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Thread: Driving lights - where to place switch in the cabin without drilling / cutting holes

  1. #11
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    Here is a pic of my switch location.
    Driving light switch.jpg
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by drivesafe View Post
    Hi Duke, do you have any reason/intentions of actually using the switch?

    I have had driving lights on just about every vehicle I have had for the last 45+ years, and I can not remember ever using that switch.

    The ADRs, used in every state, require a switch to be fitted to make the driving light Installation legal.

    What the ADR does not state, is where the switch is to be located.

    To this end, in all my vehicles for the last 20 years, I have fitted the switch under the bonnet, no holes in a new dash for me.

    I also use an On/Off/On switch, so in the middle position the driving lights are off at all times, in one of the ON positions, the driving lights are only on when high beam is on. In the other ON position, the driving lights can be turned on and left on regardless of the headlights being on.

    This third position comes in hand when setting up the lights and when camping.
    Not really considered that as the wiring kit came with a switch and my thinking was around the most discreet mount.

    A bit like a bell on a push bike, mandatory but could be under the saddle tucked away then you have that option and still be legal.

    Under the bonnet would possibly save the guys some time fitting, stuff always seems to get expensive ( longer job ) when it comes to pushing cable through small places especially making things neat.

    Iíll probably end up with something in the cabin, never had that type of switch or additional lights on a Disco yet so all new either way to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoJeffster View Post
    I put a spot light switch into the panel thatís under the steering wheel. Itís hidden from general view but easily accessible. I donít need to use it often but itís reachable when driving
    What's the network plug between your cupholders for DiscoJeffster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkwark View Post
    What's the network plug between your cupholders for DiscoJeffster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    CB remote microphone connection?
    Yep. Connector for the CB handset/speaker/mic for the Icom unit.
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    Mouse style best..just stick it to the steering column eg lhs. Switch is good cause I've found the auto dip is unreliable. So the blinding effect to oncoming cars is really bad if you rely on auto dip. So I tend to switch the Korrs off until really needed.. and usually don't rely on auto dip. Std lights on our D4 are good anyway.

    I bought an Ironman mouse sw loom. Different plugs to the Korr lights but just swapped over the connectors. Loom cost 50 bucks.

    Getting thru the firewall is a real pia..fortunately the already installed Redarc wire provided an entry point sort of just above the drivers side cylinder bank..seems there's lots of insulation to get thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivesafe View Post
    Hi Duke, do you have any reason/intentions of actually using the switch?

    I have had driving lights on just about every vehicle I have had for the last 45+ years, and I can not remember ever using that switch.

    The ADRs, used in every state, require a switch to be fitted to make the driving light Installation legal.

    What the ADR does not state, is where the switch is to be located.

    To this end, in all my vehicles for the last 20 years, I have fitted the switch under the bonnet, no holes in a new dash for me.

    I also use an On/Off/On switch, so in the middle position the driving lights are off at all times, in one of the ON positions, the driving lights are only on when high beam is on. In the other ON position, the driving lights can be turned on and left on regardless of the headlights being on.

    This third position comes in hand when setting up the lights and when camping.
    Not a bad solution, although less useable obviously.
    When driving out on highways I like to stage my lighting.

    As I approach something, I drop my Driving lights first, then as the gap closes I drop my high beams. Couldnít do this with a switch under bonnet.
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    I put mine on the lower side of the dash opposite the steering column. They are discreet, but are angled towards the driver and can be reached while driving.
    There are places I like to use high beam without the lightbar or spots, which cause a lot of glare back from roadsigns on winding rural roads, such as Steve Irwin Way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Not a bad solution, although less useable obviously.
    When driving out on highways I like to stage my lighting.

    As I approach something, I drop my Driving lights first, then as the gap closes I drop my high beams. Couldnít do this with a switch under bonnet.
    I do the same with my FYRLYTís....as oncoming traffic flick their hi-beam asking me to drop and than we both travel in darkness for twice as long. Drop driving lights than high beam. Although I now have both lights on spread setting and it doesnít seem to bother oncoming as early.

    Just need a two stage hi-beam switch as my switch in the work lux is in a painful spot.

  10. #20
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    I put mine here. Stuck on.

    https://www.aulro.com/app/data/500/m...ght_Switch.jpg

    Martin

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