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    Anyone know where I can find a Toyota dash switch(the ones that fit in the blanks) to wire to open a gate/garage - must be momentary not latching?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    Anyone know where I can find a Toyota dash switch(the ones that fit in the blanks) to wire to open a gate/garage - must be momentary not latching?
    Diesel Electric or 4x4 Direct.

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    Thanks but none of them are momentary.
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    Don't know whether you will find a momentary switch for any use in a vehicle.

    Would it not be possible to make your own switch using the casing as shown on 4x4-Direct, to ensure it fits, but using the switching internals of a front door bell? Those are the type of switches I assume you are referring to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrifX View Post
    Don't know whether you will find a momentary switch for any use in a vehicle.

    Would it not be possible to make your own switch using the casing as shown on 4x4-Direct, to ensure it fits, but using the switching internals of a front door bell? Those are the type of switches I assume you are referring to.
    To be pedantic, the GU Patrol sub-tank switch is a momentary switch. It only connects when pushed, and disconnects when released. The sub-tank controller does the rest.

    That said, however, I doubt they would fit on any other vehicles.
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    You can also try the4x4store.co.za. But, I am not sure you will find a Toyota shaped switch that does not latch?
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    try using anti hi-jack button safe and can be hidden away
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    Jus snip the latch meganism

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    Default Re: Toyota dash switches

    I just use one of theses switches . Take out the blank , cut a square hole and glue in the switch , then just solder the two wires from the switch to the remote switch , a bit finicky but it works.
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    The easiest is to wire a relay that is triggered by the brights. Then simply pull up to the gate/door and flash your lights.
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    You do get them but not in SA it seems, I had one fitted on my previous car that I had bought in the UK and I was hoping to source them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    You do get them but not in SA it seems, I had one fitted on my previous car that I had bought in the UK and I was hoping to source them here.
    Try Diesel Electric or Trysome. The last time I bought from Diesel Electric they had quite a wide variety.

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    Default Re: Toyota dash switches

    Is it like the old D4D difflock switches? It returns to the original out position? I got another one from toyota way back.
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    https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/thre...switch.156354/

    Although this guy has done the opposite of what you are looking for, it seems the OEM Toyota VSC switch is a momentary? (Could be wrong though, I don't have a VSC button)
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    Default Re: Toyota dash switches

    Quote Originally Posted by JacoE View Post
    Is it like the old D4D difflock switches? It returns to the original out position? I got another one from toyota way back.
    Not sure, it all depends what happens with the contacts inside??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferty View Post
    https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/thre...switch.156354/

    Although this guy has done the opposite of what you are looking for, it seems the OEM Toyota VSC switch is a momentary? (Could be wrong though, I don't have a VSC button)
    You could be on to something my VSC seems to be momentary, maybe look at wiring it to that I would still like to get a dedicated switch though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    You could be on to something my VSC seems to be momentary, maybe look at wiring it to that I would still like to get a dedicated switch though...
    Can you not order a new switch from TSA and install it as a dedicated switch?
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