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Old 06-21-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Cool add on for your AUX mod.

So about a week ago my brother and I added the aux to his car. Though he was not so pleased with the fact that he would have to push in the tape door for the radio to switch into the mode that would allow our own input to play. So as smart as I was I though it would be cool to put in a switch instead of the stupid momentary switch above the tape door.

So the day after I went to the junk yard and bought a seat heater switch for 5 bucks, with its wiring harness of course. Though the problem was that the switch was not momentary, it was a push button. So I opened up the switch and took out the spring that held it back. After the fact I realized I could have gotten the rear fog light switch as that is momentary, but it would have made placement worse.

Any ways...I found what pins on the switch were NC and then NO when pushed in by use of a ohm meter. So we opened the radio back up and I soldered longer leads in for the switch. We then ran the wires up above the instrument cluster and up to the upside down heater switch that fits nicely next to the rheostat. Looks real sleek.

Ohh but there more. I found out from an old switch that I had lying around that theres a white back that lets the light through to lite up the switch face. So my idea is to scratch off all the black on the face of the switch and mask off a icon of an iPod and re spray it so an iPod picture will show up on the face and let light though when the back lights are on.

I will get some pictures when we put in real wire taps instead of the melting electrical tape. I thought the idea was pretty cool and hope you guys think so as well.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Nice.

If you can find a V6, the traction contoll switch is also momentary which also goes in the center console (for anybody else looking)

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Old 06-21-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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Yeah well when I was there I just popped out the first switch I saw, then I later realized what if I got that switch or that. But in the end it worked out well.

In fact the car I took it out of was a V6, probably a bad timing belt, but the TCS switch was gone.
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Nice.

If you can find a V6, the traction contoll switch is also momentary which also goes in the center console (for anybody else looking)

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Do you have a pic of that switch Tboy?
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hold on, let me go get one, JUST for you.
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When I did it this mod, I built the switch directly on the face of the head unit. Completely unnoticeable and totally stock looking..

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Old 06-21-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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Yeah things like that are always other options, but my brother wanted to keep things looking stock. And now only he can turn on the AUX input.
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Excuse the mess, its in the process of changing color from tan to black.

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Old 06-21-2007, 06:00 PM   #9
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I like the change in the shift knob.

But there still an open spot next to the TCS switch for another switch. The ideas and places for this kinda stuff is almost endless.
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Tboy, did you reverse your seat heater switches on purpose? Normally, the switch shaped as [) goes into the hole on the left (it has a green connector), while the switch shaped as (] goes into the right switch cluster next to the ACC vent (and it has a yellow connector).
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Tboy, did you reverse your seat heater switches on purpose? Normally, the switch shaped as [) goes into the hole on the left (it has a green connector), while the switch shaped as (] goes into the right switch cluster next to the ACC vent (and it has a yellow connector).
I did indeed. I just think it looks better this way. I haven't cut the wires and re-done that part yet, but I use the heated seats so infrequently, or during the winter they are always on. so I just push the button that is now on the right!

The shift knob/boot is from a 9-5 aero, and yes, it is much nicer than the rubber ball!
The ash tray has been missing since I bought the car. but I have a small plan for that area.
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I reversed my switch locations also. But I believe that I switched the actual plugs too. You can mix and match. They will plug into the opposite color.
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i switched mine as well, bc i have my liquid-air IC pump switch on the far left now.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:21 PM   #14
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Yup, but like I said there are also 2 extra free blank holes on the left of the steering wheel. One under the fogs and the one to the left of the rheostat, where we put our switch.
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