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lakelander

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I am installing 2 mictuning switches. One for the winch and the other for the lights. Where on the dash is the best place and how did you cut out. I don't want to mess it up and end up with a hole in the dash :). Thx
 
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I am installing 2 mictuning switches. One for the winch and the other for the lights. Where on the dash is the best place and how did you cut out. I don't want to mess it up and end up with a hole in the dash :). Thx
If you take off the front hood and look at the backside of the dash, you will see imprints for cutout areas for rocker switches.
 

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Cutting them is not hard. Getting them straight is a PITA.

You can find a templet in some of the honda accessory instructions. Print and use that.

Or. Order a switch panel if you your future holds more switches.

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Used the OEM cutout lines for horn and rear light, plus a voltmeter/usb and battery charger socket. Wiggling a box cutter gave cleaner cutouts than an oscillating tool. I could see the lines from the front in the glare of a light.

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Used the OEM cutout lines for horn and rear light, plus a voltmeter/usb and battery charger socket. Wiggling a box cutter gave cleaner cutouts than an oscillating tool. I could see the lines from the front in the glare of a light.

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Looks like you used black silicone on themo_O
 
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Is there any advantage/disadvantage in what wire you install your switch for accessory lights?
On my 700. I did tap one of the headlight wires. This allowed the switch backlights to come on only when headlights were on. I liked it and it worked as designed.

But for the 1000. I just wired to key-on acc wire.
And my second 1000. I just wired to the AUX on switch.

Really just dont tap a wire that is of importance. Let's say if something happened to that connection and you shorted it out. Could you do without that circut for a while.
Headlights, maybe. Ignition, No.
 

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On my 700. I did tap one of the headlight wires. This allowed the switch backlights to come on only when headlights were on. I liked it and it worked as designed.

But for the 1000. I just wired to key-on acc wire.
And my second 1000. I just wired to the AUX on switch.

Really just dont tap a wire that is of importance. Let's say if something happened to that connection and you shorted it out. Could you do without that circut for a while.
Headlights, maybe. Ignition, No.
Just found out the brake pedal interlock switch is on the headlight fuse, if blown, no starter engagement. Thought I had a bad interlock switch, learned out the hard way on other ride.
 
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Just found out the brake pedal interlock switch is on the headlight fuse, if blown, no starter engagement. Thought I had a bad interlock switch, learned out the hard way on other ride.
Even if the unit is in neutral?
 

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On my 700. I did tap one of the headlight wires. This allowed the switch backlights to come on only when headlights were on. I liked it and it worked as designed.

But for the 1000. I just wired to key-on acc wire.
And my second 1000. I just wired to the AUX on switch.

Really just dont tap a wire that is of importance. Let's say if something happened to that connection and you shorted it out. Could you do without that circut for a while.
Headlights, maybe. Ignition, No.
Ok, I understand about taking care to tap a non essential system. I was wondering if there was any advantages or disadvantages as to what side of the accessory to install the switch, in the hot side or ground side.
 
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