Dmax switch blanks

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Dmax switch blanks

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Whilst installing my redarc tow pro on the weekend; I discovered the how crappy the switch blanks are. because of how the blanks are you cant really drill through them to mount anything in them, like a light, buzzer, or EBC remote head... ;-)

Does anyone know of any other replacement blanks that fit in a DMAX? Im trying to avoid drilling into anything (other then the blanks) to mount the remote head

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Re: Dmax switch blanks

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i concur they are shit to modify
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

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And I'll 3rd it...it's engineering dept humor, much like the key.

If you drill a large hole just behind the front crossways you can then drill into the middle of the blank, but it's only good for small things like led warning lights.
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

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How do you remove the blanks? Do they push out, or do you lever them out with a screw driver? I've tried both but worried I'll bust something/
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

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Dropbear74 wrote:How do you remove the blanks? Do they push out, or do you lever them out with a screw driver? I've tried both but worried I'll bust something/
Gently lever it mate, they come out easy enough.
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

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G'day Guys, when you want to drill plastic use either a blunt drill or grind the drill so the inner face is parallel to the axis of the drill (remove the sharp edge) The plastic shatters because a drill with normal angles on it bites in and tears it's way through leaving you with no control over how it drills the hole.
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

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Mikes7 wrote:G'day Guys, when you want to drill plastic use either a blunt drill or grind the drill so the inner face is parallel to the axis of the drill (remove the sharp edge) The plastic shatters because a drill with normal angles on it bites in and tears it's way through leaving you with no control over how it drills the hole.
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Good to know, thanks mate
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

Post by Bob »

A stepped drill works very well on plastic without tearing it. Very handy item to have in the toolbox.
Mikes7 wrote:G'day Guys, when you want to drill plastic use either a blunt drill or grind the drill so the inner face is parallel to the axis of the drill (remove the sharp edge) The plastic shatters because a drill with normal angles on it bites in and tears it's way through leaving you with no control over how it drills the hole.
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Re: Dmax switch blanks

Post by Valkie »

Can someone post a picture of how to remove the blank on the L/H side of the steering column.
I want to put my driving light switch there and I can't quite get it out.
I'm obviously doing something wrong.

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Re: Dmax switch blanks

Post by Duck »

I bought new switches for the blanks, come with stickers to identify the purpose, $15 each from electrade but see plenty of brands to fit the Dmax, if the. blanks shatter
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