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want to know what tool to use #40142 Aug 27, 6:04pm Aug 27, 6:04pm
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want to know what tool to use
i'm trying to put switches in these slots. does anyone know what tool i have to use to make the hole.(note: i don't have a drill) thanks

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Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40143 Aug 27, 6:05pm Aug 27, 6:05pm
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isn the hole already there? you just have to poke it out i think

or use a dremel

Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40144 Aug 27, 7:04pm Aug 27, 7:04pm
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i didn't see anything that you can just pop out and i don't have a dremel. is there another way?

Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40145 Aug 27, 7:14pm Aug 27, 7:14pm
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did you try prying it out with a screwdriver?


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Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40146 Aug 27, 7:24pm Aug 27, 7:24pm
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i haven't try multi. ways and i can't right now because i'm at work

Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40147 Aug 27, 7:25pm Aug 27, 7:25pm
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on my 2000 there was nothing to punch out... I drilled it out.. just borrow it from someone and size up the drillbit with the size of the switch (if its round) otherwise you can use a dremel tool, or draw the outline of the switch and cut it out with a razorblade, just make a bunch of shallow cuts not one that is really deep...hope that helps

Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40148 Aug 27, 9:27pm Aug 27, 9:27pm
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That's my car smile I used a drill bit in a dremel tool. Any drill will do. I'm SURE you can get a drill somewhere! A sharp knife might work. I've made nice cuts in plastic before by heating a razor till oragne hot and melting through. A punch that makes the perfect shape for those switches is somewhere in my professor's lab, but I couldn't find it. The little plastic pieces pop right out from the back. Just take that large plastic piece off. I think there's just a few 10mm sockets holding it on. There may be a harness going to the Hood release. I don't remember. Takes 2 mins to get out, max.


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Re: want to know what tool to use [Re: tempest] #40149 Aug 27, 10:32pm Aug 27, 10:32pm
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i can take the little pieces off i just can't make the holes to put the switches in.

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