can just make out a row below the rev counter
only need a few switches as it's an old car, headlights, sidelights, electric fan, wipers (single speed), hi boost and had to stick another one in for ECU map switching, although that'll go onto the clutch pedal soon instead.
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