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JesterDallas
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JesterDallas Dec 20, 8:41pm - #355328 
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gauges/switch problem

i bought some el glow/reverse white gauges a while back and they had the single push button that you just stuck whereever you wanted. but i didn't like how it looked so i decided to install a lighted rocked switch in its place. its all hooked up, but doesn't work like its supposed to. i can get the gauges to come on, but the switch doesn't click on and off like its supposed to. i may have to push it several times to get it to work and the on/off positions aren't consistent. hope that made sense... any ideas?
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fonz182 Dec 20, 10:48pm - #355329 

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your gauges operate prolly on a 'momentary switch' which means you need to replace it with another monentary switch and not your average on/off flip switch. show a picture if you can
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JesterDallas Dec 20, 11:54pm - #355330 
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heres some pics
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JesterDallas Dec 20, 11:54pm - #355331 
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another
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JesterDallas Dec 21, 12:01am - #355332 
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last one
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fonz182 Dec 21, 8:06am - #355333 

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yup i got that same switch and you need a momentary switch(which is more of a button) to replace that. you can get them at radio shack but as far as i know they dont have many unique or cool styles. they only have red or black buttons but either way they look better than the sticker thing. i was trying to figure out if there was a way so that it wouldnt have to be a momentary switch but as far as i know it does.
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JesterDallas Dec 21, 4:08pm - #355334 
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oh well... guess i'll just go buy another switch and use these toher two for somethin else later. any ideas on where to put this switch since all my extra slots are used up?

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fonz182 Dec 21, 8:09pm - #355335 

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people make a new rocker pad out of the ashtray
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JesterDallas Dec 21, 10:41pm - #355336 
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i meant for the new switch i'm gonna have to get for my gauges. i already have two rockers installed. but i guess the ashtray could work for a puch button switch too... i bet i could could even find a lighted blue one..

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