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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well i am starting to get fancy i guess. My wife and i went out for a few night rides this summer and my wife had to use her cell phone for a light to find her things. well when she could find her cell anyway. i was talking with a friend that rigged up some led's in his pioneer and it gave me this idea. i did some research to find the best parts i could that would match and this is like factory! i found door switches from a 2004 MERCEDES S500. they are black plastic and the exact black color of the arctic cat plastic.




i ordered a led light strip labeled super bright white for 10 bucks. it has 3m stick on one side so i cut 26 lights from the strip and stuck it to the back bar of the roll cage. this thing is bright! i cut the door switches into the cab and wired it in.
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i have push buttons ordered to over ride the door switch so lights wont come on when im hunting and the second to turn the light on with the doors closed.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 08:31 AM
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Looks great!

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That looks pretty nice. Now if you want to get really fancy you can wire in a dome override switch like they have in cars. One that will allow you turn on the lights without opening the doors or deactivate the lights altogether.

I have a dome light in mine too but it just runs off of a single lighted button. I have no doors to act as a switch. Check out my thread for pictures: http://www.prowlertalk.net/forums/me...hdx-700-a.html

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thanks guys. its a fun side project that doesnt take much time but really pays off.


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I have a dome light in mine too but it just runs off of a single lighted button. I have no doors to act as a switch. Check out my thread for pictures: http://www.prowlertalk.net/forums/me...hdx-700-a.html
thats crazy! i bought the same switch! i got the blue light and the white light options. blue to use as the door override and white as the master to turn it on with the doors closed. its smaller than i thought now that i see your pic of it installed... which is what i wanted... small. it is another week out though. its coming overseas. didnt realize it when i ordered it. i just saw the price at about 3 bucks a switch. i wanted it to be lit up at all times the key is on. from what i read in the schematics it should work.
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thanks guys. its a fun side project that doesnt take much time but really pays off.




thats crazy! i bought the same switch! i got the blue light and the white light options. blue to use as the door override and white as the master to turn it on with the doors closed. its smaller than i thought now that i see your pic of it installed... which is what i wanted... small. it is another week out though. its coming overseas. didnt realize it when i ordered it. i just saw the price at about 3 bucks a switch. i wanted it to be lit up at all times the key is on. from what i read in the schematics it should work.
The switch comes with a schematic but it can be rather confusing to read. If you need help wiring it let me know. Also, the internals on the switch are not very heat resistant so be very careful soldering the connections. I actually fried my first switch when I desoldered a couple connections because they were not connected well and had to order a replacement. Also if you have help holding the wires while you are soldering that would be a great help because the pins are rather tiny.
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I used similar switches on hot rod projects, and we usually use the switch to complete the ground wire.

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i have looked into a few setups but i settled on this one due to the fact its going to have mostly negative wires running. this should be the best in case wires rub through ect. no sparks or popped fuses. just lights coming on.
the schematic i drew up is pretty crude but it gives you the idea.

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Very good drawing! Easy to understand.

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Door switch override and master switch labels need to be swapped or the master switch will not work.. unless the master is an override on/off and the override switch keeps it from coming on.. just my take on it.



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i have looked into a few setups but i settled on this one due to the fact its going to have mostly negative wires running. this should be the best in case wires rub through ect. no sparks or popped fuses. just lights coming on.
the schematic i drew up is pretty crude but it gives you the idea.

This is the setup I like. weather the doors are on or off the lights are still functional and easy to use.

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