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    How to add rocker switch for LED lights....on a 1025R....?

    Planning on adding some side magnetic lights (Thank you forum) to the ROP bar (on the sides) along with a LED bar on the upper part of the ROP bar. I would like to knock out the dummy rocker switch plate, but I was trying to figure out the best access to get the wiring behind the steering wheel?

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    I used the same rocker blank for switching new LED lights.
    Removing the engine side covers gives you some access behind dash, albeit it's tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    I used the same rocker blank for switching new LED lights.
    Removing the engine side covers gives you some access behind dash, albeit it's tight.
    ^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^ Tight but it can be done . Good luck and post some pics .
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    I used the same rocker blank for switching new LED lights.
    Removing the engine side covers gives you some access behind dash, albeit it's tight
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    Yep, same thing I did . . . actually added two, front and rear light switches.
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    Just did that job on my 1025R

    You can get a black rocker on/off switch that will be just a little bigger than the blank cover from Auto Zone. Just a little filing will make that rocker switch fit perfectly. I was "told" to be careful on the way you hook up the LED's since it makes a difference on them to correctly hook the + to the + wire on them. Don't know if that's true or not, but that is what I followed. I also put a short dog chain on each LED mount for safety just in case a tree limb pushed it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabowabodude View Post
    Planning on adding some side magnetic lights (Thank you forum) to the ROP bar (on the sides) along with a LED bar on the upper part of the ROP bar. I would like to knock out the dummy rocker switch plate, but I was trying to figure out the best access to get the wiring behind the steering wheel?

    Thanks,
    Mark
    I utilize a stainless steel rigid wire (two-way radio antenna rod) to fish them through the factory harness split loom. I open up the end of the loom near the console support rod, to the rear of the power distribution center & under the rear of the air cleaner. I insert the rod and push it through the loom into the console. I then attach ONE wire to the rod and pull it into the console. I then tape on the second wire to the first and pull it into the console. I keep going, one at a time, until I have all the wires desired into the console. I then pull back the excess length on those that were used as a pull wire.

    Coating the wires with a wire pulling lubricant (typically used for pulling wires in conduit) really helps if it becomes difficult. Dishwashing soap can be used in a pinch, but a bit messier.

    I installed the switch for the MCS hopper in that blank opening. I pulled in four #16 wires (supply & load) and another #18 for the switch backlighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothy View Post
    You can get a black rocker on/off switch that will be just a little bigger than the blank cover from Auto Zone. Just a little filing will make that rocker switch fit perfectly. I was "told" to be careful on the way you hook up the LED's since it makes a difference on them to correctly hook the + to the + wire on them. Don't know if that's true or not, but that is what I followed. I also put a short dog chain on each LED mount for safety just in case a tree limb pushed it off.
    Yup LED ‘s are sensitive to correct or incorrect polarity. They will only light up one way.
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    I completely cheated on my LED's... connected them to the wire's in the ROPS and they come on with the other lights.

    But I wish I had added a rocker switch just to use one of these...I particularly crave a bigfoot light switch...
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